Upcoming Writing Center Workshops

Come one, come all! The Writing Center is sponsoring a new round of workshops for the Fall 2019 semester. These events will cover issues such as citation and revision as well as skills for crafting effective personal statements for graduate school or another line of work. Please encourage your students to come to these workshops, and if you’re struggling to find approaches for teaching source use or revision in your section(s) of ENGL110, we welcome you to attend and hopefully gain some inspiration as instructors. All three workshops will be held in the Morris Library Writing Center at their scheduled time. Hope to see you there!

For details about these workshops, please refer to the listings below, courtesy of Kathleen Lyons, the Assistant Director of the University Writing Center.


Fall 2019 Writing Center Workshops

“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!

 

“How do I cite this?” by Robert H. 

Thursday, November 14 at 5:00

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

 

“Proofing for Polish” by Dorothy S.

Wednesday, November 20 at 11:00

You’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.

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