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Student Research Council

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Student Workshops from 2019

This workshop series is intended to help students develop professional skills in general and, more specifically, prepare for the annual WKU Student Research Conference in the spring semester.

The workshop series is for undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines. Presented by WKU faculty, workshops are open to all students.

How to Write an Abstract

The first step to participating in the Student Research Conference is submitting a brief abstract of your work. Not sure where to start? This workshop will explain how to effectively describe your research or creative project in 200 words. We will cover what information to include, what to avoid, and how to structure this important document. At the end of this workshop, you will have the tools you need to write your own abstract for the Feb. 16 deadline.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5:00PM 
Where: Helm Library 005


Slideshow from 2018 How to Write an Abstract workshop

How to Visualize Research Data

Good communication doesn't just happen; it is the result of good design! If you are responsible for presenting quantitative information as Poster,  PowerPoint Presentation, or Research Article, this workshop is for you! In this hands-on workshops you will get the chance to access analytical tool, learn how to present quantitative information simply, clearly, accurately, and compellingly.

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:00PM
Where: TBA


Click here to download handouts from a previous workshop.
Contact Dr. Leyla Zhuhadar if you have questions about the handouts.

How to Make a Poster

human figure with posterA good poster presentation should capture your audience's attention, start conversation, and help you tell a story about your research. But how do you do all that with a single poster? This workshop will cover strategies for making a successful poster that offers a clear and engaging narrative of your research.



When: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 5:00PM
Where: Helm Library 005


Handout from 2017 How to Make a Poster workshop

How to Give a Talk

Presentation Workshop GraphicThe focus of this workshop is the traditional form of participation in an academic meeting - a podium paper presentation.This workshop covers modes of paper delivery, parts of a presentation, visual aids and tips for communicating effectively. Examples of presentations are evaluated.

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 5:00PM
Where: Helm Library 005

Presenter: Dr. Enakshi Roy, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Broadcasting



Attend workshops to learn more about


Writing an Abstract


Visualizing Research Data


Making a Poster

2018 Handout

Preparing your Conference Presentation


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 Last Modified 10/30/19