Workshop Series

Spring 2023 Online Workshops

Workshops will be offered via Zoom.  A link to the workshop will be sent to all registrants a few days before the workshop is scheduled to take place. Workshops are open to any students or staff with an active email address. Registration form:  

Read like a Writer, Write like a Reader!

Monday, March 20, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Are you interested in becoming a more active and intentional reader?  If so, join us for this discussion of ways to strengthen your comprehension and engagement while reading.  From assessing your circumstances for reading and selecting the best approach for the situation to recognizing a text’s central ideas and relating that content to larger scholarly conversations, we’ll offer strategies that you can apply across your academic and everyday reading.

Working With Sources in Your Writing

Thursday, April 6, 11:00-noon

Including information from published sources is an important part of academic writing, but it can feel tricky to master. This workshop will review how to fairly represent source material in your writing, clearly place others’ ideas in conversation with your own, and appropriately credit sources. 

Making Abstract Writing Less Abstract

Monday, April 17, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Have you just finished a writing project and are unsure of how to express it in an abstract? The genre of abstract writing can be difficult, and the abstract can feel like too little space to display the entirety of your essay! This workshop will help you develop the skills necessary to summarize your argument, highlight key ideas and prioritize the most important information in your abstract. Additionally, this session will discuss how to effectively organize this information with concise and professional language. The workshop will make the process of writing an abstract less abstract, and will give you concrete tools and tips to apply to your future writing.

Essential Strategies for Oral Presentations & Combating Anxiety

Friday, April 21, 11:00-noon

Throughout this workshop, a panel of current Oral Communication Consultants will discuss strategies for delivering effective, memorable presentations. Topics will include how to reduce speech anxiety, engage with your audience while speaking, and craft attention-grabbing introductions and memorable conclusions. Panelists will offer advice regarding participants’ greatest public speaking fears.