Spring 2013 Writing Center Workshops
Mondays 3:30-5pm, Thursdays and Fridays 12:30-2 pm
Feit Seminar Room, NVC 8-190
The Writing Center is pleased to offer small-group workshops to help you develop into a more independent, confident, and versatile writer. Join other motivated students as you discover new tools, practice key skills, and apply flexible strategies you can use in virtually any academic discipline. Each workshop is capped at 12 students and taught by a Writing Center consultant who is also an experienced college-level writing instructor.
This semester, our schedule includes 12 different workshops in four clusters: Reading and Interpretation, Structuring an Argument, Writing with Research, and Revising and Process. Feel free to register for as many workshops as you’d like, in any sequence.
To register for a workshop, sign in to our scheduler, then choose "Workshops" from the pull-down menu at the top.
Reading and Interpretation
The three workshops in this series teach the strategies and processes of effective critical readers.
Reading Strategically presents methods of efficient, targeted reading in any field or genre.
M 2/11, M 3/4,Th 4/4, Th 4/25
Analyzing Texts focuses on critical examination of academic and literary texts.
F 2/15, M 2/25, Th 3/7, F 3/22, Th 4/18
Analyzing Images introduces key terms and approaches for understanding artistic and commercial images.
Structuring an Argument
The three workshops in this series will help you build clear, complicated arguments.
Comparing and Contrasting offers tools for developing effective comparative essays.
Th 2/14, F 3/8, Th 4/11, F 4/19, M 5/13
Developing a Thesis Statement focuses on strategies for complex, evidence-based theses in any field.
F 2/22, F 3/15, M 4/8, F 5/3, Th 5/16
Controlling an Argument with Topic Sentences provides practice in structuring and connecting paragraphs.
Th 2/21, M 3/11, F 4/12, F 4/26
Writing with Research
These four workshops guide you through the research process, from developing a topic to understanding citation.
Focusing Research Topics presents methods for narrowing and articulating a research inquiry.
Th 3/14, M 4/29
Using Sources Strategically introduces tools for categorizing and making the most of outside sources.
Th 3/21, M 5/6
Summarizing and Responding to Sources focuses on managing and responding to research material.
F 4/5, M 4/15
Ethical Writing and Research addresses how writers build authority with effective summary and citation.
Revising and Process
The two workshops in this series teach you how to capitalize on both drafting and revision.
Writing for Readers' Needs introduces methods for drafting productively before revising for a reader.
F 3/1, M 4/22, F 5/10
Developing Revision Strategies focuses on specific interventions to address yourrevision goals.
Th 2/28, Th 5/2
Please click here to download a printable workshop schedule.
Attendance is capped at 12 students per session. You may register for as many workshops as you like.
Please arrive early to register your attendance at the Writing Center’s front desk. Please be sure to bring the materials requested.