Workshops

English Conversation Groups for International Students

When: 2-3 p.m. every Friday
Where: Peirce 218
What: Improve your English conversation skills in a free and informal setting with native English speakers. No homework is required and any student is welcome to attend any session.
No appointment necessary.

 

WCC Wednesday Workshops

SPRING 2015

When: 2–3 p.m.

Where: Peirce 216

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

Date

Topic

Description

2/11/2015

 

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.

2/18/2015

 

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.

2/25/2015

 

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.

3/4/2015

 

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.

3/11/2015

 

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.

3/25/2015

 

Applying for Fellowships

 

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

4/1/2015

 

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. 

4/8/2015

 

Delivering Effective Presentations

 

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

4/15/2015

 

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.

4/22/2015

 

Preparing to Publish

 

Topics include: Selecting a journal, dealing with rejection, and revising for resubmission.

4/29/2015

 

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.

 

Graduate Enrichment Series, WCC Workshops

Graduate Enrichment Series, WCC Workshops

Spring 2015

Time: 2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Altorfer 501, unless otherwise indicated

Date

Topic

Description

2/5/2015

Creating Professional Presentations

 

Learn ways to create an effective Power Point presentation. Topics include: common mistakes to avoid; use of color, fonts, and graphics; slide organization; and more.

2/12/2015

Delivering Professional Presentations

 

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

2/19/2015

Preparing to Publish

 

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

2/26/2015

Technical Writing 

LOCATION: Fielding, 3rd Floor of Howe Center

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

3/12/2016

Applying for Fellowships

 

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

4/2/2015

Creating Poster Presentations

 

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