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THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS WILL BE OFFERED IN THE FALL 2018 SEMESTER

All workshops take place throughout the semester both in-person and online. Writers at all stages of the writing process are always welcome, and participants in workshops often range from those "just getting started" to those putting the final touches on a writing project.  All workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff.

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Intro to Academic Writing

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2018, 11am 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018, 11am

This workshop will provide students with guidelines and strategies for producing academic writing. Participants will learn basic tips about organization, academic conventions, and citations. Strategies for writing and proofreading and hints for finding and using resources will particularly be covered.

 

Intro to APA Format

Friday, September 21, 2018; 10 am, LOCATION TBD

Academic writing follows very specific rules. Familiarizing yourself with the APA style is essential to most fields. This workshop will guide you through the basics of APA referencing, including how to handle quotations, in-text citations, the reference list, and electronic sources.

A filmed webinar of this workshop is available here.  

 

Academic Reading

Friday, October 12, 2018; 10 am, LOCATION TBD

This workshop will take a deep dive into the different genres of academic text and provide strategies for skimming and reading with purpose.

 

Reading Responses

Saturday, October 27, 2018; 10 am, LOCATION TBD

This workshop will explore tackling weekly reading responses.  We will discuss types of prompts assigned, how to break down prompts and the distinction between responding and summarizing.  

 

Writing Literature Reviews Part I: The Research Phase

Saturday, November 3, 2018; 10 am, LOCATION TBD

Whether writing a thesis or a midterm/final paper, this workshop will be tailored to the needs of the workshop attendees.  Topics we will cover include: identifying arguments, claims, evidence and theoretical frameworks, organizing topics and subtopics, finding and using sources, and structuring your review.

 

Writing Literature Reviews Part II: The Writing Phase

Saturday, December 1, 2018; 10 am, LOCATION TBD

Whether writing a thesis or a midterm/final paper, this workshop will be tailored to the needs of the workshop attendees.  Topics we will cover include: identifying arguments, claims, evidence and theoretical frameworks, organizing topics and subtopics, finding and using sources, structuring your review, and writing a well thought-out, logical conclusion.

 


THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS WILL BE OFFERED BASED ON INTEREST

 

Goal Setting 

Having trouble finishing a larger writing project?  Stuck in the dissertation slog?  This workshop is designed to help you set mangable SMART goals and get that writing done through an attainable timeline.  

A filmed webinar of this workshop is available here.  

 

Intro to Narrative and Reflective Writing

Are you in a program that requires narrative and/or reflective writing but aren't comfortable writing that way? Do you have trouble relating your personal experiences to the theory you're being asking to read? Are you having trouble approaching your teaching philosophy statement? This workshop will discuss tips, strategies, and conventions for writing in common narrative genres required in grad school.

 

Concept Mapping

Writers are often challenged with organizing their thoughts while preparing a paper. This workshop will help you to generate ideas, organize your research, and communicate those complex ideas. Please bring developing ideas or work in-progress on literature reviews or research papers.

 

Oral Presentations

Presenting your work orally is an important scholarly skill. This workshop will discuss strategies for boiling down your research into something you can present in limited time, methods for best conveying complex ideas to a wide audience, and rhetorical skills that do and do not transfer from written work.

 

Personal Statements 

Learn how to market your hard work, to present yourself and your achievements to an Admissions Committee. This workshop will cover many aspects of the writing process -- from targeting your audience to brainstorming to drafting, revising, and redrafting a successful statement. Come prepared with your notes as many GWC consultants will be on hand to work with you on your specific concerns.

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to Academic Writing

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 11am; FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 10 am

This workshop will provide students with guidelines and strategies for producing academic writing. Participants will learn basic tips about organization, academic conventions, and citations. Strategies for writing and proofreading and hints for finding and using resources will particularly be covered.

 

Doctoral Student Welcome

THURSDAY, SEPTERMBER 6, 4:30pm

This brief workshop will provide an overview of services for doctoral students and will be included as part of the OSA Doctoral Student Welcome.  

RSVP to our Fall workshops here

NEED AN ONLINE WRITING REFRESHER?  Check-out our webinars!

Goal Setting Webinar

Check out our webinar on Goal Setting available here


APA Style Overview

Check out our webinar on APA Style available here.