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General Writing Workshops

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  • Revising and Editing: Learn how to identify and correct errors in your own writing. In this workshop, students will gain a better understanding of the differences between editing and revising.  In addition, students are encouraged to bring a draft of their own work and an experienced consultant will guide students in applying revising and editing skills in an effort to improve their own writing projects.

    Dates for Fall 2018 Semester: August 27th @ 5 PM

    Sign up for the Revising and Editing Workshop

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  • Choosing Words Wisely: Using the right word at the right moment is important in writing assignments for specificity and clarity. Learn how to articulate your ideas more precisely in this workshop that discusses word choice and article usage, including how to locate appropriate synonyms and revising for more condensed language.

    Dates for Fall 2018 Semester: September 10th @ 5 PM

    Sign up for the Choosing Words Wisely Workshop

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  • Developing an Effective Writing Process – Success in college depends on developing a writing process that works for you. This workshop will help you to recognize your own writing habits and overcome those habits that do not currently serve you. We will help you develop effective strategies for planning, invention, drafting, and revision. This workshop is open to writers of all levels and disciplines.

    Dates for Fall 2018 Semester: September 24th @ 5 PM

    Sign up for the Writing Process Workshop.

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  • Integrating Metacommentary Into Your Writing – The art of metacommentary can elude even the most experienced writers; yet effective writing often depends on the successful integration of metacommentary. This workshop will teach you what metacommentary is and how it is used in academic writing. We will also offer you different strategies for using metacommentary to help you more clearly articulate the claims, reasons, and evidence presented in your writing. This workshop is open to writers of all levels and disciplines.

    Dates for Fall 2018 Semester:  October 8th @ 5 PM

    Sign up for the Integrating Metacommentary Into Your Writing Workshop.

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  • Constructing Cohesive Paragraphs – Would you like to improve your clarity and cohesion? In academic writing, constructing cohesive paragraphs is crucial to fostering a reader’s understanding of the ideas presented by the writer. In this workshop, we teach you how to produce well-crafted topic sentences, and how to develop additional sentences that effectively support your topic sentences. We also work with quotes and evidence to help you to effectively integrate them into your paragraphs. This workshop is open to writers of all levels and disciplines.

    Dates for Fall 2018 Semester: October 22nd @ 5 PM

    Sign up for the Constructing Cohesive Paragraphs Workshop.

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  • Argumentative Writing – Much of academic writing requires an effective written argument. This workshop introduces writers to argumentative writing and to the processes of creating an effective argument. We discuss how to create a compelling position on an issue and ways to generate reasons to support your arguable claims. We also address how to conduct research, including collecting, generating, and evaluating evidence. This workshop is open to writers of all levels and disciplines.

    Dates for Fall 2018 Semester:  November 5th @ 5 PM

    Sign up for the Argumentative Writing Workshop.

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