Writing Skills Workshops
As part of the CLRC workshop series, the Writing Center offers a number of Writing Skills Workshops each semester. Writing Skills Workshops provide opportunities for students to learn and practice skills and strategies that will assist them through the many stages and challenges of completing writing assignments in courses across the curriculum. The first four workshops include Getting Started, Writing Anxiety, Your Writing Process, and Revising Strategies. The last in the Writing series all deal with facets of the research process. We’ve also recently expanded our offerings to include topics related to creative writing. All WSWs are free and open to students from all classes, including English, History, Communications, and Biology. For any of the workshops, students may bring an assignment or use one of our examples.
No pre-registration necessary. Arrive in time to secure a seat; limited to 36 participants each session.
FALL 2017 WRITING SKILLS WORKSHOPS
All workshops are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 2 p.m. in the Cartwright Learning Resources Center, next to the Luria Library on West Campus in CAI lab 2 or LRC 108.
Getting Started: Thursday, August 24th (CAI Lab 2)
Explore strategies and resources to understand any type of writing assignment and get started on the right track.
Writing Anxiety: Thursday, September 7th (CAI Lab 2)
Stop avoiding the blank page. Develop strategies to increase writing confidence.
Your Writing Process: Thursday, September 21st (CAI Lab 2)
There is more than one way to write a paper. Explore different approaches for generating a first draft.
Revision Strategies: Thursday, October 5th (CAI Lab 2)
Improve drafting and revision skills by learning to check for clarity and correctness in your academic writing.
Exploring Fiction: Thursday, October 19th (CAI Lab 2)
Get ready for Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) and connect with fiction writing techniques in this fun and casual workshop.
Essentials of Research: Wednesday, November 1st (LRC 108)
Develop a plan for writing a research paper and learn how to find and evaluate sources.
Introduction to Citation: Thursday, November 2nd (CAI Lab 2)
Learn how to identify sources and understand why and when to cite.
MLA Citation: Wednesday, November 15th (LRC 108)
Learn how to format your paper, build your works cited page, and construct in-text citations.
APA Citation: Thursday, November 16th (CAI Lab 2)
Learn how to format your paper, build your reference page, and construct in-text citations.
Beth Taylor-Schott and Natalie Damjanovich-Napoleon, Writing Center LTAs
Sally Chuah & Ellen Carey Reference and Instruction Librarians