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 2014 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, September 4th
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 18th
Stop avoiding the blank page. Develop strategies to increase writing confidence.
Your Writing Process: Thursday, October 2nd
There is more than one way to write a paper. Explore different approaches for generating a first draft.
Revision Strategies: Thursday, October 16th
Improve drafting and revision skills by learning to check for clarity and correctness in your academic writing.
NEW! Exploring Fiction: Wednesday, October 22nd
Celebrate National Novel Writing Month and connect with the muse in this fun and casual workshop.
Essentials of Research: Wednesday, October 29th
Develop a plan for writing a research paper and learn how to find and evaluate sources.
Introduction to Citation: Thursday, October 30th
Learn how to identify sources and understand why and when to cite.
MLA Citation: Wednesday, November 12th
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.
Michelle Detorie & Beth Taylor-Schott, Writing Center LTAs
Sally Chuah & Ellen Carey Reference and Instruction Librarians