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Group Workshops:

Detailed descriptions may be viewed below.

SPARK your Writing
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop will give general advice about how to improve your academic writing. It will focus on how you can use SPARK, an online resource, to develop and maintain effective strategies for writing academic papers. Spaces are limited to the first 25 students attending this workshop.
Location: S312 Ross

Essays Made Easy
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Do you ever have trouble getting started on your essays? Do you wonder what professors expect from your assignments? This workshop will help you improve your writing by providing a systematic approach to essays that result in clear, well-organized papers. You will learn how to develop a well-considered thesis statement, and how to use evidence effectively to support your position. You will also discover the difference between summary and analysis, and see how they interact within an essay to provide a logical, coherent argument. Spaces are limited to the first 25 students attending this workshop
Location: S312 Ross

Strategic Essay Writing - Effective Introductions/Conclusions
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Strong introductions and conclusions are essential to the overall success of an academic essay. Part 1: Learn how to write a dynamic introduction that effectively identifies the focus of your paper and provides critical context for the reader. Part 2: Learn how to address the “conclusion writer’s block.” This part of the seminar will look at various tips that can help you write a balanced conclusion that provides a sense of closure to your paper. Spaces are limited to the first 25 students.
Location: S312 Ross

MLA Workshop
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop unpacks the basics of using the MLA citation style: including general guidelines, creating in-text citations, and formatting a Works Cited page. Feel free to bring specific formatting questions to the workshop. This workshop is based on information from the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition. Spaces are limited to the first 25 students attending this workshop.
Location: S312 Ross