Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center offers a variety of workshops you can attend for free with topics ranging from basic punctuation to timed writing and research papers. There's no need to sign up--just show up at the workshop you're interested in!

Spring 2016 Writing Center Workshops

Reading for Success

Presenters: Luke Lambert and Denise Stephenson

Want to read better? This workshop is all about improving your reading. Focus on your own reading process to develop skills for any college course: chemistry, sociology, accounting, English…
Tuesday, January 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in OC 1202
Wednesday, January 28, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in OC 1202
Monday, February 2, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in SAN Student Center Conference Rooms A & B
Tuesday, February 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am in OC 1202


Pronunciation Workshop

Presenters: Ruth Gay and Melissa Lloyd-Jones

Pronunciation is a huge part of learning a language.  At this workshop you’ll have the opportunity to listen to and practice authentic English as it is spoken in the real world.  You’ll also learn some tricks for sounding like native speakers.
Thursday, February 5, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in CLC 112
This workshop will be geared towards lower level ESL students (levels 1 - 4)
Thursday, March 5, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in CLC 112
This workshop will be geared towards higher level ESL students (levels 5 and beyond)
Thursday, April 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in CLC 112
This workshop will be geared towards higher level ESL students (levels 5 and beyond)
Thursday, May 7, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in CLC 112

This workshop will be geared towards lower level ESL students (levels 1 - 4)


Comma Splices and Run-ons: 3 Easy Fixes

Presenters: Sarah Pultz & Stephanie Taylor

Finding “CS” and “RO” all over your papers? We know the feeling. This workshop will explain those mysterious red pen marks and present three simple ways to fix those frustrating comma errors.
Monday, February 9, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm in OC 1202
Tuesday, February 10, 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm in OC 1202


Writing Your Scholarship Essay

Presenter: Brandi Blahnik

Your personal statement is a critical part of your scholarship application. Join us for useful tips and techniques to get started.
Tuesday, February 10, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in OC 1202
Wednesday, February 11, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm in SAN Student Center Conference Rooms A & B


A Writer on Process

Presenter: Denise Stephenson

Ever wish you could ask a published writer questions--about how they write or publish? Come to this workshop to get answers!
Monday, February 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in SAN Student Center Conference Rooms A & B
Tuesday, February 24, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in OC 1202


Fix Your Sentences

Presenters: Sarah Pultz & Stephanie Taylor

Do your friends a family refuse to proofread another one of your papers? Come learn some easy tips for how to proofread on your own.
Monday, February 23, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm in OC 1202
Tuesday, February 24, 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm in OC 1202


Practice Safe Writing: Avoid Plagiarism

Presenter: Denise Stephenson

Temptation is everywhere! Learn how to avoid different kinds of plagiarism. It’s vital to your academic health.
Monday, March 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in SAN Student Center Conference Rooms A & B
Tuesday, March 3, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in OC 1202


How to Make a Quote Sandwich

Presenters: Sarah Pultz & Stephanie Taylor

Your professor wants you to use quotes in your paper, and you’ve found some great possibilities. Come learn some tasty ways to integrate your quotes into your paper.
Monday, March 9, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm in OC 1202
Tuesday, March 10, 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm in OC 1202

 


Conquering Conculsions

Presenters: Sarah Pultz & Stephanie Taylor

You’re almost finished with your paper, and then you reach that tricky conclusion paragraph. What else to say? What haven’t you already said? This workshop will teach you how to conquer that final piece of your essay.
Monday, March 30, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm in OC 1202
Tuesday, March 31, 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm in OC 1202


Writer's Block

Presenter: Denise Stephenson

When we need to write, we all find ourselves facing a blank page, an empty screen. Want to relax, but need to be productive? Learn strategies to engage your assignment without stressing out.
Monday, April 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in SAN Student Center Conference Rooms A & B
Tuesday, April 14, 10:00 am - 11:00 am in OC 1202