Workshops for winter term
All Series B workshops are held in DAWB 2-105. Friday workshops are from 1:00-2:20 pm -- please sign up. Tuesday workshops are at 5:30-6:50 -- no sign up required.
Series B - Writing: textual basics and details
Essay Writing 101 - Fri. January 18, 2013 at 1:00-2:20 pm SIGN UP please.
What are the expectations for university-level essay writing? In this workshop we examine some widely-held myths about essay writing and discuss strategies for helping you to become a successful writer in university.
Developing strong paragraphs - Tues. January 22, 2013 at 5:30 - 6:50 pm
To build a strong essay you need strong paragraphs. In this workshop, we identify the elements you should include in each paragraph and tell you why they are important. We look at samples from student essays to demonstrate why paragraph development matters.
Mastering sentence writing - Fri. February 8, 2013 at 1:00-2:20 pm SIGN UP please.
This is the composition master class! In this workshop, you will learn to use the syntactical structures typical of academic writing, and discover how to make your writing more concise and interesting too. Learn how structure can help you to correct the most common grammar and punctuation errors.
Common grammar errors - Tues. February 12, 2013 at 5:30-6:50
Do you wish you had a better understanding of grammar? In this workshop, you will learn how to recognize and correct some of the most common writing errors. You will also discover which particular errors YOU tend to make so that you can edit your own work more effectively.
Features of the 'A' paper - Tues. March 5, 2013 at 5:30-6:50
Are you mired in the land of 'B' papers? Want to know what it takes to write an 'A' paper? This is the workshop for you. We identify the characteristics that make a paper stand above the crowd.
Effective introductions and conclusions - Fri. March 15, 2013 at 1:00-2:20 pm. SIGN UP please.
Many students find the opening and closing sections of a paper the most difficult ones to write. Should an introduction start with a generalization or get specific right away? Is there a particular spot in which the thesis statement should be placed? Should you repeat the thesis statement in a conclusion? In this workshop, we explore strategies and options for composing effective introductions and conclusions.
Writing essay exams: not your average essay - Tues. April 9, 2013 at 1:00-2:20 pm SIGN UP please.
Developing a coherent response to a complex question in a short amount of time is an enormous challenge. This workshop will teach you how to make the most of your time and skills. We focus on four steps to writing in exam situations and practice these steps using mock exam questions.
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