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University of Colorado Denver

School of Public Affairs
 

SPA Academic Resources Workshops

SPRING 2015


 

 Workshop Times

 

SPA offers several workshops on writing every semester. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Sean McCandless (sean.mccandless@ucdenver.edu).

 

APA

O2/27/2015, 12-2pm

Lawrence Street Center, SPA Suite, Classroom 500

In this workshop, we cover the essentials of creating papers in APA style. We first review formatting requirements pertaining to title pages, abstracts, bodies of papers, and headings. Next, we discuss the essentials of in-text citations. We end the workshop with a discussion of the requirements for reference lists.

 Excel Workshops

I. Beginner Workshop--02/24/2015, 12-2pm

Lawrence Street Center, SPA Suite, 5th Floor Computer Lab

In this workshop, we move quickly through some Excel navigation tips, sorting, filtering, and data cleaning. Next, we practice loading data form a .txt file and cover basic functions such as Sum, Average, Min, Max, and Standard Deviation. The course ends with an introduction to a more advanced function, VLOOKUP, and how to use Pivot Tables

II. Advanced Workshop--03/10/2015, 12-2pm

Lawrence Street Center, SPA Suite, 5th Floor Computer Lab

In this workshop, we review from of the basic functions of Excel covered in the previous workshop. We then move through advanced sorting and data cleaning techniques, basic statistical functions, and table and chart generation.

 Literature Reviews

03/06/2015, 12-2pm

Lawrence Street Center, SPA Suite, Classroom 500

In this workshop, we cover the essentials of writing literature reviews for the School of Public Affairs. We detail the purpose of literature reviews, best practices for looking up sources, organizing and analyzing articles, and bringing these elements together to form a coherent literature review.

 

All workshops are free, but space is limited

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to: sean.mccandless@ucdenver.edu 


 

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