Scholarly Writing Series programs


Good morning, and Happy New Year!

If you are taking a seminar or an independent research project class this spring to fulfill the upper-level writing requirement, you may be required to watch the Scholarly Writing Series programs, so please keep reading.

These programs are available, as web casts, on a Westlaw TWEN page entitled, “Stetson’s Scholarly Writing Series.”  Each program is about 40 to 60 minutes long.  The four programs that are offered in the series are

  1. Introduction to Scholarly Writing (presented by Professor Minneti)
  2. Selecting a Topic and Researching a Scholarly Paper (presented by Professor Trammell)
  3. Organizing a Scholarly Paper and Writing the Thesis (presented by Professor Bauer)
  4. Proper Attribution (presented by me)

On the left-hand side of the TWEN page, you will see not only the links to the web casts, but also the handouts or power points that accompany the presentations.

The release of these programs will be staggered.  All four videos (and accompanying handouts) will be available throughout the semester; however, the quizzes (that accompany the three “main” programs—numbers 2, 3, and 4 above) will be released during the time in which you should be at that specific point in the writing process.  The schedule for the quizzes is below:

  1. Selecting a topic and conducting research:  The quiz will be released on Monday, January 20, at 8:00 a.m., and close on Sunday, March 16, at 5:00 p.m.
  2. Organizing a scholarly paper and writing a thesis:  The quiz will be released on Monday, January 27, at 8:00 a.m., and close on Sunday, April 20, at 5:00 p.m.
  3. Providing proper attribution:  The quiz will be released on Monday, February 3, at 8:00 a.m., and close on Sunday, May 18, at 5:00 p.m.

The three quizzes, referenced above, will serve as the attendance for the web casts.  Documentation of who has taken the quizzes will be forwarded to the professors teaching seminar courses or supervising independent research projects.

If you have any questions about the Scholarly Writing Series Program in general, please contact me (bowman@law.stetson.edu).  You will find additional information about the programs in the Scholarly Writing Series policy located on the intranet.

Professor Bowman


Stetson University College of Law

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, Florida 33707

Phone: 727-562-7820
Fax: 727-345-8973

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