All workshops are held in the Multimedia Writing Center, 017 Morris Library, 3:30pm-5:00pm.
To register for a workshop, complete a Fall 2017 Workshop Registration Form. You are welcome to attend more than one workshop this semester, but you will need to register for each one separately.
Revising an Academic Argument Offered on Tues, Oct 3 & Weds, Nov 1
A lot of writing college students do for classes in many different departments and majors involves arguing a point or taking a position on an issue. In this workshop, participants will learn about and practice revision techniques designed to clarify and strengthen the focusing idea and the supporting paragraphs of an academic argument.
The Voices of Others: Incorporating Sources into your Writing Offered on Thu, Oct 5
Writing in college means entering into a conversation with other, published scholars by citing others' work in your own writing. In this workshop, participants will learn about when and how to effectively incorporate sources in order to support the point they want to make in their own writing. Participants will practice the techniques of quotation, paraphrase, and summary. Strategies students learn in this workshop will be applicable to many citation styles.
Giving Confident Presentations Offered on Thu, Oct 19
Do you get anxious at the thought of giving a presentation? Do your hands shake when standing in front of a crowd? Speech anxiety or "the fear of public speaking" is a common fear among individuals and manifests differently within each person. This workshop will explore the common causes of speech anxiety and provide techniques to become a fearless communicator.
Revising for Clear, Lively Sentences Offered Thurs, Nov 16 & Weds, Nov 29
In this workshop, attendees will bring some of their own writing and will learn how to identify weak prose, what questions to ask to strengthen their writing and make their ideas clearer, and walk through the many creative (and even fun!) ways to restructure sentences to make them active.
Learning to be Your Own Proofreader Offered Weds Oct 18 & Tues, Nov 28
Do you struggle to get rid of all those pesky typos before submitting a paper? This workshop will offer suggestions for how you can improve editing skills, and polish final papers by providing both hands-on experience and tips and tricks for improving your proofreading strategies. Participants are invited to bring writing of their own to work with.