Workshop Lesson Plans

The Writing Center offers 25 small-group workshops, organized in five categories of writing and analytical skills required across the curriculum: Reading and Interpretation, Structuring an Argument, Writing with Sources, Revising and Process, and Business and Professional Writing.

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 lesson plans, handouts, and related texts.

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

Interpreting Assignments
Reading Strategically
Analyzing Texts
Analyzing Images

Structuring an Argument

Evidence, Analysis, and Claims
Comparing and Contrasting
Developing Thesis Statements
Controlling an Argument with Topic Sentences

Writing with Sources

Focusing Research Topics
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
Using Sources Strategically
Summarizing and Responding to Sources
Ethical Writing and Source Use
Understanding Plagiarism and Citation

Revising and Process

Writing for Readers’ Needs
Peer Review
Developing Revision Strategies
Radical Revision
Sentence-Level Revision

Business and Professional Writing

Cover Letters
Analyzing Case Studies