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Fall 2022 Writing Workshops

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The Center for Writing Excellence will provide a series of online workshops during fall semester to help develop writing practices you can use now and in the future. Zoom with us on Wednesdays at 2:00pm:

Workshops are 45 minutes long and do not require advance preparation. All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to attend.
To learn more about the CWE, visit our website:

Freewriting Your Way to Great Ideas
Wednesday, September 28, 2:00pm
Freewriting is one of the best tools to help you get started with an assignment, choose a topic or brainstorm new ideas. Start your writing and semester strong with the helpful tips in this workshop.

Analysis and Evidence in Well-Balanced Writing
Wednesday, October 5, 2:00pm
What does it mean to give an analysis in a paper or analyze your research? Developing, expanding or synthesizing ideas can be challenging at any level. Learn more about what analysis is and how to achieve it at this workshop.

PRAXIS Practices for the Writing Section
Wednesday, October 12, 2:00pm
This NEW workshop will provide guidance for the writing section of the Praxis exam.

APA Style: 7th Edition Overview
Wednesday, October 19, 2:00pm
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 Reference pages and questions for extra help.

Poems and Pumpkins: Writing Halloween Poetry
Wednesday, October 26, 2:00pm
Join our Halloween themed workshop where we will read and write poems for this spirited season.

Ask a Consultant–Open Hour
Wednesday, November 2, 2:00pm
We will have an open hour to ask any questions about the CWE. Come with one question or stay for the whole hour and learn more about our services.
The MLA workshop has been rescheduled for November 30.

Multilingual Writers: Common Errors
Wednesday, November 9, 2:00pm
Whether you’re in the process of learning English or if English is not your native tongue, there are common writing errors that you will find in your writing. This workshop reviews the grammar rules for some of the most common errors made by multilingual writers. Join us to review strategies for catching preposition usage mistakes and more.

Polishing and Proofreading Strategies for Final Drafts
Wednesday, November 16, 2:00pm
A well-edited final draft makes all the difference so your hard work can shine. Learn how to polish, proofread, and edit your own work for excellent final papers and projects.

MLA Style: 9th Edition Overview
Wednesday, November 30, 2:00pm
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. We will also review updates included in the 9th edition. Bring your Works Cited pages and questions for extra help.