Spring 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 three workshops in this series teach the strategies and processes of effective critical readers.

  • Reading Strategically presents methods of efficient, targeted reading in any field or genre. M 2/3, W 2/19, T 3/25
  • Analyzing Texts focuses on critical examination of academic and literary texts. T 2/4, M 2/24, W 3/26, W 4/30
  • Analyzing Images introduces key terms and approaches for understanding artistic, historical, and commercial images. M 4/28

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. T 3/4, W 5/14
  • Comparing and Contrasting offers tools for developing effective comparative essays. W 2/5, T 2/25, M 3/31, T 5/6
  • Developing Thesis Statements focuses on strategies for complex, evidence-based theses in any field. M 2/10, W 2/26, T 4/1, M 5/5
  • Controlling an Argument with Topic Sentences provides practice in structuring and connecting paragraphs. T 2/11, M 3/3, W 4/9, M 5/12

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 3/11, W 4/23
  • Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting will help you decide when and how to use each of these moves. 
W 3/19, T 5/13
  • Using Sources Strategically introduces tools for categorizing and making the most of sources. W 3/12, T 4/8
  • Summarizing and Responding to Sources focuses on managing, presenting, and talking back to research material. M 3/10, T 4/29
  • Ethical Writing and Research addresses how writers build authority with effective summary and citation. M 3/17

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 2/18, W 3/5, M 3/24, W 4/2
  • Developing Revision Strategies focuses on specific interventions to address your revision goals. T 3/18, M 4/7, W 5/7

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