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 2016 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.
Getting Started: Thursday, August 25th
Explore strategies and resources to understand any type of writing assignment and get started on the right track.
Workshop Presentation (pdf) | Workshop Handout
Writing Anxiety: Thursday, September 8th
Stop avoiding the blank page. Develop strategies to increase writing confidence.
Your Writing Process: Thursday, September 22nd
There is more than one way to write a paper. Explore different approaches for generating a first draft.
Revision Strategies: Thursday, October 6th
Improve drafting and revision skills by learning to check for clarity and correctness in your academic writing.
Exploring Fiction: Thursday, October 20th
Celebrate National Novel Writing Month and connect with the muse in this fun and casual workshop.
Essentials of Research: Wednesday, November 2nd
Develop a plan for writing a research paper and learn how to find and evaluate sources.
Introduction to Citation: Thursday, November 3rd
Learn how to identify sources and understand why and when to cite.
MLA Citation: Wednesday, November 16th
Learn how to format your paper, build your works cited page, and construct in-text citations.
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