Wednesday Workshop Series at the Writing & Communications Center

8/18/2014

The Writing & Communications Center at Stevens will be hosting a Wednesday Workshop series this fall. See the full schedule below.

For further information, visit http://www.stevens.edu/cal/wcc.

Wednesday Workshops

Fall 2014

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Peirce 218

Date

Topic

Description

9/10/2014

 

Writing Effective Essays

for CAL 103/105

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

9/17/2014

 

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.

9/24/2014

Writing and Reading Skills for Humanities

for all CAL students

 

Topics covered: close reading of a text, planning and structuring a humanities paper. This information can be applied to other types of essays within the humanities. 

10/1/2014

 

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.

10/8/2014

 

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.

10/15/2014

 

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.

10/22/2014

 

Applying for Fellowships

 

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

10/29/2014

 

Basics of Technical Writing

 

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

11/5/2014

 

Delivering Effective Presentations

 

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

11/12/2014

 

Graduate School Application

Learn how to: begin the process of writing a personal statement, revise for clarity, and avoid common mistakes such as using clichés and telling rather than showing.

11/19/2014

 

Preparing to Publish

 

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

12/3/2014

 

Resumes and Cover Letters

 

Learn how to: craft accomplishment statements, design effective layouts, write effective cover letters. Bring a copy of your resume and cover letter to take advantage of this hands-on workshop.