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.
Spring 2019 Series Schedule:
All workshops are from 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Enhancing your Academic Vocabulary
Register for Workshop 1
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
Register for Workshop 2
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
Register for Workshop 3
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
Register for Workshop 4
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
Register for Workshop 5
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
Register for Workshop 6
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.
For more information about Academic Workshops, please contact: