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Workshops

All events will be held in the Writing Center in ASBN room 108, unless noted otherwise.
These workshops are free and do not require registration.


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PUG Review Sessions (EVERY WEEK!)

Wednesday & 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.

Creative Writing Workshops

Fridays, September 26-December 5 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Get a jump start for your creative writing projects: screenplays, poems, short stories, and creative non-ficiton.

Writing for Science

Thursday, October 2 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Learn about writing scientific writing conventions, considerations, and formats.

Using the Library Databases and Other Tools

Tuesday, October 7 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Learn how to use the library and school resources to improve your writing and your research.

Close Reading

Thursday, October 16 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Learn to read carefully and critical and write about what you've read.

Citing in A.P.A

Thursday, October 16th | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Need to write and cite your essay in American Psychological Association style? More majors and academic fields use A.P.A. citation style rather than any other style.

Writing In-Class Essays

Tuesday, October 21 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Does you heart stop when you have an in-class essay to write? Don't know where to start? Come and let us give you tips, tricks, and techniques for writing the best essay possible.

Writing for History

Tuesday, October 21 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Writing for history can be tricky. Come to learn the best tactics for crafting an interesting and informative historical essay.

Writing about (YOUR) Writing

Wendesday, October 29th | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Have you ever thought about why you write, how you write, and how your style differs from others?

Surviving Your Seminar Paper(s)

Thursday, October 30th | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Seminar papers are long, involved works that are mostly written by graduate students at the end of their seminar classes. Learn about how to brainstorm for topics, form a workable and sustainable thesis, and complete a long work in this workshop.

Writing Reports

Thursday, November 13 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Learn to write lab reports, meeting reports, accident reports for a number of business related fields.

Citing in A.P.A.

Thursday, November 11 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Need to write and cite your essay in American Psychological Association style? More majors and academic fields use A.P.A. citation style rather than any other style.

Writing Your Grad School Application(s)

Wednesday, November 19th | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Graduate school applications can be daunting. What's the difference between a statement of purpose and a statement of intent? What should you say? What shouldn't you say? Learn strategies, tips, and tactics for composing the best possible graduate school applications.


 

 For more information, contact the Writing Center at 512.245.3018 or email Director Deb Balzhiser at dbalzhiser@txstate.edu.