Skip to main content

Academic Workshops

The English Language Center (ELC) offers a series of academic workshops with a particular language theme and focus.

Academic Writing Workshop Series

  • The Academic Writing Workshop series consists of individual sessions that cover topics especially relevant to students and scholars who have a first language other than English.
  • Each session has a particular theme and includes activities, exercises, discussion, and feedback.
  • Workshops are free but limited to 12 individuals, so signing up is important to reserve your place. Details and signup information will be sent prior to each workshop.
  • Priority enrollment is given to matriculated, full-time students.

Fall 2019 Series Schedule:

No workshops are currently scheduled.

Spring 2019 Series Schedule:

All workshops are from 12:00–2:00 p.m.

  • Enhancing your Academic Vocabulary
    25 January 2019: Alumni Hall 010
    1 February 2019: English Language Center (ELC) Annex 1
    Using a targeted corpus (language database) as a tool to build academic vocabulary appropriate to your field.
  • Improving Writing Clarity and Flow
    8 February 2019: Alumni Hall 010
    15 February 2019: English Language Center (ELC) Annex 1
    Employing a range of strategies to enhance connectedness in your writing.
  • Strengthening Paraphrasing/Quoting/Summarizing Skills
    22 February 2019: Alumni Hall 010
    1 March 2019: English Language Center (ELC) Annex 1
    Delving deeper into Paraphrasing/Quoting/Summarizing techniques, with an emphasis on scholarly tone and author positioning.
  • Writing a Literature Review
    15 March 2019: Alumni Hall 010
    22 March 2019: English Language Center (ELC) Annex 1
    Examining literature review organization, effective literature synthesis styles, and correct verb tenses/reporting verbs in discipline-specific fields.
  • The Language of Effective Data Commentaries
    29 March 2019: Alumni Hall 010
    5 April 2019: English Language Center (ELC) Annex 1
    Exploring effective ways to present data through highlighting statements, qualifying claims, and organizational patterns.
  • Editing and Responding to Feedback on your Writing
    12 April 2019: Alumni Hall 010 and English Language Center (ELC) Annex 1
    Enhancing revision strategies by better understanding feedback and crafting effective responses, including addressing comments in revisions.

Questions?

For more information about Academic Workshops, please contact:

Adam Steffanick, Assistant Director
Tel: +1 615-322-2277
Email: adam.steffanick@vanderbilt.edu