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This interactive webinar offers guidance on formatting and documenting for research papers and other writing assignments according to the standards outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition (2011).Detailed examples are shown for references, citations, the title page and more.
Elements of Scholarly Writing
This webinar outlines a step-by-step approach to writing graduate-level research, including selecting scholarly sources, adequately narrowing a topic, composing a thesis statement, synthesizing literature, achieving coherence, and writing an effective introduction and conclusion.
My Best Friend is a Semicolon
Become better acquainted with some of the more problematic punctuation—colons, semicolons, quotation marks, and even the dash—and learn to use them with ease.
APA Format with MS Word: Research Papers and the Dissertation
This Writing Support webinar series with guest Joe Velazquez, independent APA editor, covers step-by-step instructions for formatting papers using Microsoft Word software. This Adobe Connect session covers general research paper formatting (e.g., running headers, main headers, page numbers) and dissertation formatting (e.g., table of contents, levels of heading, tables, figures, section and page breaks) following specific APA and Pepperdine GSEP guidelines.
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Writing Chapter Five While Waiting for IRB Approval
This webinar, facilitated by EDOL adjunct faculty member Tom Granoff, Ph.D., provides GSEP doctoral candidates with strategies for structuring and writing chapter five (Discussion) of the dissertation while waiting for IRB approval or data collection.
Improving Grammar in One Easy Step
This workshop/webinar focuses on the process for uploading a paper to Grammarly@EDU, the grammar-check and tutorial, as well as correcting identified grammar errors. The session will include an overview of Grammarly's higher-end features (e.g., style preferences, plagiarism check, etc.) available to all GSEP students.
Click here to view Adobe Connect recording: Grammarly@EDU for GSEP
Turnitin is a software application that allows students to check their papers for instances of plagiarism. This session will focus on submitting a document and interpreting the report as well as adequately paraphrasing text.
Click here to view Adobe Connect recording: Mastering Turnitin
Everything You've Always Wanted to Know: APA Q&A
A slight variation from the traditional "APA Basics" webinar, the Q&A format allows students to ask any specific quesitons related to APA format and style, from levels of heading and running headers to citing and referencing the variety of sources based on the APA Manual, 6th edition guidelines. An introduction to the APA Style Blog Website will also be provided.
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Organizing and Synthesizing the Literature Review
This webinar recording from a virtual class presentation is designed to help students better use synthesis--blending and presenting information in a new way--through the lens of a student's own proposed research when writing the Literature Review section of a research paper or dissertation. Much more than a list of sources, an effective review of the literature analyzes and synthesizes information about key themes or issues related to a particular research topic, theory, or research question.
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Making the Transition from Coursework to Dissertation
Guest host Dr. Tom Granoff identifies several dozen distinctions between completing coursework and completing the doctoral dissertation. Candidates must make profound changes in their mindsets in order to effectively and efficiently complete their dissertations. This webinar not only identifies the differences between the two challenges but also provides many strategies for dissertation students to streamline the process, minimize frustration, and graduate by their deadline.
About the Presenter: Tom Granoff, Ph.D. has been an adjunct professor at Pepperdine since 2002. He teaches research methods and statistics courses and has been an independent dissertation consultant since 1980.