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Writing Skills Workshops

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.

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click here for a flyer of the Writing Skills Workshop schedule (pdf)

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.

Getting Started: Thursday, January 19th

Explore strategies and resources to understand any type of writing assignment and get started on the right track.

Workshop Presentation (pdf) | Workshop Activity 1 | Workshop Activity 2

Writing Anxiety: Thursday, February 2nd

Stop avoiding the blank page. Develop strategies to increase writing confidence.

Workshop Presentation (pdf) | Workshop Handout

Song Lyrics 101: Wednesday, February 8th (in LRC room 108)

Workshop Presentation (pdf) | Workshop Handout 1Workshop Handout 2

Learn about the form and structure of song lyrics, then try your hand at creating your own.                 

Your Writing Process: Thursday, February 16th

There is more than one way to write a paper. Explore different approaches for generating a first draft.

Workshop Presentation (pdf) | Workshop Handout

Revision Strategies: Thursday, March 2nd

Improve drafting and revision skills by learning to check for clarity and correctness in your academic writing.

Workshop Presentation (pdf) | Workshop Handout

Exploring Poetry: Thursday, March 16th 

   Celebrate National Poetry Month and connect with the muse in    this fun and casual workshop.

  Essentials of Research: Wednesday, April 5th   

Develop a plan for writing a research paper and learn how to find and evaluate sources.

Workshop Presentation (pdf) | Workshop Handout 1  | Workshop Handout 2  | Workshop Activity 

Introduction to Citation: Thursday, April 6th

Learn how to identify sources and understand why and when to cite.

Workshop Presentation (pdf) | Workshop Activity

MLA Citation: Wednesday, April 19th

Learn how to format your paper, build your works cited page, and construct in-text citations.

Workshop Presentation (pdf) | Workshop Activity

APA Citation: Thursday, April 20th

Learn how to format your paper, build your reference page, and construct in-text citations.

Workshop Presentation (pdf) | Workshop Activity | Workshop Handout


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