The following workshops will be offered via Zoom during the Fall 2020 semester. The workshops will be recorded and posted to our website, so students who are interested in the topic, but were not able to attend, will be able to watch them later. The benefit of attending a workshop is that you are able to ask questions about your specific writing context.
All workshops this semester are offered on Wednesdays 3-3:30pm. For dates and descriptions, see below. Workshops are open to any students or staff with an active udel.edu email address.
Register for Fall 2020 Writing Center Workshops
October 7 The Organized Writer/Researcher: Planning a long term project or paper
In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for planning out their writing/research activities, so that they are able to make reasonable progress toward their writing goals. This workshop is especially applicable to undergraduates working on a senior thesis or other long-term piece of writing and graduate students working on a thesis or dissertation.
October 21 The Insighful Writer/Researcher: 3 Ways to use writing to enhance your research
In this workshop, participants will learn three strategies to use informal writing to strengthen how they interact with published sources in their own research and deepen their insights into data they have collected. This workshop is especially applicable to undergraduates working on original research projects that involve both a review of literature and data collection, as well as graduate students working articles for publication or a thesis or dissertation.
October 28 The Engaging Writer/Researcher: The CARS Model of introductions
Participants in this workshop will learn about the "CARS" (creating a research space) model of writing an introduction section in a research project, paper, article, or essay. The introduction section does much of the heavy lifting in this kind of writing; a strong one both helps the writer draft the rest of the paper and engages the reader. This workshop is especially applicable to undergraduate and graduate students working on research papers, projects, articles or essays of any length for most disciplines in the arts & sciences.
November 11 How Do I Revise (1)? Reworking Content & Organization
Participants in this workshop will learn a few strategies for making substantive revisions to the content and organization of a first or early draft. This workshop is especially applicable to undergraduate and graduate students looking for specific activities they can do as writers to assess and re-envision an early draft of any kind of writing across the disciplines in order to further develop the content and organization in their next draft.
November 18: How Do I Revise (2)? Reworking Sentences for Style and Clarity
Participants in this workshop will learn techniques for revising and editing sentences to read more precisely and clearly. This workshop is especially applicable to undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for tips on revising, editing, and proofreading their own work at the sentence level for any kind of writing across the disciplines.