Writing Workshops

Marian University Writing Center staff and faculty facilitate a number of workshops throughout the year. Our workshops focus on active learning approaches and incorporate (1) writing to learn and (2) writing to accomplish strategies. Workshops are open to students, staff, faculty, and central Indiana residents. Schedule changes are posted first to our Facebook page.

Currently scheduled workshops include Starting an Essay, APA Formatting, Chicago Formatting, Writing Effective Personal Statements, and AP Style.

To attend a workshop, please RSVP by emailing writingcenter@marian.edu

Once registered, confirmation and instructions for joining online workshops will be emailed to you. 

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops take place in the Writing Center, which is located in the Mother Theresa Memorial Hackelmeier Memorial Library. 

Fall 2018 Workshop Schedule

Fall 2018 Writing Center workshops calendar

Title

Date

Time

Description

APA:

The Basics

Sept. 5

 

Sept. 6

8:30 p.m. ONLINE

 

6:30 p.m. (in WC)

Consider this APA 101. We’ll walk through the basics of a traditional APA paper, and discuss resources like Purdue OWL, Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Library’s LibGuides, and the Hacker Pocket Manual. Attendees are encouraged to bring drafts of their APA paper.

Writing for College:

Developing knowledge and skills for effective college-level writing

Sept 12

5 p.m.

College-level writing presents a set of new challenges and opportunities. This workshop will prepare first-year college students to create effective and confident college-level writing. This workshop will discuss expectations of college writing and share tips and strategies.

APA:

Beyond the Basics

Sept 19


Sept. 20

8:30 p.m. ONLINE

 

6:30 p.m. (in WC)

This workshop will focus on the skills necessary for successfully completing a literature review in APA at a graduate level. There is more to APA formatting than in-text citations and a references page. Learn the ins-and-outs of APA style for your graduate courses.

Title

Date

Time

Description

Digital Storytelling and Advocacy:

Creating a Call to Action

Oct. 3

5 p.m.

Digital advocacy stories invite quick and concise calls to action. Bring your phone, your laptop, and your passion for social action to this workshop to learn how to craft compelling and multimodal public advocacy narratives.

 

Critical Reading:

Reading What’s Not On the Page

Oct 17

5 p.m.

Whose story is being told? Whose isn’t? This workshop will focus on critical reading skills— the principles, practices, and methods of discerning readers that help to reveal the hidden messages beneath, behind, within, and without words.

Personal Statements:

Telling the Story of You to an Unknown Audience

Nov 7th

5 p.m.

Personal statements are often required for scholarship, undergraduate, and graduate applications. Many organizations are also requesting video or digital narrative options in lieu of written statements. This workshop will discuss how to approach both text-bound and text-free personal statements, focusing on strategies that elevate the story of you.

APA:

The Basics

Nov. 14


Nov. 15

8:30 p.m. ONLINE

6:30 p.m. (in WC)

Consider this APA 101. We’ll walk through the basics of a traditional APA paper, and discuss resources like Purdue OWL, Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Library’s LibGuides, and the Hacker Pocket Manual. Attendees are encouraged to bring drafts of their APA paper.

Creating a Food and Family Podcast:

Telling Stories of Traditions through Creative Audio Narratives

Nov 28

5 p.m.

This workshop invites participants to examine their personal connections between food, tradition and culture. As we move toward the semester break, we invite everyone to take part in this fun and creative workshop, and prepare to capture your own culinary traditions (or the lack of them) in ways that create scenes of vivid realism through audio narratives. We’ll brainstorm, write, and record a brief podcast while sharing a potluck dinner. Please bring a favorite dish or food item.

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