Workshops

English Conversation Groups for International Students

Join us to improve your English conversation skills in a free and informal setting with native English speakers. Learn about American culture in the process.

When: 12-1 p.m. every Friday
Where: Peirce 216
No homework is required and any student is welcome to attend any session. No sign-up necessary.

 

ELL Writer’s Café

Join us to practice writing in English in a fun and relaxed setting! For English Language Learners (ELL).

When: 12-1 p.m. every Wednesday
Where: Kidde 360
Bring paper and pen or your laptop/tablet. No homework is required and any student is welcome to attend any session. No sign-up necessary.

 

WCC Wednesday Workshops

spring 2016

When: 2–3 p.m.

Where: Kidde 360

Any student is welcome to attend any session.  No homework is required and no appointment is necessary.

Date

Topic

Description

2/3/2016

Writing Effective Thesis Statements

for CAL 103/105

Learn strategies for writing effective thesis statements. Bring a draft to get the most out of this hands-on workshop.

2/10/2016

MLA Citation

for CAL 103/105

Learn how to cite websites, articles, and more. Topics include: correctly integrating sources in your essay and avoiding plagiarism. Bring a draft to get the most out of this hands-on workshop.

2/17/2016

Developing Revision and Editing Strategies

for all students

Covers the most common grammar mistakes in college writing, how to recognize them, and methods of correction. Bring a draft to get the most out of this hands-on workshop.

2/24/2016

Grammar for English Language Learners

Learn about the difficult aspects of English grammar: articles, prepositions, count/non-count nouns, and tenses. Learn strategies to identify and correct written accents.

3/9/2016

Speaking Clearly for English Language Learners

Learn tips and strategies to improve pronunciation and enunciation. Topics covered: muscle-building exercises, word stress, and intonation patterns.

 

Graduate Enrichment Series, WCC Workshops

spring 2016

 

Date

Topic

Time & Location

Description

1/28/2016

Technical Writing

  • 11am - 12noon
  • Fielding (3rd Floor, Howe Center)

Learn the three Cs of technical writing: Clarity, Conciseness, and Correctness. Topics include: seamless incorporation of tables, figures, and formulas into documents. 

2/11/2016

Professional Presentations

  • 2 - 3pm
  • Babbio Center, 541B

Learn ways to improve your presentation skills. Topics include: creating effective PowerPoints, coping with anxiety, improving delivery, eye contact, and developing poise.

2/18/2016

Preparing to Publish

  • 2 - 3pm
  • Babbio Center, 541B

Topics include: Preparing to publish, selecting a journal, dealing with rejection, and revising for resubmission.

2/25/2016

Applying for Fellowships

  • 2 - 3pm
  • Babbio Center, 541B

Learn to write a successful fellowship application.  Topics covered: the search process, components of personal and research statements, common pitfalls.

3/3/2016

Creating Poster Presentations

  • 2 - 3pm
  • Babbio Center, 541B

Learn how to create an effective poster.  Topics include: poster contents; use of images; alignment; organization; and more.