Writing Workshop Schedule
Mon., March 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Few writers get it right the first time. Writing is thinking, and that means that as we write, our ideas develop and sometimes change entirely. Revision means adding, removing, and rearranging paragraphs and ideas, whereas editing involves relatively minor changes. In this workshop we will discuss and practice strategies for both.
Tue., March 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM
This workshop is based on the principles of plagiarism in relation to academic honesty and intellectual property. Who owns it, and can I use it? Students will come to understand these principles by creating a piece of intellectual property and a citation for it.
Thu., March 13, 2014 at 12:30 PM
In this workshop we’ll discuss techniques for introducing and blending source material into your essays as well as techniques that prevent us from plagiarizing source material.
Mon., March 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM
This workshop is designed to help students familiarize themselves with the APA handbook and APA style in general. We will also address the appropriate use and integration of source material.
Tue., March 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM
This workshop will review the elements of successful paragraphs, including topic sentences, assertions, substantiation, unity, and coherence.
Thu., March 20, 2014 at 12:30 PM
There is more to an argument than just stating an opinion: once you make a claim, you’ve got to support it. While every argument is different, there are some basic elements of argumentation that writers can use to compose persuasive discourse. Participants in this workshop will generate claims and reasons to support them. We’ll also consider the importance of counter arguments and see how they can be used to strengthen our own claims.
Tue., March 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM
This workshop will review the elements of an APA style paper. Topics will include abstracts, literature reviews, heading levels, APA writing style, manuscript structure and content, differences between an abstract and lit review, integration of source material.
Thu., April 03, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Good writers polish their words; use vivid language and details; are concise, yet complete; vary their sentence structure; and adapt their style to their audience. Bring a paper you are working on to begin improving its style during this workshop.
Mon., April 07, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Confused by commas? Wracking your brains over run-ons? Fatigued by fragments? This workshop is designed to take the mystery out of some of the most common sentence-level errors that students make. Participants in this workshop are encouraged to bring examples of their own work; however, sample sentences will be provided.