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Undergraduate and Graduate Workshops

Our workshops aren’t just about writing. They’re about curiosity and imagination, about using sources and expressing ideas, about being creative and thinking critically.

Led by experienced Writing Center consultants, each workshop offers an opportunity to work interactively on a particular thinking, reading, or writing skill. You don’t need to do anything to prepare for the workshop or bring anything except yourself and your interest. Please be sure to arrive by the start time, as you may not be admitted once a workshop begins.

Undergraduate Workshop Schedule

Our workshops last approximately 50 minutes. No registration is required. Current workshop information is also posted on our Facebook page:

Successfully Bragging About Yourself: A Workshop On Personal Statements

Are you overwhelmed with applications and struggling to describe yourself in an appropriate way? Come to our workshop to learn how to navigate the storytelling terrain that combines your interest and experience.
November 11th, 2:00-3:00pm, and November 18th, 2:00-3:00pm, in the Focused Inquiry Learning Lab, Harris Hall, 5th floor

Start Your Engines! The Essay Is On!

Many students talk about how they have trouble beginning an essay, so don’t feel like you’re alone if you struggle with getting started. This workshop is designed to help you with the beginning stages of an essay. We will emphasize outlining, breaking down the prompt, and preventing beginner’s writer’s block.
November 11th, 3:00-4:00pm and 4:00-5:00pm, in the Focused Inquiry Learning Lab, Harris Hall, 5th floor

Graduate Workshop Schedule

Seating is limited for graduate workshops, so please contact Lori Floyd-Miller to pre-register (

There are no graduate workshops scheduled at this time.
Please check back later!