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Writing Centers Workshop Series

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Fall 2019

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The Writing Center offers workshops for UD students on writing-related topics. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. Workshops are held in the Morris 017 writing center location. They are facilitated by graduate students in the English Department who work in the Writing Center.

You don't have to register to attend, but registering gives us an idea of how many people to expect. Register for a workshop: Fall workshop registration.

The Fall 2019 Workshop Series will include:

"Personal Statements That Pop" by Lee C.

Tuesday, November 5th at 5:00

It's application season, and you know what that means: Time to write a personal statement that packs a punch. Putting yourself out there in the personal statement, whether you're applying for grad school, an internship, or a job, may seem challenging, but we will help you craft a statement that really shines. In this workshop, we will discuss tone, style, and audience, how to "brag" about yourself, how to write with or without an essay prompt, what to shout about vs what to leave out, and more! Come to this session, and submit your applications with confidence!

"Making Abstract Writing Less Abstract" by Olivia D.

Monday, October 28 at 11:00

Have you just finished a writing project, and are unsure of how to express it an abstract? The genre of abstract writing can be difficult, and the abstract can feel like too little space to display the entirety of your essay! This workshop will help you develop the skills necessary to summarize your argument, highlight key ideas and prioritize the most important information in your abstract. Additionally, this session will discuss how to effectively organize this information with concise and professional language. The workshop will make the process of writing an abstract less abstract, and will give you concrete tools and tips to apply to your future writing!

"Proofing for Polish" by Dorothy S.

Wednesday, November 20 at 11:00You've done the research; developed your point; written and rearranged until you're blue in the face. Your paper is almost ready to send off to its fate… Except for one more step: proofreading. Ironically, by the time the average paper reaches the proofreading stage, its beleaguered author has spent so long staring at the big picture that they no longer register any of the tiny, niggling details of grammar and syntax that make for rough reading. This workshop will give you tips and tactics to ensure that you can look with new eyes and buff your paper to a high sheen.

"How do I cite this?" by Robert H. 

Thursday, November 14 at 5:00

How do I cite this? This is common question when writing, whether you are at the earlier stage working with in-text citations or reviewing your Reference List. This workshop will go over why we cite, as well as where you can find resources to make citation easier. Properly citation practice can be tricky, confusing, and time consuming, but it is also very necessary. Attend our workshop to battle those citations together!


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  • University Writing Centers
  • 016 Memorial
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-1168
  • writing-center@udel.edu