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Writing Workshops

Any current LMU student can attend our writing workshops!  


Academic Resource Center: Writing Workshops Spring 2015

All Workshops are held in WHH 117.

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


Researching Tools                                                                     Tues 2/10 – 6:00   Wed 2/11 - 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                                                                               Mon 2/16 - 5:00   Tues 2/24- 6:00 

Writing with authority includes being able to represent fairly and succinctly the main ideas of other authors. This workshop teaches you how to write a good summary for an annotated bibliography.


Addressing Your Audience                                                        Wed 2/25 - 5:00   Mon 3/2 – 6:00

Who are you writing to? Thinking about your audience makes a difference in what you say and how you say it. Get ready for a persuasive writing assignment by considering who you want to persuade.


Formulating a Thesis                                                                   Tues 3/3- 7:00   Mon 3/9 – 7:00

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 3/10– 6:00

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


Citing Sources with MLA                                                            Mon 3/16 – 6:00

Citing Sources with APA                                                            Tues 3/17 -- 6:00

Citing Sources with Chicago Style                                           Wed 3/18 – 5:00

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


Organizing the Chaos                                                                Tues 3/24 - 6:00   Wed 3/25 - 7:00

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.


Quoting and Paraphrasing                                                        Tues 4/7 - 6:00   Wed 4/8 – 6:00

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?                                                                Mon 4/13 – 6:00   Tues 4/14 – 7:00

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


Principles of Style                                                                       Mon 4/20 -7:00   Tues 4/21 – 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.


Citing Sources with APA                                                            Mon 4/20 –5:00

Citing Sources with Chicago Style                                           Tues 4/21 – 5:00

Citing Sources with MLA                                                            Wed 4/22 -- 5:00