Scholarship makes contributions to literature, ongoing debates and unresolved issues. Graduate students need to learn their literature in order to make lasting contributions. This seminar will provide tips and advice on how to get up to speed in a given literature, and build a list of references that cover a chosen topic area.
This session is part of a 1-credit course designed to provide academic professional development for graduate students from all three schools at UC Merced. Students are welcome to register for the course to receive credit for attendance and engagement in seminar exercises. Or, students may attend any of the seminars and workshops individually without registering, and benefit from the information and discussion. The two-part workshops are designed to be most beneficial when students attend both parts.