FREE SPRING SEMESTER WORKSHOPS:
Personal Statement Drop-Ins
January 29th, any time between 3-5 p.m., Alden Friends of the Library Room, 3rd Floor
Are you facing grad school application deadlines? This casual “drop in” workshop is for any OHIO student who already has a personal statement draft and wants more feedback. Professional tutors with experience writing personal statements will spend one-on-one time with you, offering tips and tricks for writing the best personal statement possible, as well as general writing advice. No RSVP necessary–just show up with a hard paper copy of your draft and the application prompt.
Researching and Writing
February 25 & 26, 3-5 p.m., Alden Library 323 (Computer Lab)
This workshop has a dual purpose: we ‘ll demonstrate how to begin researching a topic, narrowing it down along the way. We ‘ll also help develop a thesis for that topic and explain what you don’t want to do with the research you find.
Curriculum Vitae Workshop (hosted by the Graduate Writing & Research Center)
A Curriculum Vitae or CV is a multi-page document that is similar to a resume, but for academics or those pursuing higher education (such as those applying to graduate school). This two-hour workshop will fire you up to create or polish yours to give you that professional image. The first hour will be discussion and examples will be shown. The second hour will be the ideal time to ask specific questions about your CV, so make sure your print off a copy (or two) and bring it along!
WHEN/WHERE? March 11, 3-5p in Alden 319 (Friends of the Library Room).
Writing in Groups *See the workshop presentation here
This workshop is designed for people who are or will be writing in groups. It addresses the 3 main types of group writing and encourages role-playing.
The SWC can send a representative to give mini workshops on writing-related topics in your classrooms. We also offer 10-15 minute presentations about the SWC. Sample in-class workshops: re-writing a personal statement, developing your CV, avoiding plagiarism, developing an analytical thesis statement, tips for proofreading and editing, and more. Disciplines that have utilized our workshops: English Composition, Coaching Education, Engineering, Interdisciplinary Arts, Speech-Language Pathology, University College courses, OPIE, Chemistry. Interested in inviting a SWC rep into your classroom? Just download and complete our request form: WRITING CENTER REQUEST FORM NOTE: Instructors need to be present on day of workshop.