Workshop Schedule

THE METRO WRITING STUDIO ----- FALL 2018 WORKSHOPS

GIOVATTO LIBRARY/SECOND FLOOR ----- https://www-ucoll.fdu.edu/metro

Studio opens September 4, 2018

These free workshops are open to all FDU students, faculty, and staff. No registration is required to attend; seating is limited at the events held at the Studio. Consult our website at https://www-ucoll.fdu.edu/metro, or email Julia Wagner, Director, at jawagner@fdu.edu for more information about the workshops and the tutoring services offered at the Metro Writing Studio. Suggestions are welcome!

 

Writing in the Sciences

September 6th (TH)

5:30 Pm – 6:20 PM

Library Instruction Room 4

Helen Kuttner will introduce skills specific to scientific writing as well as support available through the Metro Writing Studio for such writing.

Introduction to MLA 8th Edition Format

September 13th   (TH)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Yelena Shekhtman will introduce and review the 8th edition of MLA format for students.

Introduction to APA Format

September 19th   (W)

8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Helen Kuttner will cover the basics of APA formatting, commonly used to cite sources in academic writing, and guide students through practice exercises. This workshop will be repeated 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM on Wednesday, October 25th.

Technical Communications Basics: Lab Reports and More

September 26th   (W)

3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Giovatt0 Library Auditorium

Nancy Passow will instruct students how to write clear and precise lab reports, and she will provide tips for writing the important business and technical documents engineering students need for success in their internships and careers.  TENTATIVE

Essential Spoken English for International Students

September 27th (TH)

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Metro Writing Studio

Culled from Professor Paul Caruso’s teaching experiences abroad, this participatory workshop will help international students improve their English conversation skills in the classroom and among their peers.

Advanced APA Format

October 4th (TH)

8:30-10:00 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Designed for those who know the basics of APA, this workshop, presented by Helen Kuttner, will offer a brief APA overview before launching into more complicated citation issues. A question and answer period will follow for your specific APA format questions. This workshop will repeat on November 1st at 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Writing the Master’s Thesis

October 4th   (TH)

7:30PM- 8:30 PM

Metro Writing Studio

Paul Caruso will first explain what writing a Master’s thesis encompasses before guiding you through the steps needed to organize, write and complete your Master's thesis using project management strategies.

Basic Grammar

October 9th (T)

3:30PM – 4:30 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Rochelle Moskowitz will introduce, explain, and then help students to recognize the most common mechanical errors within their own writing focusing on the use of Articles, Definite, and Indefinite Pronouns.

Writing the Undergraduate Thesis

October 9th (T)

October 11 (TH)

6:00PM – 7:30 PM

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Metro Writing Studio

Metro Writing Studio

This workshop is designed for undergrads in the Honors Program but is useful for everyone who has to write a researched thesis paper. Paul Caruso will first explain what writing a thesis entails before guiding you through the project management strategies useful for organzing research and for writing the thesis over the academic year.  The same material will be covered at both workshops. (Does not count towards EPS credit).

Is it Common Knowledge, or Should I Cite It?

October 12th   (F)

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Writers must cite all the ideas they borrow from other sources that are not common knowledge—but just how do we determine what is considered common knowledge? Dr. Kathleen Stein Smith will answer this question, discuss some important cultural differences in notions of common knowledge, and give us general guidelines for avoiding plagiarism.

Basic Grammar

October 18th (TH)

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

This workshop oriented session will allow collaboration between moderator, Rochelle Moskowitz, and audience.  Rochelle will field common grammar questions from students in a collaborative peer environment where students will learn common grammar errors in a group setting.

Introduction to APA Format

October 25th (TH)

8:30 PM-10:00PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Helen Kuttner will cover the basics of APA formatting, commonly used to cite sources in academic writing, and guide students through practice exercises. This workshop is a repeat of the workshop offered on September 19th.

Advanced APA Format

November 1 (TH)

8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Designed for those who know the basics of APA, this workshop, presented by Helen Kuttner, will offer a brief APA overview before launching into more complicated citation issues. A question and answer period will follow for your specific APA format questions.

Creating the Works Cited List

November 8th (TH)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Yelena Shekhtman will lead this workshop designed for those who are familiar with the basics of MLA parenthetical citation; she will focus on how to create the work cited list.

Beyond Wikipedia: Doing Real Research

November 16th (F)

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Kathleen Stein-Smith will take us online to show us a variety of databases, search engines, and resources for doing the type of academic research required in your courses.

 

*Schedules subject to change

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