RISD Writing Center
The RISD Writing Center offers free peer to peer tutoring in writing for all RISD students and serves as a resource for those who appreciate writing in the context of art and design.
Click HERE for an appointment.
College Building, Rm. 240
Monday-Thursday: 10-4 & 6-8
Writing Center FAQ
RISD Library - a place for inquiry, inspiration & research
We invite and encourage you to ask for help. Asking questions is integral to research, the creative process, and this assignment. Librarians and student assistants are available to help you at the Reference Desk (first floor).
Materials for the concept maps (3' x 3' sheets of newsprint & markers) are available at the Reference Desk.
The Library's group study rooms may be used as a meeting place for you to work. Group study rooms have dry-erase boards; dry-erase marker sets are available at the Circulation Desk.
The Library has laptops for in-library use - check one out at the Circulation Desk.
Refer to the Reference Resources by Section tab on this guide for a selective list of specific reference books and databases to use for concept mapping and researching your section's topics.
Open the tutorials with PowerPoint. Use the Library's computers to view the tutorials if you don't have PowerPoint on your computer.
Research Process Group Presentations
In your group presentation, walk us through the research steps you took to find out about your topic:
- Discuss your approach to researching your topic - how you started, the decisions you made about how and where to search - use the concept map to describe the process
- Demonstrate knowledge of using the sources - what keywords, synonyms, related terms, and subject headings you used and found, what features did you find most useful; how to download an image; how to find a print article in the library
- Evaluate the information you find (all formats - CRAAP)
- Address questions the process produced- anything you didn't understand or stopped your research process