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Workshops and Presentations for Students

Spring 2018 Presentations and Workshops

As of now, our presentation and workshop offerings for spring 2018 are as follows. Please check back for updates.

Working with Sources: Avoiding Plagiarism and Working Effectively with the Texts of Others (presentation)

Being able to present the ideas, language, or data of another writer in both an effective and ethical manner requires specialized knowledge and a great deal of work. Standards and practices for attribution vary meaningfully by discipline, and they also often depend upon genre and audience. How can students feel confident they are not misappropriating ideas or language? What resources exist at Caltech to help students do this work?

This presentation helps students understand not only the common practices of academic attribution of ideas, but also the values that make correct attribution so important to the scholarly community. Students will leave the presentation with a broad understanding of the many kinds and causes of plagiarism, along with an awareness of the work required to prevent it in their own college writing.

Dates and times: 

Monday, 4/16, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Wednesday, 4/25, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Make up: Tuesday 6/12 (reading day), 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

If you are required to attend this presentation and have classes during all scheduled presentation times, please email us at so we can accommodate you. 

Location: Hixon Writing Center

An advance reservation made by April 13th is required to attend this workshop. Ready to sign up? Sign-ups occur in the Writing Center Scheduler via Please consult these instructions for detailed instructions about how to make your reservation.


Preparing for Graduate School

This interactive presentation will offer seniors who are heading to graduate school an introduction to some of the challenges of effective writing and communication in graduate school. Date and further details TBA.