Workshops

English Conversation Groups for International Students

When: 12-1 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

FALL 2015

When: 1–2 p.m.

Where: Peirce 220

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

Date

Topic

Description

9/23/2015

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.

9/30/2015

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.

10/7/2015

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.

10/14/2015

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.

10/21/2015

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.

10/28/2015

Applying for Fellowships

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

 

Graduate Enrichment Series, WCC Workshops

Fall 2015

Time: 2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Altorfer 501

Date

Topic

Description

9/24/2015

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.

10/8/2015

Preparing to Publish

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

10/15/2015

Technical Writing 

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

10/28/2015

Applying for Fellowships

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

11/5/2015

Creating Poster Presentations

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