This workshop series offers practice and instruction for students to improve their writing skills for university-level success and are offered every Fall and Spring term. Students can select one or more of these workshops. Students wishing to work on writing skills (Planning, Organization, Grammar, or Citations) are welcomed to make an ITC tutoring appointment or email [email protected] for additional support. For writing support in the summer please make a 1:1 appointment with a tutor at the ITC.
About the Workshops
Outlining and Planning/Organizing Your Paper
About to begin a writing assignment? Understanding the professor’s guidelines is crucial to earning a high grade. This workshop will review how to analyze the prompt, outline your draft, develop your thesis, and hone your research process.
Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and Citing Source Material
Academic writing requires that we smoothly incorporate scholarly articles and studies into our essays, following proper citation rules. This workshop will review strategies for using direct quotations, summarizing, and paraphrasing, giving you the confidence to do all three effectively and incorporate research into your own paragraphs.
Transitions and Conclusions
Transitions guide the reader from one paragraph to another, showing how your ideas relate to each other. This workshop will take you through the process of writing transitions and topic sentences to create a smooth, logical essay. We will also discuss how to craft a conclusion that reinforces your most important ideas.
Editing Strategies and Incorporating Feedback
The bulk of your writing might be done, but be sure to leave plenty of time for editing and review! This workshop takes you through the final stages of crafting an essay. We will review strategies for editing your own work and introduce campus resources that can help you through the process.