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Writing Workshops for Spring Semester

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The Center for Writing Excellence will provide a series of free workshops throughout the spring semester.  The same workshop will be offered twice each week, with topics changing weekly.  Workshops are 45 minutes long and do not require advance preparation.  Please arrive on time.

Brainstorming not only helps you start a paper but it also guides you through the revision process. Learn techniques to help you choose topics, find creative solutions, develop your ideas, and more.
·      Wednesday, February 22 at 2:30pm
·      Thursday, February 23 at 1:00pm

Annotating: Write in Your Books for Better Learning
Annotating is more than simply taking notes or highlighting your reading. If you have a book, handout or other text that you need to learn in detail, organized and purposeful annotation will help with your argument, knowledge, and evidence as you write your papers. Annotating is a great study tool that provides deeper understanding of your reading.
·      Wednesday, March 1 at 2:30pm
·      Thursday, March 2 at 2:00pm

MLA Style
This overview will help familiarize you with MLA citations—an important part of academic writing in areas of the humanities such as English, Foreign Language and Literatures, Literary Criticism, and Cultural Studies.  Bring your own papers or Works Cited pages for extra help.
·      Wednesday, March 15 at 2:30pm
·      Thursday, March 16 at 3:30pm

APA Style
This overview will help familiarize you with APA citations—an important part of academic writing in social science fields such as Business, Nursing, Psychology, Linguistics, Sociology, Economics, and Justice Studies.  Bring your own papers or Reference pages for extra help.
·      Wednesday, March 22 at 2:30pm
·      Thursday, March 23 at 4:00pm

Writing to Promote Change
This special workshop will focus on translating thoughts into action through writing. Whether you have a plan of action or are provided. This workshop is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
·      Wednesday, March 29 at 2:30pm
·      Thursday, March 30 at 1:00pm

Writing for Online Classes
Strong writing skills are crucial for succeeding in online classes which include specific types of writing such as discussion forum posts and online debates or conversations. This workshop includes tips for understanding expectations for online class writing and tools to make a good impression.
·      Wednesday, April 5 at 2:30pm
·      Thursday, April 6 at 4:00pm

Sentence Fragments
If you struggle with incomplete sentences then this workshop is for you. Learn how to identify and fix this common error to improve your academic writing and written communication.
·      Wednesday, April 12 at 2:30pm
·      Thursday, April 13 at 3:30pm

Personal Statements
If you are writing a personal statement, application essay or statement of purpose, this workshop is for you!  Get strategies for this important piece of writing that is required for graduate school and scholarship applications.
·      Wednesday, April 19 at 2:30pm
·      Thursday, April 20 at 2:00pm

Final Drafts: Proofreading & Polishing
A well-edited final draft means the difference between a good paper and a great paper.  Learn how to polish, proofread, and edit your own work so you can hand in great final papers and writing projects.
·      Wednesday, April 26 at 2:30pm
·      Thursday, April 27 at 4:00pm

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