Several workshops are offered each semester on various writing topics in both academic and professional settings. There two distinct workshop series offered: Writing Workshops and Grammar Hour.
Writing Workshops will focus on specific writing skills development topics such as the writing process, rhetorical features of different genres of writing (report, reflection papers, literature reviews, theses, dissertations, annotated bibliographies, etc.), individual parts of written assignments (introductions, thesis statements, paragraphs, conclusions, reference pages, etc.), and best practices for academic written assignments (avoiding plagiarism, integrating sources, academic expression).
Grammar Hour workshops will focus on the mechanics of academic English and are intended to aid students to identify common usage issues and learn strategies to address them.
Contact Francesca Gacho for any questions or suggestions for workshop topics.
Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule
These workshops are intended to introduce writing strategies for academic papers and give students an opportunity to draft (or revise) during the sessions. Students are strongly encouraged to bring a draft to make the most of the workshops. You will share your writing with peers and the Writing Coach for constructive feedback during the workshop.
Workshops are open to Annenberg Communication graduate students only.
To RSVP to the workshops, click here.
Introductions for Academic Papers
Thurs., 03/01 from 12-2pm in ASC 236
Mon., 03/05 from 5-7pm in ASC 207
An effective introduction that is both captivating and informative can often be puzzling. This workshop will discuss key features of introductions for academic papers, with a particular focus on research papers.
Critical Thinking and Research Questions
Mon., 03/05 from 12-2pm in ASC 230
This workshop will discuss a series of analytical questions that can help with knowledge-building essential to conducting research. Strategies for creating and developing strong research questions will also be discussed.
Writing Strong Paragraphs
Tues., 03/06 from 12-2pm in ASC 207
Thurs., 03/08 from 5-7pm in ASC 225
This workshop will focus on identifying elements of strong and effective body paragraphs in academic writing. This workshop will also introduce strategies for building strong paragraphs that are focused, coherent, and well-developed.
Coherence & Transitions
Wed., 03/07 from 12-2pm in ASC 236
Wed., 03/21 from 3-5pm in ASC 207
Learn strategies for using transitions to develop papers that cohere. Focus will be on applying techniques for effective transitional/signal phrase use and building content bridges to improve flow.
Mon., 03/19 from 12-2pm in ASC 236
Tackle your final stages of writing by learning about effective ways to revise and proofread your work. Learn how to check for logical flow of information, coherence, and argumentation. Proofreading strategies will also be discussed.