Workshop Materials

The Writing Center offers 14 small-group workshops, organized in four categories of writing and analytical skills required across the curriculum: Reading and Interpretation, Structuring an Argument, Writing with Sources, and Revising and Process.

In our workshops, motivated students discover new tools, practice key skills, and apply flexible strategies they can use in virtually any academic discipline.

All materials we’ve developed for our workshops are available to download below for use in your classroom. Each workshop file includes learning goals, lesson plans, handouts, readings and exhibits, assessment instruments, and evaluation rubrics. Materials for our two new workshops–“Evidence, Analysis, and Claims” and “Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting”–will be available in fall 2014, after a pilot semester.

Please feel free to adopt or adapt these for use in your classroom, or to contact us if you’d like to talk about teaching any of these skills in your class. If you’ve used these materials, drop us a note! We’d love to hear how it went.

Reading and Interpretation

Reading Strategically
Analyzing Texts
Analyzing Images

Structuring an Argument

Comparing and Contrasting
Developing Thesis Statements
Controlling an Argument with Topic Sentences

Writing with Sources

Focusing Research Topics
Using Sources Strategically
Summarizing and Responding to Sources
Ethical Writing and Source Use

Revising and Process

Writing for Readers’ Needs
Developing Revision Strategies