Below is a list of upcoming Writing Center workshops. All workshops will be held from 5-6 p.m. in Ross 0275.

Snazzy Structure: Organization in Academic Writing

Monday, September 25 

Oftentimes students set out to write the perfect “College” paper, and what they end up with is a rather imperfect “Collage” paper. However great the ideas, a lack of organization can make an extended essay sound like grandma’s Thanksgiving diatribes on “the good ol’ days.” In this workshop, we will explore the essay writing process to inspire you to creatively structure your writing. We will discuss the components of your essay from creating a working thesis to an enticing introduction to a meaningful conclusion. The goal of this workshop is to provide the groundwork for building well-structured, coherent, and organized essays.

APA and MLA Crash Course

Monday, October 9

Life would be so much simpler if there were only one citation style for every discipline—but it’s not and there isn’t. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of writing papers in APA and MLA. This will include both the technical formatting rules for the paper as well as information on how to properly cite your sources. This workshop is intended for students who are not yet familiar with either one of these styles and are looking for a “crash course.” If your professor requires APA or MLA for their research paper and you are not sure where to start, we’ve got you covered.

Building a World: Creative Writing WOrkshop

Monday, October 30

Have you ever begun writing a creative story and found yourself drawing a blank when it comes to describing the world that your characters live in? Have no fear (or do… if the setting calls for it)! In this workshop, we will help identify and implement ways to help make the setting of your stories more elaborate and detailed. We also will discuss ways to help overcome the writer’s block that so many of us struggle with when it comes to writing settings for stories. If creative writing is your passion, this workshop is for you! 

Plagiarism is not a Victimless Crime

Monday, November 13

This workshop focuses on the ways in which writers give credit where it is due, thereby avoiding the heinous act of PLAGIARISM! Our goal is not simply to provide ethical research strategies for those who feel the pressure to 'cheat'-- we also wish to provide instruction for those who may not know that what they are doing constitutes plagiarism.

Questions? Contact the Writing Center at 970-351-2056 or email the director.