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Spring 2016 Workshops

Spring 2016 Workshops

 

Workshop: From Assignment Prompt to Thesis Statement

Monday, Feb. 29, 2:10-3:00 pm - Coe Library 218

Facilitators: Pam Galbreath and Val Pexton

In this workshop, we will help you develop strategies for reading an assignment prompt and then developing a thesis that addresses that prompt.  We will explore questions like these: What is the assignment asking you to do?  What is the central focus of the assignment?  What are the parameters, and how can they help you craft an appropriate thesis?  How can your ideas be widened, or narrowed, to fit the assignment parameters?  Finally, we will work together to create working thesis statements.

Capped at 20 participants. Restricted to undergrad students.  Note that this workshop will focus on thesis statements for essay-type writing and will not address strategies for developing purpose statements for technical/scientific papers.

This workshop is full, thank you for your interest.

 

Workshop: Tightening Up Your Resume and Cover Letter

Wednesday, March 2, 2:10-3:00 pm - Coe Library 218

Facilitators: Cliff Marks and Rick Fisher

Are you preparing applications for jobs or internships?  Want some pro tips before you send out your resume or cover letter?  This session will help you consider some basic design and content strategies for making your documents at least 10 percent better than your current versions.  After presenting some general tips, we’ll also leave time for your specific questions as well.

Capped at 20.  Restricted to undergraduate students.  Note that this workshop will not address conventions for academic resumes (i.e., curricular vitae).

This workshop is full, thank you for your interest.

 

Workshop: Grammar for the Bewildered

Tuesday, March 8, 4:10-5:00 pm - Coe Library 218

Facilitators: Barbara Bogart and Maria Anderson

Grammar is not something to fear! Join us for a fun, interactive session that will help you feel more confident in your grammar. We'll cover topics like subject-verb agreement, sentence fragments, compound sentences, pronouns, comma usage, and more. You'll leave with the tools to make your writing stronger and clearer, whether you're working on a lab report, a cover letter, or a thesis. 

Capped at 20 participants. Restricted to undergraduate students.  Note that this workshop will focus on issues that are common to writers whose first language is English.

This workshop is full, thank you for your interest.

 

 

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