Since 2005/2006, when we piloted the in-class writing workshop program, we've grown it from a healthy yearly delivery of 60 sessions to nearly triple that number: over 170 in 2014/2015!
Most workshops will include some kind of presentation on a writing principle, including examples, followed by a hands-on exercise. The best sessions happen when students bring their own drafts to the workshop for further revision.
A list of the most typical topics of the workshops follows.
- Invention (brainstorming, freewriting, diagramming, thesis drafting)
- Thesis Statements
- Body Paragraphs (unity, flow, thorough development)
- Paraphrasing and Quoting
- Citing Sources
- Sentence Boundaries
- Punctuation Problems (especially commas)
- Stylish Prose (Concision and Diction)
- Finding and Fixing Passive Voice
- Peer Feedback
- Delivering Oral Presentations
We are happy to tailor any of the above topics to your specific needs, and we are also always excited to put together entirely new workshops on particular issues or assignments. Don't hesitate to ask!
If you would like to request a workshop for your class, please contact Assistant Director Justin B. Hopkins at JHopkins@fandm.edu or extension 4811. We look forward to working with you!