Fall 2019 Wednesday Workshops

  • Looking to brush up on your writing skills? The Jones White Writing Center offers these open workshops for all IUP students on select Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in 218 Eicher Hall. No appointments or reservations are needed, and workshops last 50 minutes. Attendance vouchers will be provided.

    Writing Your Resume — September 11

    Most students will need a resume at some point during or after their college years, and they can learn new features in MS Word that will make their resume distinctive. Students can get started on one during this workshop, or polish up one they've already written. 

    Writing your Cover Letter — September 18

    Cover letters are an important component of applying to jobs, internships, or graduate schools. This workshop will help students plan and write a draft of a cover letter.

    APA Style — September 25

    In this workshop, students are introduced to the APA documentation style (6th edition), including how to quote and summarize from an original source. It’s a hands-on workshop in which students see examples and do exercises on their computers. Topics include citing within the text, using signal phrases, creating the References page, and documenting online sources.

    MLA Style — October 2

    This workshop introduces the MLA documentation style (8th edition), including how to quote and summarize from an original source. It’s a hands-on workshop in which students see examples and do exercises. Topics include citing within the text, using signal phrases, creating the Works Cited page, and documenting online sources.

    Word: Beyond the Basics — October 9

    Most people use only a fraction of the many useful features in MS Word. This workshop focuses on  features that are easily overlooked or hard to find, such as renumbering pages, hanging indents, modifying internal margins, and inserting a table, chart, or table of contents.

    Grad Workshop: Avoiding Plagiarism for Graduate Writers — October 16

    This workshop introduces graduate writers of any level in how to avoid plagiarism in their writing, both in graduate coursework and at the dissertation and thesis stage. The workshop will cover cultural expectations, reading and citation strategies, managing large numbers of sources, and self-citation. The workshop will also cover how to understand and work with the iThenticate program, which is used by the graduate school prior to submission of your thesis or dissertation. Finally, this workshop will also introduce the Jones White Writing Center’s graduate editing service.

    Join the workshop virtually via Zoom.

    A recording link will be available on this page after the workshop.

    MLA Style — October 23

    This workshop introduces the MLA documentation style (8th edition), including how to quote and summarize from an original source. It’s a hands-on workshop in which students see examples and do exercises. Topics include citing within the text, using signal phrases, creating the Works Cited page, and documenting online sources.

    APA Style — October 30

    In this workshop, students are introduced to the APA documentation style (6th edition), including how to quote and summarize from an original source. It’s a hands-on workshop in which students see examples and do exercises on their computers. Topics include citing within the text, using signal phrases, creating the References page, and documenting online sources.

    Grad Workshop: How to Complete Your Thesis or Dissertation Successfully — November 6

    This workshop offers graduate students strategies for successfully writing a thesis or dissertation, focusing in several areas: time management and handling feedback. The workshop offers research-supported strategies for time management, goal setting, and creating space for writing to help you successfully create time for writing. The workshop also covers how to manage feedback from your advisor and committee members and strategies for engaging in extensive revisions on your thesis or dissertation.  

    Join via Zoom from PC, Mac, iOS or Android.

    A recording link will be available on this page after the workshop.

    Proofreading Your Paper — November 13

    This workshop helps students build the kinds of careful reading skills that are needed to proofread their papers, including reading slowly, using A Writer’s Reference, and following rules of thumb.