Workshop Schedule

THE METRO WRITING STUDIO ----- Spring 2018 WORKSHOPS

GIOVATTO LIBRARY/SECOND FLOOR ----- HTTP://UCOLL.FDU.EDU/METRO

 

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 http://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!

                                               

WORKSHOP     

DATE

TIME    

PLACE

Writing a Coherent Essay

February 7  (W)

3:00 –4:30 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Professor Ron Chavious will teach students how to write cohesive essays by introducing techniques for thesis development, for using transitions between sentences and paragraphs, and for using logical organizers and outlines.

 

Technical and Scientific Writing

February 12  (M)          

2:00- 3:30 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Scientific writing is its own animal. It has a specific goal and a very specific audience. Helen Kuttner will introduce beginning practical approaches for students in the sciences who need to learn how to write in their field.  

 

Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism

 February 21 (W)   

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Barbara Morris will teach students how and when to quote and/or paraphrase from an original source - and how to acknowledge that source – so that they can learn how to avoid committing plagiarism accidentally.

 

Advanced APA Format

March 1  (TH)

2:00-3:30 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

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

 

Is it Legit – Evaluating Sources Online 

March 2  (F)

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Kathleen Stein-Smith will take us online to teach us how to evaluate the credibility of the different sources we find online and to discuss what sources are considered appropriate for academic research.

 

Writing the Undergraduate Thesis

March 6 (T)

6:00 – 7:30 PM

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 organizing research and for writing the thesis over the academic year.  The same material will be covered at both workshops.  (Does not count for EPS credit)

 

Introduction to APA

March 7 (W)

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Barbara Morris 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 on march 28th


 

How to Write a Master’s Thesis

March 8  (TH)

2:30 – 4:00 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

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

 

Writing the Undergraduate Thesis

March 9  (F)

2:30 – 4:00 PM

Robison Annex Auditorium 100

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 organizing research and for writing the thesis over the academic year.  The same material will be covered at both workshops. 

 

Basic Grammar

March 21  (W)

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Rochelle Moskowitz focuses on The Comma as it affects sentence structure and compound and complex sentences, with some attention to the sentence fragment.  Students will learn what makes a great sentence. 

 

Introduction to APA Format

March 28  (W)

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Barbara Morris will cover the basics of APA formatting, commonly used to cite sources in academic writing, and guide students through practice exercises. 

Advanced APA Format

April 4  (W)

2:00 – 3:30 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

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

 

Creating the Works Cited List

April 4 (W)

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Robison Annex Auditorium 100

Barbara Morris 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 works cited list.

 

Basic Grammar

April 5  (TH)

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Rochelle Moskowitz hosts a grammar workshop on Definite and Indefinite Articles and how to employ them in student writing.     

 

Essential Spoken English for International Students

April 12  (TH)

2:00 – 3:30 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.  Registration required; attendance is limited to twenty-five participants.  (Registration required)

Common Essay Patterns

April 16  (M)

2:00 – 3:30 PM

Metro Writing Studio

Helen Kuttner will review the various patterns available to writers for composing essays before examining strategies for writing clear and effective argumentative, compare/contrast, and cause and effect essays.  (Registration required)

 

Basic Grammar

April 19 (TH)

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Giovatto Library Auditorium

Do it!  Rochelle Moskowitz reviews using Imperative Verbs effectively!

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