Writing Center staff offer workshops on writing and communication related topics during the fall and spring semesters. Undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to participate.
Spring 2024 Writing Center Workshops
All spring 2024 Writing Center workshops will be held on Zoom. Participants will receive a link after registering.
Personal Statements That Pop
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Whether you’re applying for grad school, an internship, or a job, putting yourself out there in a personal statement can be intimidating. This workshop will help you craft a statement that really shines. We will discuss how to “brag” about yourself, what to shout about vs. what to leave out, and more!
Working With Sources in Your Writing
Tuesday, March 5, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Including information from outside 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 within your writing and clearly place others’ ideas in conversation with your own.
Writing Effective Abstracts & Summaries
Wednesday, March 20, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Sometimes in writing, trying to say a little can be just as challenging as trying to say a lot. This workshop will focus on how to capture your own arguments in concise, compelling abstracts and how to convey others’ ideas in clear, effective summaries.
The Fundamentals of Citing Sources
Thursday, April 11, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
In addition to effectively integrating others’ ideas into your academic writing, the clear, correct documentation of borrowed content is crucial. This workshop will review the core expectations for citing sources in commonly used documentation styles such as APA, MLA, and AMA and will share resources for future reference and support.
Essential Strategies for Oral Presentations
Tuesday, April 23, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
One of the greatest fears in our society is presenting in front of a live audience. While the reasons for this fear vary, there is a consistently effective solution: preparation! Join a panel of Oral Communication Consultants as they discuss presentation preparation strategies, including how to overcome speech anxiety, outline presentation content, and create visual aids, as well as essential delivery tips.