Spring 2012 Archive
Steps to Better Student Writing in Non-Writing Courses–for Instructors
This session, led by Writing Center Director Theresa FitzPatrick, will present ideas and suggestions for incorporating writing-related instruction into content courses. The ideas posed will build on what students have already learned in past writing courses, while adding discipline-related practices, without taking up too much of the course or producing more grading. Come ready for problem solving and discussion!
Brushing up on Basic Grammar/Mini-APA Style Workshop
This hour-long presentation, led by Writing Center Associate Charlotte Lewis, will be broken up into two sections. The first will discuss common grammatical errors and how to recognize them. The second will cover such topics as cover-page formatting, in-text citation, references, secondary sources, and blocked quotes. Each section will be followed by question-and-answer. Feel free to come to either section or both!
Writing Effective Literature Reviews
Professor Emeritus, Dr. Julie Jochum Gartrell, will lead this hour-long session on how to transform your compiled research into a formal literature review. Please come and bring along any questions you have concerning this specialized writing form.
Fall 2011 Archive
APA Style Workshop
This hour-long video presentation on APA Style, led by former Writing Center Associate Charlotte Lewis, will cover such topics as cover-page formatting, in-text citations, references, paraphrases versus direct quotes, secondary sources, blocked quotes, and when it is appropriate to use the term et al.The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Academic Writing Basics
This hour-long video presentation on Academic Writing Basics, led by former Writing Center Director Theresa FitzPatrick, is specifically designed to present the basic tools for successful academic writing. She will cover a variety of topics from brainstorming a topic and developing a thesis to point of view and giving proper credit to outside sources. The presentation will include specific “dos and don’ts” for graduate-level writing and will be followed by a question-and-answer session.