Writing Center Workshops and Presentations
Below is a list of the workshops the Writing Center can bring to your classroom. We will adapt these workshops, as much as possible, to the specific needs of your course if you provide that information on the form. If you have a request for a workshop that is not on this list, please fill out a request form and we will do our best to accommodate you, as time and staffing allow.
An Introduction to the Writing Center (5 to 10 minutes)
A Writing Center consultant will visit your class and talk to your students about the services we offer.
Workshops on the Writing Process
Effective writers practice good writing habits. They give themselves time to read, observe, and ask questions before they begin writing. Good writers also save time for re-thinking, revising, and editing before turning in the final version of their paper. The following workshops help students develop similar habits that will help them produce stronger writing.
Provides students with brainstorming, invention, and planning strategies while also offering them suggestions for avoiding writer’s block. This workshop is particularly effective when timed to coincide with the distribution of a writing assignment.
Offers students ways to read and review their drafts for strengths and weaknesses as well as different strategies students can use to approach revising their work in substantive and effective ways.
Offers students copyediting and proofreading strategies for the final editing stages of a writing project.
Workshops on Writing and Research
Working with other writers’ texts in order to further one’s own aims and arguments is the basis of academic writing. The following workshops will help students understand effective approaches and methods of working with other writers’ words and ideas.
Documentation (APA, MLA, Chicago)
Answers questions of why scholars cite other sources, why scholars follow citation conventions, how scholars cite using those conventions, and how citation can be used to avoid plagiarism.
Writing with Sources
Discusses the use of scholarly sources to inform and support an idea as an essential element of academic writing. Provides students with approaches for writing effectively with research sources and concerns about plagiarism.
Constructing an Effective Thesis Statement
Discusses the characteristics of a strong thesis statement and encourages students to think about the relationship between their thesis statement and the argument they are developing in the body of their paper.
Writing the Literature Review
Discusses the purpose the literature review serves in scholarly writing and important conventions of the genre. Offers students strategies for writing the strongest literature review possible.
To request a classroom presentation, please fill out and submit the following form.
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