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Writing Workshops

Any current LMU student can attend our writing workshops!  

 

Academic Resource Center: Writing Workshops Fall 2014

All Workshops in WHH 117: Call the ARC 310-338-2847 to reserve a seat.

 

*ENGL 115 REQUIREMENT:

You must choose 1 workshop from EACH of the three sections below.

SECTION I:

Understanding College Expectations                                                                                                      Tues 9/23 – 6:00 pm

Upgrade your high school learning strategies.  Understand the link between course assignments and course objectives to maximize your study efforts.                                    

Formulating a Thesis                                                                                                                                   Mon 9/29 - 5:00 pm

Writing a good thesis is key to a successful paper. This workshop explains how to move from formulating a question about your topic to providing the claim and reasons for your thesis.

Argument Essay                                                                                                                                         Tues 9/30 – 7:00 pm

Take a stand and support what you say.  Learn the essentials of argumentative writing.

Organizing the Chaos                                                                                                                                 Wed 10/1 - 6:00 pm

Are you overwhelmed with a research assignment? 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.

Quoting and Paraphrasing                                                                                                                        Mon 10/13 - 5:00 pm

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 10/14 - 5:00 pm

Learn strategies for coherence by analyzing the logical order of your paper. Bring a draft of your paper to practice the reverse outlining strategy. 

Principles of Style                                                                                                                                    Wed 10/15 - 7:00 pm

Learn how to cut the fluff, write clearly, add punch to your sentences, and other elements of style.  Turn your research paper from good to extraordinary. 



SECTION II:

Writing in History                                                                                                                                      Tues 10/21- 5:00 pm

Learn the conventions and expectations necessary for quality historical research and writing.

Write Like a Philosopher                                                                                                                         Wed 10/22 - 6:00 pm

Demystify your philosophy writing assignments.  Come to this workshop and learn the special features of writing an argument, from formulating a thesis to providing logical evidence.

Writing in Literature                                                                                                                                 Mon 10/27 - 6:00 pm

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.

Writing the Personal Statement for Graduate School                                                                       Tues 10/28 – 5:00 pm

 



SECTION III:

Organizing the Chaos                                                                                                                                  Mon 11/3 - 7:00 pm

Formulating a Thesis                                                                                                                                  Tues 11/4 - 5:00 pm

Argument Essay                                                                                                                                         Wed 11/5 – 6:00 pm

Principles of Style                                                                                                                                    Mon 11/10 – 6:00 pm

Quoting and Paraphrasing                                                                                                                      Tues 11/11 – 6:00 pm

Does My Paper Flow?                                                                                                                              Wed 11/12 – 5:00 pm

 

Citing Sources with MLA                                                                                                                         Tues 11/18 – 5:00 pm

Citing Sources with APA                                                                                                                          Tues 11/18 – 7:00 pm

Citing Sources with Chicago Style                                                                                                        Tues 11/19 – 5:00 pm

All citation workshops teach the basics of in-text citation and citing sources at the end of your paper.