Fall 2014 Workshops

This semester, workshops will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 12:30-2 in the Feit Seminar Room (NVC 8-190). A complete schedule follows.

Reading and Interpretation

The four workshops in this series teach the strategies and processes of effective critical readers and interpreters.

  • Interpreting Assignments will help you decode the stated and unstated expectations of academic writing. M 10/20, M 11/24
  • Reading Strategically presents methods of efficient, targeted reading in any field or genre. T 9/16, W 10/15, M 12/1
  • Analyzing Texts focuses on critical examination of academic and literary texts. M 9/15, W 10/22, T 11/25
  • Analyzing Images introduces key terms and approaches for understanding artistic, historical, and commercial images. M 11/17

Structuring an Argument

The three workshops in this series will help you build clear, complicated arguments.

  • Evidence, Analysis, and Claims teaches strategies for analyzing evidence and data of all kinds. M 9/22, T 10/28, W 11/26
  • Comparing and Contrasting offers tools for developing effective comparative essays. W 9/17, M 10/27, T 12/2
  • Developing Thesis Statements focuses on strategies for complex, evidence-based theses in any field. T 9/23, w 10/29
  • Controlling an Argument with Topic Sentences provides practice in structuring and connecting paragraphs. M 9/29, T 11/18, W 12/10

Writing with Sources

These four workshops guide you through the research process, from developing a topic to understanding citation.

  • Focusing Research Topics presents methods for narrowing and articulating a research question. T 9/30, W 11/5
  • Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting will help you decide when and how to use each of these moves. 
M 10/6, M 11/3
  • Using Sources Strategically introduces tools for categorizing and making the most of sources. W 10/1, T 11/4
  • Summarizing and Responding to Sources focuses on managing, presenting, and talking back to research material. T 10/7, W 11/12, M 12/8
  • Ethical Writing and Source Use addresses how writers build authority with effective summary and citation. W 10/8, T 11/11

Revising and Process

The two workshops in this series teach you how to capitalize on both drafting and revision.

  • Writing for Readers’ Needs introduces methods for drafting productively before revising for a reader. T 10/14, M 11/10, W 12/3
  • Developing Revision Strategies focuses on specific interventions to address your revision goals. T 10/21, W 11/19, T 12/9

Please click here for a printable version of the Fall 2014 Workshop Schedule.