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What It Means to Be a Researcher | Introduction to Academic Research

Learn how to conceptualize your role as an investigator and recognize how context and information need influences your approach to research.

How to Curate a Writing Portfolio | Curating a Writing Portfolio

Learn the basic practices of curating a writing portfolio: collecting, selecting, connecting, and reflecting.

Writing Portfolios for Self-Discovery and Self-Presentation | Curating a Writing Portfolio

Learn about crafting two different kinds of portfolios: learning portfolios and showcase portfolios.

Keeping Track of Portfolio Artifacts | Curating a Writing Portfolio

Learn file management strategies at the file, folder, and drive level.

Using the Stases for Rhetorical Analysis | Rhetorical Analysis Using the Stases

This video introduces an ordered series of questions that must be addressed to resolve a controversy, collectively known as the stases: first-order questions of fact, cause, and definition and second-order questions of action, value, and jurisdiction.

Applying the 5Ws

This video describes a tool - 6 question words - that can help you critically analyze artifacts like news articles, speeches, social media posts, TV shows, movies, and music.

Keyword Basics

Learn the basics of developing keywords for database searching.