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 seven sessions and covers topics that are 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 2018 Series Schedule:
2 February 2018: Avoiding the Pitfalls of E-mail Communication
Demystifying email etiquette and practices in U.S. academic settings for more effective communication.
9 February 2018: Enhancing Your Academic Vocabulary
Using a targeted corpus (language database) as a tool to build academic vocabulary appropriate to your field.
16 February 2018: Improving Writing Clarity and Flow
Employing a range of strategies to enhance connectedness in your writing.
23 February 2018: Strengthening Paraphrasing/Quoting/Summarizing Skills
Delving deeper into Paraphrasing/Quoting/Summarizing techniques, with an emphasis on scholarly tone and author positioning.
16 March 2018: Writing a Literature Review
Register for Workshop 5
Examining literature review organization, effective literature synthesis styles, and correct verb tenses/reporting verbs in discipline-specific fields.
23 March 2018: The Language of Effective Data Commentaries
Register for Workshop 6
Exploring effective ways to present data through highlighting statements, qualifying claims, and organizational patterns.
30 March 2018: Editing and Responding to Feedback on Your Writing
Register for Workshop 7
Enhancing revision strategies by better understanding feedback and crafting effective responses, including addressing comments in revisions.
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