Writing Workshops

 

 

Attention: Workshops are open to all students and are on hour long. We strongly encourage students to register early in person because seating is limited.

 

 

 

Documentation & Plagiarism - APA

 

Demistify documentation by learning how to navigate the APA handbook. This workshop guides students through the fundamentals of proper APA documentation in order to appropriately paraphrase and quote text.

 

 

 

Date                                Day                                 Time                                Facilitator

 

4/21/2008                        Monday                          10:00am                         Iris A.

 

 

 

Documentation & Plagiarism - MLA

 

Demistify documentation by learning how to navigate the MLA handbook. This workshop guides students through the fundamentals of proper MLA documentation in order to appropriately paraphrase and quote text.

 

 

 

Date                                Day                                 Time                                Facilitator

 

4/30/2008                        Wednesday                    3:00pm                            Anna N.

 

 

 

Grammar

 

If you struggle with proper grammar and need help correcting common mistakes, this workshop is for you. Learn how to correct your grammatical errors on your own and how to avoid making them later. Each meeting will focus on different problems, so sign up for as many sessions as you wish

 

 

 

Date                                Day                                 Time                                Facilitator

 

4/23/08                            Wednesday                    1:30pm                            Anna N.

 

5/14/08                            Wednesday                    3:00pm                            Anna N.

 

 

 

Learning to Proofread

 

Do you find yourself missing mistakes that are obvious to everyone else but you? Bring in your sample paper and learn to catch those blunders on your own. This workshop will help your develop a mental proofreading checklist

 

 

 

Date                                Day                                 Time                                Facilitator

 

4/17/08                            Thursday                       3:00pm                            Mark M.

 

 

 

M.A. Thesis for Graduate Students

 

This workshop helps students generate ideas and organize their MasterÂ’s thesis.

 

 

 

Date                                Day                                 Time                                Facilitator

 

4/17/08                            Thursday                       5:00pm                            Leilani S.

 

4/23/08                            Wednesday                    5:00pm                            Leilani S.

 

5/1/08                              Thursday                       5:00pm                            Leilani S.

 

5/7/08                              Wednesday                    5:00pm                            Leilani S.

 

5/15/08                            Thursday                       5:00pm                            Leilani S.

 

5/21/08                            Wednesday                    5:00pm                            Leilani S.

 

5/29/08                            Thursday                       5:00pm                            Leilani S.

 

6/4/08                              Wednesday                    5:00pm                            Leilani S.

 

 

 

Organizing Your Essay

 

A well-written paper needs to be organized. This workshop will introduce you to pre-writing techniques, drafting, and other organizational strategies.

 

 

 

Date                                Day                                 Time                                Facilitator

 

4/24/08                            Thursday                       11:30am                         Ronda B.

 

5/1/08                              Thursday                       3:00pm                            Ronda B.

 

 

 

Quotations

 

Learn how to incorporate quotes into your paper and choose quotes that make your paper stand out.

 

 

 

Date                                Day                                 Time                                Facilitator

 

4/29/08                            Tuesday                         3:00pm                            Theresa

 

5/7/08                              Wednesday                    1:30pm                            Anna N.

 

 

 

Timed Essay

 

Is the CBEST, WPE, a final exam, or other timed writing test in your future? Does the pressure of time ticking away give you the jitters? Become familiar with effective ways to approach, organize, write, and proofread your essay while under pressure.

 

 

 

Date                                Day                                 Time                                Facilitator

 

5/5/08                              Monday                          3:00pm                            Mark M.

 

 

 

WriterÂ’s Block/Getting Started on Your Essay

 

DonÂ’t know where to begin or not sure youÂ’re on the right track? You are not alone. Learn about the causes of writerÂ’s block, what to do to overcome them, and some prewriting techniques. This workshop will help you read and understand writing assignments and figure out the best strategy for getting started. Bring one of your assignments.

 

 

 

Date                                Day                                 Time                                Facilitator

 

5/8/08                              Thursday                       10:00am                         Ronda B.

 

5/15/08                            Thursday                       3:00pm                            Ronda B.

 

Writing Workshops

 

Questions and Comments

 

 

 

Lise Buranen (Faculty Director) - lburane@calstatela.edu

 

Cynthia Takano (Associate Director) - ctakano@calstatela.edu

 

Linda Zepeda (Office Manager) - Lzepeda@cslanet@calstatela.edu

 

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