Spring 2020 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. either in 218 Eicher Hall or online through Zoom. No appointments or reservations are needed, and workshops last 50 minutes. Attendance vouchers will be provided.

    Proofreading Your Writing

    February 5, Eicher 218

    • Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate.
    • Description: This workshop helps students build the kinds of careful reading skills that are needed to proofread their papers.

    Writing a Literature Review in the Social Sciences

    February 12, Online (Zoom)

    • Audience: Advanced Undergraduate or Graduate.
    • Description: This workshop offers students strategies for effectively writing a literature review, including structuring a literature review, reading strategies, writing strategies, synthesis, and appropriate citation strategies.
    • Workshop Time: 7:00–8:00 p.m.
    • Enter workshop on February 12.

    Intro to APA Style 7th Edition

    February 19, Eicher 218

    • Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate.
    • Description. APA 7th edition was released in October 2019. This workshop will introduce students to APA documentation style and the changes in the 7th edition, including how to quote and summarize from an original source.

    Avoiding Plagiarism for Graduate Writers

    February 26, Online (Zoom)

    • Audience: Graduate.
    • Description: This workshop introduces graduate writers to how to avoid plagiarism in their writing, including information on cultural expectations, reading and citation strategies, managing large numbers of sources, and self-citation.
    • Workshop Time: 7:00–8:00 p.m.
    • Enter workshop on February 26.

    MLA Style

    March 4, Eicher 218

    • Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate.
    • Description: This workshop introduces the MLA documentation style (8th edition), including how to quote and summarize from an original source.

    American Academic Conventions for International Students

    March 18, Online (Zoom)

    • Audience: International students of any level.
    • Description: This workshop introduces international students to cultural, rhetorical, and textual conventions of American Academic English.
    • Workshop Time: 7:00–8:00 p.m.
    • Enter workshop on March 18.

    Punctuation Workshop

    March 25, Eicher 218

    • Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate.
    • Description: This workshop explores common punctuation challenges in student writing as well as introducing students to a variety of lesser-known punctuation forms.

    Completing Your Dissertation Successfully

    April 1, Online (Zoom)

    • Audience: Graduate.
    • Description: This workshop offers strategies for successfully writing a thesis or dissertation, including goal setting, time management, revision, and handling feedback.
    • Workshop Time: 7:00–8:00 p.m.
    • Enter workshop on April 1.

    DIY Personal Statements

    April 8, Eicher 218

    • Audience: Undergraduate.
    • Description: Personal statements are an important component of applying to jobs, internships, or graduate schools. This workshop will help students plan and write a draft of a personal statement.op.

    DIY Résumés

    April 15, Eicher 218

    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.