Workshop Series

See our Workshops, Clubs, Events Calendar for dates and times.


  • Essentials Workshop Icon

    How to Write in College: The Essentials

    Writing essays at the college level can feel overwhelming. Come to this workshop to gain a better understanding of the expectations of college-level writing, how to organize your ideas effectively, and the importance of revision and editing.

     

    • Get Started Workshop Icon

      How to Start a Paper: Developing a Topic and Focus

      Figuring out how to start a writing assignment can often be the most difficult part of the writing process for many students. Come to this workshop to learn about those early stages: reading and decoding assignment guidelines, mastering brainstorming and prewriting techniques, and organizing ideas.

       

      • Thesis Workshop Icon

        How to Write Your Most Important Sentence: Creating a Thesis That Works

        The thesis statement (sometimes called a central idea, hypothesis, guiding question, etc.) is at the core of any good piece of writing. Attend this workshop and learn not just how to write a thesis but how to support its main ideas effectively with your writing.

         

        • ELL Workshop Icon

          How to Write Clear Sentences and Organized Paragraphs: Tips for ELL

          Writing in a new language can be difficult. Come to this workshop to learn how to write to-the-point arguments -- because arguing is a joy in all languages. 

           

          • Logical Fallacies Workshop Icon

            How to Write Persuasively: Avoiding Logical Fallacies

            Ninety-seven percent of KSU Writing Center visitors love this workshop, so you will too. Did you spot the logical fallacy in the previous sentence? Can you recognize common logical fallacies in your own writing? Come to this workshop for help on avoiding logical fallacies and crafting stronger arguments in your papers.

             

            • Literature Review Workshop Icon

              How to Situate Your Sources: Writing a Literature Review

              Ah, the literature review. Managing the research needed to tackle this assignment can be challenging, but the KSU Writing Center can help. Come to our “Writing the Literature Review” workshop to learn how to excel at this complicated process. With great coffee and better advice, we can promise this workshop will be lit.

               

              • Writing with Research Workshop Icon

                How to Use Sources: Integrating Research into Writing

                Don't know how to select academic sources for your paper? Unsure how to integrate those sources into your argument? Come to this workshop, and we'll walk you through a writing process that balances outside research with your own thesis and ideas.

                 

                • Rhetorical Analysis Workshop Icon

                  How to Evaluate an Argument: Writing a Rhetorical Analysis

                  The rhetorical analysis can be a tricky assignment, and many writers struggle with the difference between making an argument and analyzing one. In this workshop, learn to evaluate the persuasiveness of an argument, identify rhetorical appeals, and analyze both visual and textual arguments.

                   

                  • MLA Workshop Icon

                    How to Write and Cite in MLA Style: The Basics

                    This workshop is a great introduction (or refresher) for those who need a basic understanding of MLA Style. Come to learn how to format documents, integrate paraphrased and quoted material into your writing, and cite sources correctly according to the MLA manual.

                     

                    • APA Workshop Icon

                      How to Write and Cite in APA Style: The Basics

                      This workshop is a great introduction (or refresher) for those who need a basic understanding of APA Style.  Come to learn how to format documents, integrate paraphrased and quoted material into your writing, and cite and reference your sources correctly according to the APA manual.

                       

                      • Chicago and Turabian Workshop Icon

                        How to Write and Cite in CMS/Turabian:

                        This workshop is a great introduction (or refresher) for those who need a basic understanding of the Chicago Manual of Style.  Come to learn how to format essays, integrate paraphrased/summarized/quoted material into your writing, and cite sources correctly according to both the Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian.

                         

                        • Technical Writing Workshop Icon

                          How to Construct Clear Writing: Technical Writing Tips

                          If you think engineers or architects don’t use writing in their careers, we have a surprise for you! Come to this workshop and we’ll show you why writing concisely and clearly matters not just in your papers but in the workplace too. We’ll also give you tips on how to reach your audience, no matter your profession.

                           

                          • Comma Workshop Icon

                            How to Know Where the Comma Goes: The Essential Rules

                            Comma splice things up at the KSU Writing Center! Do you struggle with comma splices, run-ons, and other comma errors? Fun fact: Almost everyone does, and we’re here to help! Come by the KSU Writing Center for help mastering commas and keeping common errors out of your papers.

                             

                            • Proofreading Workshop Icon

                              How to Proofread Like a Pro: Perfecting Your Final Draft

                              Errors in your writing can erode your audience's confidence in you and your message. This workshop will teach you to identify – and correct – the most frequent errors made by college students (and hated by college professors).

                               

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