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Writing Center's Wednesday Workshop Series Covers Genre-Specific Writing

Are you interested in a specific genre of writing? Trying to polish your resume or write a personal statement? Blogging, anyone?

The Writing Center’s free Wednesday Workshop series will cover specific kinds of writing and let students start or revise a piece of writing with individualized help from a tutor.

Starting September 18, Wednesday Workshops begin at 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday in the Writing Center, located in 218 Eicher Hall. Workshops last about an hour. Attendance vouchers will be provided at the conclusion of every workshop.

No appointments are needed—students can just walk in!

The workshop schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 18: Writing Professional Memos
    Do you have to write a professional memo for a class assignment? Looking to polish your professional writing skills? This workshop will review the basics of writing a resume and give attendees the change to start or revise a resume with help from a tutor.
  • Wednesday, September 25: Do-It-Yourself Resumes
    All students need a resume at some point in their college careers—you might as well get started on one now or brush up the one you have. Attendees can bring a draft or start a new resume with help from a tutor.
  • Wednesday, October 2: Writing Lesson Plans
    Creating and writing lesson plans are key skills for students entering the world of education. Learn how to create lesson plans and revise a lesson plan with help from an English Education major.
  • Wednesday, October 9: Writing for Blogs
    Writing for blogs incorporates many of the skills students learn in composition courses, as well as new media techniques like social media and search engine optimization. Attendees will learn the basics of creating, writing for and developing a following for a blog.
  • Wednesday, October 16: Journalistic WritingThis workshop will help journalism students working on long-form pieces integrate their sources and information into a cohesive article. Attendees should bring a work in progress to discuss with a tutor majoring in Journalism.
  • Wednesday, October 23: Do-It-Yourself APA and MLA DocumentationMLA and APA documentation are commonly used in the humanities and social sciences. This workshop will review the basics of both styles and how to create a Works Cited or References page at the end of a paper. Attendees will have the chance to work with a tutor on in-text citations and reference pages.
  • Wednesday, October 30: Writing Personal Statements  This workshop will help you create an original personal statement for graduate school applications, employment opportunities, and more. Attendees can start a personal statement from scratch, or revise a work in progress with help from a Writing Center tutor.
  • Wednesday, November 6: Do-It-Yourself Resumes  All students need a resume at some point in their college careers—you might as well get started on one now or brush up the one you have. Attendees can bring a draft or start a new resume with help from a tutor.

For more information, call 724-357-3029 or e-mail us at w-center@iup.edu.

  • Writing Center
  • Eicher Hall, Room 218
    860 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3029
  • Regular Hours
  • Monday through Thursday
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.