During a 75-minute in-class workshop, a Writing Center consultant will lead students through one of our skill-focused workshops via Zoom. These synchronous, interactive workshops cover a range of writing, reading, research, interpretation, and analysis skills. Faculty members are invited to request up to two in-class workshops each semester.
Online workshops offered for 2020-21
- Analyzing Case Studies
- Analyzing Texts
- Controlling an Argument with Topic Sentences
- Cover Letters
- Developing Thesis Statements
- Emailing Strategically
- Evidence, Analysis, and Claims
- Focusing Research Topics
- Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
- Understanding Plagiarism and Citation
We welcome you to review the workshop descriptions and lesson plans and use the form below to submit a request. While we do our best to fulfill all requests, we cannot guarantee workshop availability, particularly if your class meets outside of regular Writing Center hours (Monday-Thursday 9-8, Friday 9-3, & Saturday 10-4). However, if you submit your request with advance notice and provide multiple dates, we’ll likely find coverage.
To ensure the success of the workshops, and to accommodate the high volume of requests, we require that participating faculty:
- Request in-class workshops at least two weeks prior to the desired workshop date(s), whenever possible,
- Be prepared to make the facilitator a Zoom host for the meeting so that they can share materials,
- Encourage students to participate actively in the workshop, and
- Be present for the entirety of the workshop.
If you have questions about which workshop would best suit your students’ needs, please contact Diana Hamilton, the center’s director.