All workshops offered through the Writing Center are free. We welcome students, staff, and faculty to our workshops. If you would like to attend, please click the appropriate RSVP link below at least one day prior to the workshop. Send any questions to email@example.com.
Fall 2015 Workshops and Events
Fall 2015 Workshops
How to Read in Graduate School
Monday, September 14, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM in Burkle 12
Facilitated by Megan Gallagher, Alyssa Krueger, and Troy Mikanovich
This workshop will discuss reading comprehension and retention strategies for a graduate reading load. We will also learn a few speed reading techniques and some tips for turning your reading homework into meaningful class participation. Please bring a reading assignment you have for class so you can practice these skills.
Tuesday, September 22, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the Student Success Center
Facilitated by Francesca Gacho and Troy Mikanovich
Get an overview of the APA, CMS, and MLA citation styles. Learn about the basic components of citation and how to troubleshoot for those nitpicky, obscure sources you might be working with. Focus is on citations, not style format.
Wednesday, October 7, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM in the Student Success Center
Facilitated by April Anderson
Want to learn effective ways to manage your time and your stress? Need some ideas for how to plan and prepare for your life as a graduate student? Then please consider attending the Writing Center's workshop on getting organized and stress-free.
Thursday, October 8, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the Student Success Center
Facilitated by Au Vo
This workshop is a guide for technical writing that spans across multiple disciplines. We will discuss writing mathematical notations and narrations, how to write a technical manuscript, and how to report technical outcomes.
This workshop will prepare you for the Ph.D. application process by providing a detailed account of all aspects of the Ph.D. application process as well as tips on choosing the right program, obtaining adequate funding, and ways set yourself apart from other applicants.
Tuesday, October 13, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM in the Student Success Center
Facilitated by Francesca Gacho and Kristen Brownell
Learn revising and polishing strategies and tools to turn a first (second, third, or fourth!) draft into a final draft. We will go over strategies such as reverse outlining, setting priorities for revising vs. editing, and establishing a revision plan. Participants will also apply these skills to a current or planned revision of a written assignment during the workshop.
Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in Burkle 24
Thursday, October 22, 2:00 PM - 3:330 PM in Harper 1
Facilitated by Caroline Carpenter
This workshop will give you hands-on strategies for writing a successful Travel and Material Awards Application for the GSC. Come prepared to write, because you will leave this workshop with a first draft of your essay! Award applications are due by the end of October! Register now!
Writing Graduate-Level Introductions and Thesis Statements
Thursday, October 22, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM in the Student Success Center
Facilitated by April Anderson
Need to know how to come up with a claim for a paper? Want to learn an effective way to construct a thesis statement and introduction for a graduate-level essay? Then please consider attending the Writing Center's workshop on writing a thesis statement and introduction.
Wednesday, November 11, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM in Burkle 24
Facilitated by Jung-Hsien Lin
Stressed about a timed writing assignment? Come to our Writing Under Pressure workshop, where we will go over strategies for writing in high-pressure situations. This workshop will be helpful to those taking Qualifying Exams, the GRE, GMAT, and other tests with timed writing sections.
Friday, November 13, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM in Burkle 24
Facilitated by Benjamin Smith
Do you get frustrated that you don’t get jokes about the Oxford Comma or ending sentences in prepositions? Do you go in fear of the semicolon because you can never remember how to use it correctly? If this is you, or if you just want to brush up on your mechanics in writing, then please consider attending the Writing Center's workshop on grammar, punctuation, and usage.
Wednesday, December 2, 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM in the Student Success Center
Facilitated by Marcus Weakley and Troy Mikanovich
This workshop will cover the basics of argumentation, techniques for reading and writing critically, and tips for avoiding fallacious reasoning. It will also address specifically how this might change across disciplines.