During a 75-minute in-class workshop, a Writing Center consultant will lead students through one of our skill-focused workshops (available both online and in-person). These interactive workshops cover a range of writing, reading, research, interpretation, and analysis skills. Faculty members are invited to request up to two workshops in each course section per semester.
To request an online or in-person workshop, complete the form at the bottom of this page.
For the Spring 2022 semester, we are offering the following workshops both online and in-person. We welcome you to review the workshop descriptions and lesson plans.
- Analyzing Case Studies
- Analyzing Texts
- Controlling an Argument with Topic Sentences
- Cover Letters
- Developing Thesis Statements
- Emailing Strategically
- Evidence, Analysis, & Claims
- Focusing Research Topics
- Summarizing, Paraphrasing, & Quoting
- Understanding Plagiarism & Citation
- Using Sources Strategically
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,
- Encourage students to participate actively in the workshop, and
- Be present for the entirety of the workshop.
For in-person workshops, we respectfully ask that you ensure that the full class wears face masks, in compliance with CUNY’s current policy.
While we do our best to fulfill all requests, we cannot guarantee workshop availability, especially 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.
Request a workshop
If you have questions about which workshop or modality would best suit your students’ needs, please contact Diana Hamilton, the center’s director.