• Workshops

  • In Class Workshops

    Faculty can request one of the following workshops by filling out our workshop request form.

    Fundamentals of the Academic Essay

    Writers at all levels of skill can benefit from this exploration of the essay, from pre-writing to conclusion. The role of writing as a process, as well as academic writing and its conventions and purpose, forms the basis of the discussion.

    How to Develop a Strong Thesis

    A solid thesis statement dictates the architecture of an essay. In this workshop, the presenter reviews the characteristics of a strong thesis as well as pitfalls to avoid. The presenter then discusses how creating a well-defined thesis statement helps organize ideas and define perspectives while enhancing a paper’s clarity.

    Plagiarism and Citation

    This workshop explains what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it. The session familiarizes students with the concept of crediting sources and discusses when and how to quote, paraphrase, or summarize sources. The workshop also provides an overview of The Chicago Manual of Style's rules for citations and footnotes.  

    Oral Presentations

    This workshop helps students develop their oral presentation skills, whether they are confident public speakers or fearful of speaking in front of an audience. The workshop leader demonstrates and discusses techniques for engaging an audience and feeling comfortable and confident in front of even the toughest crowds. This workshop is particularly useful for students who are preparing for a presentation and have a work-in-progress to practice with.