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Workshops

The Writing Center is pleased to announce its Spring 2014 workshops!
All events are held in the Writing Center in ASBN room 108, unless noted otherwise.
These workshops are free and do not require registration.

 *The "Writing w/ Non-Traditional Texts" workshop date has been moved. New date/time remains TBA until further noticed. Keep checking back to see the new date/time!

Spring 2014 Workshops
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PUG REVIEW SESSIONS (EVERY WEEK!)

Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Students majoring in Mass Communication or Health Administration are required to pass the Punctuation, Usage, and Grammar Exam. The Writing Center offers a review session every week to help students take on the PUG challenge. The review sessions are also a great review of basic grammar and punctuation rules for all students.

MLA STYLE

Tuesday, February 18 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Learn the basics of MLA style from in-text citations to the Works Cited page and all the formatting in between.

CHICAGO/TURABIAN STYLE

Wednesday, February 19 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Learn the basics of Chicago and/or Turabian style such as footnotes, endnotes (and the difference between the two), Bibliographies, and more.

APA STYLE

Thursday, February 20 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of APA style from in-text citations to the references page and all the formatting in between.

NUTRITION WRITING

Thursday, February 20 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Have to write an essay for Nutrition? This workshop provides students with a better look into how to write specifically for nutrition classes and assignmetns.

IN-CLASS ESSAY PREPARATION

Tuesday February 25 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Does the thought of an essay exam strike fear in your heart? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to change essay exams from exercises in terror into an opportunity to show your professor how much you’ve learned.

WRITING A GREAT ESSAY

Wednesday, February 26 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Do you feel lost and confused when it comes to composing an essay for class? This workshop will walk you through the basics of essay writing. Learn about organization, paragraph structure, introductions, conclusions, and much more. 

BREAKING BAD STUDY HABITS

Wednesday, February 26 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Do you realize your study habits need to change, but you’re not sure where to start? Come to this workshop to explore some of the most common bad habits and learn some new more effective study strategies.

GETTING INTO GRAD SCHOOL

Monday, March 3 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

This workhshop will take you through the steps necessary for applying (and getting in) to Graduate School.

RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS

Wednesday, March 5 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

For this workshop the Writing Center partners with Career Services to help you create the best possible Resume & Cover Letter. Learn about the Dos and Don'ts of Resume & Cover letters. How much is too much? What is necessary/unnecessary? Ask all of your questions here.

WRITING A CV (CURRICULUM VITAE)

Thursday, March 6 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Curriculum Vitae are slightly different than Resumes. Learn the difference between the two, and how to create a strong and impressive CV.

WRITING FOR JOURNALISM

Wednesday, March 19 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

This workshop for Journalism students will teach the basics of Associated Press style, how to write a lead, the inverted pyramid, and more. 

ABOUT NON-TRADITIONAL TEXTS

Thursday, March 20 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Maybe you understand how to analyze pieces of literature. But what about analyzing texts that cannot be found in a book or an article? In this workshop you will learn the basics of analyzing "texts" that do not appear to be "texts" in the traditional sense.

WRITING FOR PHILOSOPHY

Friday, March 21 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

This workshop will explore the research strategies, writing style, and citations used in philosophy classes.

WRITING POETRY

Wednesday, March 26 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Learn how to write about poetry, including meter, rhyme, and literary devices.

 

WANT TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY?

Thursday, March 27 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

So you want to write a Screenplay? Learn about the basics of composing a screenplay at this Workshop.

CREATIVE WRITING

Thursday, March 27 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Learn about the basics of creative writing, including how to get started and tips on how to keep your creativity flowing. 

WRITING YOUR HONORS THESIS**

Friday, March 28 | 11:00 - 12:00

This workshop will be held in Lampasas.

Are you tackling (or preparing to tackle) the Honors Thesis? This workshop will give you an in-depth look at formatting basics as well as other necessary thesis-writing tactics.

WRITING FOR BUSINESS

Wednesday, April 2 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Learn effective technical communication skills, including how to write memos, business letters, and reports.

WRITING FOR SCIENCE

Thursday, April 3 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Writing for science is very different thatn writing for literature. In this workshop you will learn the basic structure of science papers, as well as what language to use/avoid.


 

 For more information, contact the Writing Center at 512.245.3018 or email Director Nancy Wilson at nw05@txstate.edu.