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Writing Workshops

Marian University Writing Center staff and faculty facilitate a number of workshops throughout the year. Our workshops focus on active learning approaches and incorporate (1) writing to learn and (2) writing to accomplish strategies. Workshops are open to students, staff, faculty, and central Indiana residents. Schedule changes are posted first to our Facebook page.

Currently scheduled workshops Include Starting an Essay, APA Formatting, Chicago Formatting, Writing Effective Personal Statements, and AP Style.

To attend a workshop, please register online.

Once registered, confirmation and instructions for joining online workshops will be emailed to you. 

2017-18 Workshop Schedule

Title

Date

Time

Location

Description

Starting an Essay:
Writing for a College Audience

 

August 28

 

 

Noon

Collaboration Suite (Library)

The blank page can be intimidating, but there are ways to overcome writer’s block and confidently navigate academic expectations. Join the Writing Center to talk about techniques for developing ideas and practice strategies useful in starting a first draft for college-level writing.

Starting an Essay:
Writing for a College Audience

 

August 29

 

 

3:30 p.m.

Collaboration Suite (Library)

The blank page can be intimidating, but there are ways to overcome writer’s block and confidently navigate academic expectations. Join the Writing Center to talk about techniques for developing ideas and practice strategies useful in starting a first draft for college-level writing.

APA:
The Basics

 

September 6

8:30 p.m.

ONLINE

Directions for joining online workshop will be provided upon registration

Consider this APA 101. You’ll walk through the basics of a typical APA paper, and learn to use some quick resources like the Purdue OWL and the Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Library’s LibGuides.

Make sure to bring your own work, because this workshop has built-in Q & A and work time to walk through exactly how to use APA for the very work you’re doing in your classes.

APA:
The Basics

 

September 7

6:30 p.m.

Collaboration Suite(Library)

Consider this APA 101. You’ll walk through the basics of a typical APA paper, and learn to use some quick resources like the Purdue OWL and the Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Library’s LibGuides.

Make sure to bring your own work, because this workshop has built-in Q & A and work time to walk through exactly how to use APA for the very work you’re doing in your classes.

Chicago Style:
Cite like the Windy City

 

October 2

 

Noon

Collaboration Suite (Library)

Consider this Chicago Style 101. Footnotes? What are those things, and why do we use them? Join the Writing Center to learn this and more about Chicago Style Guide.

Make sure to bring your own work, because this workshop has built-in Q & A and work time to walk through exactly how to use Chicago Style for the very work you’re doing in your classes.

Chicago Style:
Cite like the Windy City

 

 

October 3

 

3:30 p.m.

Collaboration Suite(Library)

Consider this Chicago Style 101. Footnotes? What are those things, and why do we use them? Join the Writing Center to learn this and more about Chicago Style Guide.

Make sure to bring your own work, because this workshop has built-in Q & A and work time to walk through exactly how to use Chicago Style for the very work you’re doing in your classes.

Writing Effective Personal Statements:
Telling Your Story to an Imagined Reader

 

October 30

 

Noon

Collaboration Suite (Library)

There may be no more difficult subject to write about than ourselves. What to include? What not to include? This workshop will discuss strategies in developing authentic and effective personal statements for school applications, scholarships, and employment possibilities.

Writing Effective Personal Statements:
Telling Your Story to an Imagined Reader

 

October 31

3:30  p.m.

Collaboration Suite (Library)

There may be no more difficult subject to write about than ourselves. What to include? What not to include? This workshop will discuss strategies in developing authentic and effective personal statements for school applications, scholarships, and employment possibilities.

APA: 
Beyond the Basics-
Graduate Level Citations

 November 13  6:30 p.m. Collaboration Suite (Library) This workshop will focus on the skills necessary for successfully completing a Literature Review in APA at the graduate level. There is more to APA formatting that in-text citations and a cover page, after all. Learn many of the ins-and-outs of APA style for your graduate course.
APA: 
Beyond the Basics-
Graduate Level Citations
 November 14  6:30 p.m. Collaboration Suite (Library)
This workshop will focus on the skills necessary for successfully completing a Literature Review in APA at the graduate level. There is more to APA formatting that in-text citations and a cover page, after all. Learn many of the ins-and-outs of APA style for your graduate course.
APA: 
Beyond the Basics-
Citing Original Research, Charts and Graphs
 January 31  6:30 p.m. Collaboration Suite (Library) Undertaking original research can be stressful. There is the CITI training, proposals, IRB, data collection, coding, analysis… and it goes on. But what can be equally difficult is communicating that research to an audience— especially when it has to fit strict APA formatting. This workshop will take some of the guesswork out of documenting original research through charts, graphs at the graduate level.
APA: 
Beyond the Basics-
Citing Original Research, Charts and Graphs
 February 1  8 p.m.  ONLINE  Undertaking original research can be stressful. There is the CITI training, proposals, IRB, data collection, coding, analysis… and it goes on. But what can be equally difficult is communicating that research to an audience— especially when it has to fit strict APA formatting. This workshop will take some of the guesswork out of documenting original research through charts, graphs at the graduate level.

APA:
The Basics

 

February 7

 

8:30 p.m.

ONLINE

Directions for joining online workshop will be provided upon registration

 

Consider this APA 101. You’ll walk through the basics of a typical APA paper, and learn to use some quick resources like the Purdue OWL and the Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Library’s LibGuides.

Make sure to bring your own work, because this workshop has built-in Q & A and work time to walk through exactly how to use APA for the very work you’re doing in your classes.

APA:
The Basics


 

February 8

 

6:30 p.m.

Collaboration Suite (Library)

Consider this APA 101. You’ll walk through the basics of a typical APA paper, and learn to use some quick resources like the Purdue OWL and the Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Library’s LibGuides.

Make sure to bring your own work, because this workshop has built-in Q & A and work time to walk through exactly how to use APA for the very work you’re doing in your classes.

AP Style:
Good News and Bad News

 

February 19

 

 

Noon

Collaboration Suite (Library)

AP Style is everywhere. It’s online, in The New York Times, in Time Magazine and Cosmopolitan. If you’ve read it outside the confines of the university, you probably read it in AP Style. But what, exactly, is it? Join the Writing Center to uncover the style behind the stories. 

AP Style:
Good News and Bad News

 

February 20

 

 

3:30 p.m.

Collaboration Suite (Library)

AP Style is everywhere. It’s online, in The New York Times, in Time Magazine and Cosmopolitan. If you’ve read it outside the confines of the university, you probably read it in AP Style. But what, exactly, is it? Join the Writing Center to uncover the style behind the stories. 

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