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Workshop Schedule


The Writing Center presents one-hour workshops on various writing topics. As a student, you will receive an attendance recognition stamp on your transcript by attending eight or more writing workshop sessions.  

The Writing Center presents one-hour workshops on Wednesdays at 3:00, Thursdays at 3:00, and Fridays at 9:30 am, all in BH 1007.

1/22, 1/23, 1/24 Writing Effective Paragraphs/Topic Sentences
1/29, 1/30, 1/31 Thesis Statements
2/5, 2/6, 2/7 Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs
2/12, 2/13, 2/14 Understanding the Sentence: Subjects, Verbs, and Phrases
2/19, 2/20, 2/21 MLA Format and Citations
2/26, 2/27, 2/28 Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
3/4, 3/5, 3/6 Avoiding Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-on Sentences
3/11, 3/12, 3/13 Paraphrasing and Integrating Quotes
3/18, 3/19. 3/20 Comma Usage, Colons and Semicolons
Spring Break  
4/1, 4/2, 4/3 Verb Agreement, Tense, and Voice
4/8, 4/9, 4/10 Capitalization/Titles, Writing Concisely
4/15, 4/16, 4/17 Homonyms/Commonly Confused Words, Revision/Editing 

 

 

 

 

Workshops take place on Fridays from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM in BH 1007 (unless otherwise noted).

1/17 Plagiarism 101 What is plagiarism? Learn how not to accidentally do it.
1/24 PowerPoint Beginner’s Guide A very basic introduction to PowerPoint will get you ready to create and give a presentation. Leave with a sample slideshow ready for you to customize.
1/31 MLA Formatting Made EZ with Microsoft Word Correctly format your MLA papers using Microsoft Word. From margins to hanging indents in the Works Cite page, we've got you covered. Leave with a sample document ready for you to customize with your essay.

1/31 in BH 1208

APA Formatting Made EZ with Microsoft Word Correctly format your APA papers using Microsoft Word. Leave with a sample document in the newly updated APA 7th edition ready for you to customize with your essay.
2/7 Wikipedia and Other Pre-Research Tools Yes, you can use Wikipedia to start your research! We’ll explain its “verifiability” standards, teach you how to quickly evaluate its entries, and show how to move from it to more academic sources.
2/14 Selecting a “Just Right” Topic How do you get from an assignment to a thesis statement? Topic selection, the first step in paper writing, is often the most difficult. It can’t be too broad or too specific, but needs to be “just right.”     
2/21 Know Your Sources   What’s a journal? A scholarly article? Peer-review? What is your instructor is talking about? Different source types have different uses in your research. Know your sources!
2/28 Research Skills: Finding the Good Stuff Find the college-level sources your research papers need and your instructors require. 
3/6 Annotated Bibliography - Say What? Learn the what, why and how of creating an annotated bibliography, including the difference between summary, evaluation and reflection annotations.
3/13 MLA Works Cited: Do It Easy. Do It Right!  Is making the MLA Works Cited page a mystery?? Or maybe just a pain? Learn MLA citation's elements and how you can apply their pattern to cite ANY source.
4/3 APA Reference List: Do It Easy. Do It Right! Create Reference List entries in APA 7th edition citation style. Learn APA citation basics and how you can apply them to cite websites, journal articles, and more.

 

 

Students will receive an attendance recognition stamp on their transcripts by attending eight or more writing workshop sessions. Upon request, this information is available digitally. 

Copies of workshop materials are available at the Writing Center website. Please contact Lorraine Bach at lbach1@nwacc.edu with questions.