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The Writing Center and Library 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. Please contact Lorraine Bach at lbach1@nwacc.edu or writingcenter@nwacc.edu with questions. 

Spring 2021 Workshop Schedules

Writing Center Workshops take place on Wednesday at 3:00 pm, Thursday at 3:00 pm and Friday at 10:00 am.

Use this link to join Writing Center Workshop (Microsoft Teams Meeting). 

Date Topic / Title
Jan. 20, 21, 22 The Paragraph and the Writing Process
Jan. 27, 28, 29 Introductions & Conclusions
Feb. 3, 4, 5 Thesis Statements
Feb. 10, 11, 12       MLA Format & Citations
Feb. 17, 18, 19 Paraphrasing and Integrating Quotes (MLA)
Feb. 24, 25, 26 Sentence Parts & Prepositions
March 3, 4, 5 Types of Sentences & Conjunctions
March 10, 11, 12        Avoiding Fragments, Run-Ons, and Comma Splices
March 17, 18, 19 Punctuation
March 22-26 Spring Break
March 31, April 1, 2 Verbs, Parallel Structure, and Active/Passive Voice
April 7, 8, 9 Capitalization, Formatting Titles, Noun and Pronouns
April 14, 15, 16 Revising & Editing (Including Homonyms)

 

The Academic Literacy Workshops are coordinated by the NWACC Library in partnership with the Writing Center and Title III and held on Fridays at 11 AM via Zoom and online at anytime in a self-paced, free, not-for-credit Canvas course.

Students who complete eight or more workshops will receive a recognition stamp on their transcripts.

Register for the online Academic Literacy Workshops through the library website. 

Date Topic / Title Description Instructor
1/15 at 11 AM College 101

Tips and tricks for transitioning to college and navigating NWACC.

Leslie, Gwen, Ugoma

1/15 at 12 PM

How to Read a Syllabus

A course syllabus is one of the most important documents you will receive from your professor. If properly utilized, a course syllabus will help you plan your semester efficiently and help limit confusion and stress.

Sheri, Colleen

1/22 at 11 AM

Plagiarism 101

What is plagiarism, and how can we avoid it in a copy/paste world?

Leslie, Aly

1/29 at 11 AM

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.”

Shawna, Aly, Ugoma

2/5 at 11 AM

APA Reference List: Do It Easy. Do It Right!

Learn how to create Reference List entries in APA citation style. Learn APA citation basics and how you can apply them to cite websites, journal articles, and more.

Nithin, Gwen, Shawna

2/12 at 11 AM

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.

Shawna, Leslie

2/19 at 11 AM

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!

Nithin, Aly, Ugoma

3/5 at 11 AM

Active Listening: How to Retain More Information

Active listening is a soft skill that directs the focus from what’s in your head to the words coming from the outside. We will explore strategies to help you become an active listener.

Sheri, Colleen

4/2 at 11 AM

MLA Lab: Your Draft Perfected

This session is all about workshopping your own works cited page. Bring your MLA draft of citations, and we will work with you to achieve perfection!

Shawna, Leslie

4/9 at 11 AM

APA Lab: Your Draft Perfected

This session is all about workshopping your own references list. Bring your APA draft of citations, and we will work with you to achieve perfection!

Nithin, Gwen, Shawna

4/23 at 11 AM

MLA Lab: Your Draft Perfected

This session is all about workshopping your own works cited page. Bring your MLA draft of citations, and we will work with you to achieve perfection!

Shawna, Leslie