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Writing Workshops

 Academic Resource Center: Writing Workshop Flyer Fall 2015

Any current LMU student can attend our writing workshops!  

All Workshops are held in WHH 117.

Call the ARC 310-338-2847 to reserve a seat. 

Researching Tools                   Mon 9/28 – 5:00   &   Tues 9/29 - 6:00
How do you tell an editorial from a blog from a scholarly article online? This workshop helps you locate and identify sources from LMU’s databases to Google Scholar.

Summarizing                              Wed 9/30  5:00
Writing with authority includes being able to represent fairly and succinctly the main ideas of other authors. Learn how to write a good summary for an annotated bibliography.

Formulating a Thesis                Mon 10/5 – 5:00   &   Tues 10/6 – 6:00
Writing a good thesis is key to a successful paper. Learn how to move from formulating a question about your topic to providing the claim and reasons for your thesis.
Argument Essay                        Mon 10/5 – 6:00   &   Wed 10/7 – 7:00
Take a stand and support what you say.  Learn the essentials of argumentative writing.
Quoting and Paraphrasing       Mon 10/12 - 6:00   &   Tues 10/13 – 5:00   &   Wed 11/4  5:00
Don’t get caught dropping quotes or plagiarizing unintentionally. Learn how to seamlessly and correctly integrate outside sources into your papers.
Does my Paper Flow?               Tues 10/13 – 7:00   &   Mon 11/9 – 6:00   &   Wed 11/11  6:00
Learn strategies for coherence by analyzing the logical order of your paper. Bring a draft to practice the reverse outlining strategy. 
Write Like a Philosopher          Tues 10/20 – 5:00
Learn the special features of writing an argument, from formulating at hesis to providing logical evidence. 
Writing in History                        Wed 10/21 – 7:00
Learn the coventions and expectations necessary for quality historical research and writing. 
Writing in Literature                   Mon 10/26 – 5:00
Discover how to analyze literature. Practice close reading and interpretation. Learn how to take these interpretations and turn them into a thesis for a paper. 
Organizing the Chaos                Mon 11/2  5:00   &   Tues 11/3 – 6:00
Are you overwhelmed with the research paper? Learn different methods of organizing your materials to help you cope with the chaos.  Developing a detailed outline at the start reduces frantic late nights at the end.

Principles of Style                      Mon 11/16 - 5:00   &   Tues 11/17 – 5:00   &   Wed 11/18  6:00
Fine tune your writing by improving its style. Learn how to cut the fluff, write clearly, add punch to your sentences, and other elements of style.  Turn your papers from good to extraordinary.

Writing the Personal Statement for Graduate School         Wed 10/21 – 5:00
Learn the coventions and expectations necessary for quality historical research and writing.
Citing Help
All citation workshops teach the basics of in-text citation and citing sources at the end of your paper.
Citing Sources with Chicago Style                                          Tues 10/20 – 6:00   &   Wed 10/21 – 6:00 
Citing Sources with MLA                                                            Mon 10/26 – 6:00
Citing Sources with APA                                                            Tues 10/27 – 5:00