All workshops are FREE! Registration is REQUIRED.
Arguments & Thesis Statements
Presenter: Patrycja Humienik
This workshop focuses on developing arguments and expressing them through strong thesis statements. We will review sample statements from a variety of disciplines to better understand what works, what doesn't, and why. We'll then practice creating our own.
February 9, 2-3pm, CU Denver: North Classroom 4014
Presenter: Angela Bogart-Monteith
This workshop teaches participants how to use revision techniques effectively. Unlike editing, where the writer merely fixes surface errors, revision involves seeing the work in a new light. In this workshop we will explore how to revise a piece, seeing it again in a new way. The first part of the workshop will focus on global revision; the second half will explore paragraph and sentence-level revision.
February 14, 3-4pm, CU Denver: North Classroom 4014
MLA, APA, and AMA Basics
Presenters: Jay Pecenka; Taylor Kirby; Chris Doxtator
In this session, participants will be shown the basics of citation in APA and MLA styles or APA and AMA styles, depending on location. This workshop is designed for writers from all disciplines who would like to have a better understanding of how to cite. Page format, in-text citations, and References/Works Cited sections will be covered.
APA & MLA: March 2, 3-4pm, Auraria Library: Discovery Wall, 1st floor
APA & MLA: April 5, 11am-12pm, Auraria Library: Discovery Wall, 1st floor
APA & AMA: April 5, 12-1pm, CU Anschutz: Health Sciences Library: Teaching Labs 1 & 2
Writing a Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Presenter: Bekah Wright; Robyn Kelly
This workshop provides an overview of creating a Curriculum Vitae: a specialized academic resume. Designed for both those who are new to CVs and those who are simply interested in revising their current CVs, the workshop provides a basic template for all CVs as well as optional sections and ideas for non-traditional CVs (hybrids, 1-pagers, etc.). We will discuss who needs a CV and why, as well as what goes in a CV; we will also examine a variety of professional samples. Time will be allotted to look at drafts of your own CV.
April 20, 12-1:30pm, CU Anschutz: Health Sciences Library: Teaching Labs 1 & 2
27, 11am-12pm, CU Denver: North Classroom 40002R (adjacent to Writing Center)
Writing a Literature Review
Presenters: Angela Bogart-Monteith; Chris Doxtator
In this workshop, participants will be shown the basics of crafting an effective literature review. The workshop will cover methods of approaching research, analyzing information, grouping sources, finding common themes and contentions, and expressing the findings in a clear and direct way.
March 7, 10-11am,
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February 22, 12-1pm, CU Anschutz: Health Sciences Library: Teaching Labs 1 & 2
English Grammar & Mechanics
(Tackling Common Errors in English Grammar)
Presenter: David Keener
This workshop will address the most common errors consultants encounter in clients' writing. It will cover the basic usage and rhetorical purposes of commas, semicolons, and colons as well as parallel structure.
February 20, 2-3pm, Auraria Library: Discovery Wall, 1st floor
Application Essays, Letters, & Statements
Presenters: Bekah Wright
This workshop will define the subtle differences between personal
statements, directed application essays, and letters of intent. It will
also discuss what should and should not be included in each, common
mistakes, and addressing academic transgressions. The workshop will
culminate with a few directed writing and brainstorming exercises in
order to get participants thinking of ways to begin the essay and topics
they can cover.
February 9, 12pm-1pm, CU Anschutz: Health Sciences Library: Teaching Labs 1 & 2
15, 1-2pm, Auraria Library: Discovery Wall, 1st floor
Effective Resumes/Cover Letters
Presenter: Elise Lakey
In this workshop, participants will learn how to write a professional
resume and cover letter. The workshop will discuss how the two
documents should complement one other, what information belongs in each
section, and how to tailor these documents to specific positions using
keywords. Formatting and organization will also be discussed. Time will be
allotted for questions and individual work on participants'
April 12, 1- 2pm, Auraria Library: Discovery Wall, 1st floor
The Basics of PowerPoint Creation & Presentation
Presenter: Kelsie McWilliams
This workshop examines the qualities of effective and engaging PowerPoint presentations, specifically addressing design, text and delivery.
This workshop is not currently being offered.
GRE Timed Writing Prep
Presenters: Scott Thompson, Shauna Musser, Haydn Woodward
This workshop is designed for participants who are preparing to take the GRE timed writing exams. Participants will learn and practice strategies for effectively reading and responding to timed writing prompts. Time will also be devoted to discussing time management and electronic scoring systems.
This workshop is not currently being offered.