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First Year Research Experience (FYRE) Support Guide for Research Coaches


The University Library offers various workshops throughout the term that are geared to support students through the research process.  Students are encouraged to attend the live workshop or watch past workshop recordings.

Topics include:

  • Research:
    • Developing a research question
    • Narrowing and refining a research topic
    • Finding sources for your essay or research project
    • Evaluating sources for your essay or research project
    • How to create a research poster
  • Writing:
    • Introduction to writing thesis statements
    • Using evidence in your paper: quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing
    • Editing and proofreading tips and tricks
  • Citation Styles:
    • Introductions to MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles
  • Study and Exam Skills:
    • Managing your time and tasks
    • Combating procrastination
    • Reading and note taking in university
    • Exam writing tips and strategies

Please encourage your FYRE students to attend these workshops!


***Also, check-out all the past and upcoming webinars and training opportunities available thru the SURE program!  Feel free to pass along past workshop recordings for your students to view. ***