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LRC READING/WRITING WORKSHOPS

Writing Workshops:

Click below to read about / sign up for our workshops!

(For information on UDWPE workshops, please click here.)

NB:  Students 10 or more minutes late will not be admitted to workshops.

Building the Annotated Bibliography

The Annotated Bibliography

Getting started on some research?  Need to write an annotated bibliography, but aren't sure how?

Come learn why you've been asked to write an annotated bibliography and what information it should include.

Day/Time: 
Location:  LRC, 3rd Floor, Oviatt Library
Presenter:      This workshop is completed - please check back later for future workshops. 

Writing the Literature Review

Writing the Literature Review

Assigned a literature review and not sure where to begin? Come to this workshop, which will teach you:

¨ What the purpose of a literature review actually is

¨ How to create a focus for your lit review

¨ How to smoothly integrate sources into your writing

¨ Correct formatting

Day/Time: 
Location:  LRC, 3rd Floor, Oviatt Library
Presenter:        This workshop is completed - please check back later for future workshops. 

Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual thinking is a vital skill for generating and developing new ideas and projects. It can help you to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It can also function as an effective tool for conveying complex information.

At the Visual Thinking workshop, we will provide tools and techniques to help you use visual rhetoric in order to better:

  • Generate ideas
  • Organize thoughts
  • Communicate clearly

Date and Time:  
Location:  LRC, 3rd Floor, Oviatt Library 
Presenter:         This workshop is completed - please check back later for future workshops. 

Mastering the Essay

The Essay Refresh

Has it been a while since you had to complete a formal writing assignment? Do you need a refresher on the basics of college-level essay crafting? Come join us at the Essay Refresh where you will learn about:

  • The fundamentals of essay structure
  • Organizational strategies
  • How to properly address an academic audience

Date and Time:   
Location:  LRC, 3rd Floor, Oviatt Library 
Presenter:        This workshop is completed - please check back later for future workshops. 

Using Academic Sources Effectively and Correctly

Working with Sources

Academic assignments often call for you to locate, assess, and implement a variety of quality sources from multiple locations and mediums. Using sources effectively is hard work, but luckily the LRC has some tips and tricks to help you along the way. Come to the Working with Sources workshop where we will help you to:

  • Find quality sources
  • Keep track of where you are getting sources
  • Evaluate the sources you have found
  • Incorporate those sources into your writing
  • Cite those sources responsibly.

Date and Time:  
Location:  LRC, 3rd Floor, Oviatt Library 
Presenter:         This workshop is completed.  Be sure to check out the now enrolling workshops. 

How to Produce Good Writing that Works and Flows

Good Writing that Works and Flows

"Wow! That's good writing!" "That sentence is really working!" "This essay really flows!" These are all things writers want to hear about their work.

We invite you to join us at this dynamic workshop where you will learn techniques and methods for creating effective, fluid, concise writing. 

Date and Time:  Thursday, April 5th, 4:00 - 5:00pm 
Location:  LRC, 3rd Floor, Oviatt Library 
Presenter:      This workshop is completed - check back next semester and in the meantime, try one of our other workshops!

Avoiding the Top Five Grammar Errors

Avoiding the 5 Most Frequent Grammar Errors
Are you struggling with run-ons and fragments? Confused about punctuation? In our “Avoiding the Five Most Frequent Errors” workshop, you will learn:
• How to correct run-ons
• When to use commas and apostrophes
• How to identify incomplete sentences
• How to avoid commonly misused words
• How to find and fix errors on your own

Date and Time: 
Location: LRC, 3rd Floor, Oviatt Library
Presenter:     This workshop is completed; check back next semester!

Finding Frequent Grammar Errors for Non-Native English Speakers

Grammar Errors for non-native English speakers

Are you having trouble with grammar when you write in English? Could you use some strategies for locating the grammar mistakes in your essays and assignments? Come get help with:

  • Noun-Verb Agreement
  • Verb Tense
  • Gerunds and Infinitives
  • Count/Non-Count Nouns
  • Articles

Date and Time:  
Location:  LRC, 3rd Floor, Oviatt Library 
Presenter:           Check back next semester!

Understanding MLA Formatting

MLA Formatting

You've worked hard on your paper.  Make sure your research is carefully presented in the correct format. 

This workshop will help you follow MLA format in your parenthetical citations, your list of works cited, and the incorporation of evidence into your discussion. 

Date and Time:  Wednesday, May 2nd,  5:00 - 6:00pm

Location:  LRC, 3rd Floor,  Oviatt Library

Presenter:  Completed; check back next semester!

Understanding APA Formatting

APA Formatting Workshop

Many students learn MLA format in their composition classes.  Then they need to adjust to APA style in their majors or GE courses.  If you have questions about APA format--the running heads, the references, the parenthetical citations, and the general writing style--this workshop is for you. 

* Basic formatting for documents and references

* How to cite correctly within your text

* How to integrate sources into your writing

Date and Time:  Monday, May 7th, 3:30 - 4:30pm 
Location:  LRC, Oviatt Library 
Presenter:   completed - check back next semester!

Creating a Powerful Resume

Creating a Powerful Résumé
Applying for a job? Competing for an internship? Working on an admissions packet for grad school and need to spruce up your work history? Come to the LRC and learn how to put your best foot forward, on the page, in our résumé /cv workshop
This workshop provides detailed explanations, as well step-by-step processes, for creating an effective and attention grabbing résumé /cv.
Date and Time: Wednesday May 2nd, 3:30-4:30pm
Location: LRC Classroom, 3rd Floor, Oviatt Library
Presenter: Check back next semester!

Strategies for Proofreading and Revision

Strategies for Proofreading and Revision 

 Are typos, misspellings, grammar, and punctuation errors stopping your work from looking polished and professional?

 Do you want to learn how to re-enter your work with "fresh eyes" in order to find ways to improve it?

This one-hour workshop will provide you with techniques for editing and revising your writing before you hand in your assignment.

Date and Time:  Tuesday May 8th, 3:00-4:00pm
Location:  LRC, 3rd Floor, Oviatt Library
Presenter: Check back next semester!

Crafting a Standout Personal Statement / Scholarship Essay

Crafting a Standout Personal Statement / Scholarship Essay

Applying to graduate school but not sure how to approach the personal statement? Need some help "promoting yourself" for a scholarship? Wondering what is the difference between personal statement, statement of purpose, and goal statement?

Come find answers to all of these questions and more at the Personal Statement (and Scholarship Essay) Workshop! We will discuss the form, content, and style of one of the most important documents you will ever write. 

Day/Time: Wednesday May 9th, 5:00-6:00pm
Location:  LRC, 3rd Floor, Oviatt Library
Presenter: Check back next semester!