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General Writing Workshops

Select a workshop for more information about the workshop content, the date(s) it is held, and for a link to the registration form.


  • 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.

    Date for the Spring 2019 Semester: January 28th at 6 PM

    Sign up for the Writing Process Workshop.

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  • Integrating Meta-Commentary Into Your Writing – The art of meta-commentary can elude even the most experienced writers; yet effective writing often depends on the successful integration of meta-commentary. This workshop will teach you what meta-commentary is and how it is used in academic writing. We will also offer you different strategies for using meta-commentary 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.

    Date for Spring 2019 Semester:  April 8th at 6 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.

    Date for Spring 2019 Semester: March 18th at 6 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.

    Date for Spring 2019 Semester:  February 11th at 6 PM

    Sign up for the Argumentative Writing Workshop.

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