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
Workshops are open to Annenberg Communication graduate students only.
All workshops are held in ASC 225 unless otherwise noted. To RSVP to the workshops, click here.
Introductions for Academic Papers
Tues., 01/16 from 12-2pm in ASC 207
Wed., 01/17 from 530-730pm in ASC 225
Tues., 01/23 from 530-730pm in ASC 207 (New Location!)
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.
Tues., 01/16 from 4-530pm in ASC 225
This workshop will discuss how to develop an argument-based thesis statement as well as features of strong and effective theses in academic writing.
Writing Strong Paragraphs
Wed., 01/17 from 12-2pm in ASC 230
Thurs., 01/18 from 1-3pm in ASC 236
Tues., 01/23 from 12-2pm in ASC 207
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.
Integrating Sources and Evidence
Thurs., 01/18 from 11-1230pm in ASC G38 (New Location!)
Wed., 01/24 from 300-500pm in ASC 225
Successful academic papers rely on sound and credible evidence. But how do you make sure you’re using sources ethically without sacrificing style and flow? This workshop will describe common strategies in integrating sources, with particular focus on academic expression. We will also consider in detail steps to avoid plagiarism and to ensure that we understand ethical use of sources as professionals in training.
Writing Long Papers
Wed., 01/24 from 12-2pm in ASC 230
Long papers such as research essays, dissertation chapters, master’s theses, and articles require planning and strategizing. This workshop will discuss best practices for planning, writing, and managing long papers.
Critical Thinking and Research Questions
Mon., 01/22 from 12-2pm in ASC 230
Thurs., 01/25 from 530-730pm in ASC 225
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.
Fri., 01/19 from 12-2pm in ASC 207
Mon, 01/22 from 530-730pm in ASC 225
This workshop will provide a brief overview of business writing as a genre and how it differs from other genres of writing (such as academic and journalistic writing). We will also discuss techniques for improving clarity, word choice, and conciseness in business writing.