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Are you ready to take your writing skills to the next level? Look no further! The Brainard Writing Center presents the Writer’s Workshop series — an opportunity to sharpen your writing skills and excel in your academic journey.

How to sign up

Now, you can attend workshops about different writing topics! Sign up for one or more workshops based on your schedule and your interest in the topics!

Sign up for a workshop on Navigate. Click on “Add an Appointment” and select “Writing Center” for the type of appointment. Then, under “Service,” you’ll be able to see each of the workshops being offered!

Don’t wait; you have to sign up at least 24 hours in advance, or you might miss it! Workshops without signups will be canceled. Previous technical difficulties with Navigate have been solved.

Spring 2024 workshop schedule

All workshops are in Lentz Hall room 203.

Selecting and Incorporating Evidence
Thursday, April 18 — 3 p.m.
Learn about using evidence and quotes in your writing and practice writing about a quote, making it “flow” with your paragraph.

Friday, April 19 — Noon
Thursday, April 25 — 3 p.m.
Practice writing summaries and learn how to make your summaries even better!

Close Reading Techniques
Monday, April 22 — 7 p.m.
Learn what close reading is, how it can help you in your classes, and how to close read.

Writing Paragraphs
Tuesday, April 23 — 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 2 — 3 p.m. 
Learn about what makes a paragraph “good” and the parts of a paragraph!

Writing a Thesis Statement
Friday, April 26 — Noon
Learn about what a thesis statement is, why they’re important, and how to write one!

Organizing an Academic Essay
Monday, April 29 — 7 p.m.
Understand what makes your paper’s organization “good” and how you can organize your papers.

Connecting the Text to Personal Experience
Tuesday, April, 30 — 10 a.m.
Learn how to find connections between your class readings and your life!

Friday, May 3 — Noon
Learn about this tricky part of writing with an experienced writing fellow to help you better understand what analysis is and how to improve your analysis.

Sign up for the Writer’s Workshop on Navigate now! See you there!

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Writing Center and Peer Tutoring

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