Writing and Communication Workshops

We offer 45-60 minute workshops for your classroom or student organization!

Writing and Communication workshops can be customized to your audience and purpose. If your request is to combine two of our existing workshop topics (like the writing process and more information about relevant ASC services or public speaking and effective visual tools for presenting), you may do so via our request form. However, if you are requesting topics outside of the ones listed, this process should be started 3-4 weeks in advance because you may be asked to virtually meet with the workshop coordinator to further discuss these custom needs.


For a standard workshop, please submit a workshop request at least two weeks before your requested date to have one of our trained consultants facilitate a workshop.

  • Description: This workshop reviews components of the writing process and provides strategies for getting ahead of procrastination, such as utilizing resources in conjunction with their own writing processes.
  • This workshop can be requested at any time but is most useful at the beginning of the semester.

 

  • Description: This workshop addresses common revision strategies (focusing on global concerns like organization and thesis development), sentence-level or editing strategies (like using active voice), and strategies for peer review and processing feedback.
  • This workshop is most applicable if the students have a writing assignment due within the next 10 or so days. Add a note if you would like the final portion of the workshop to be expanded to include time for peer review to take place; however, keep in mind that if this is something that is being requested, students will need to have a draft developed and available to share with a peer on the workshop day.
  • Description: This workshop describes useful tips for preparing and organizing a presentation including effective introductions, outlining techniques, delivery skills, and strategies for managing anxiety and processing constructive feedback.
  • This workshop can be requested at any time but is most useful when introducing students to a new unit or assignment that includes an individual public speaking component.
  • Description: This workshop introduces strategies for writing effective scholarship essays and personal statements, focusing on the purpose and audience for these types of narrative essays. Starting with typical prompt and formatting expectations, the workshop also emphasizes suggestions for drafting and revising scholarship essays. Additionally, personal statement types, different approaches, and tips for success are provided. 
  • This workshop can be requested at any time but is most useful prior to the OneApp scholarship deadline and/or an application with a personal statement is due. Please note the audience and what would be most useful for their goals when completing this workshop request.
  • Description: This workshop introduces strategies and resources for finding, evaluating, and organizing source information so that it can be easily and ethically integrated into student essays, speeches, etc. There is also an opportunity to practice paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting in order to avoid plagiarism.
  • However, if you are interested in an in-person presentation that focuses specifically on campus academic integrity expectations, we encourage you to instead contact our colleague Liz Luiken in the Office of Student Conduct!
  • This workshop can be requested at any time but is most useful when introducing students to a new unit or assignment that includes substantial source integration.
  • Description: This workshop addresses the role of visual communication. In this workshop participants will learn about effective strategies such as visual rhetoric, universal design, and basic design principles.
  • This workshop can be requested at any time but is most useful when introducing students to a new unit or assignment that includes visual design elements
Academic Coaching Workshops

Workshops we provide are limited to the topics listed below. Click on each workshop to view a description, approximate time length, copy of the PowerPoint, and handouts that are available. Some workshops are also available "On-Demand" via video recordings as well.

This workshop is designed to give participants an overview of the services and support offered by the Academic Success Center. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about Academic Coaching, Psych 131, Supplemental Instruction, and Tutoring Services.

Slide deck & Handouts & on-demand workshop

Time Management is an essential aspect of academic success. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn strategies on how to effectively manage their time and prioritize their tasks.

Slide deck  & Handouts on-demand workshop

 

This interactive workshop focuses on metacognition and utilizing the Study Cycle to succeed in courses. The Study Cycle is a 5-step approach designed to help students become more efficient learners. Workshop participants will learn how to approach their coursework in “learn” mode instead of “study” mode.

slide deck & Handoutson-demand workshop

This workshop focuses on helping students effectively prepare for an upcoming exam. Participants will learn more about the 5-day study plan, different review and study strategies, and how to structure their study time before an exam. 

slide deck & Handouts on-demand workshop

The Best Time to Request Your Workshop

Workshops will be available to request for the Fall 2022 semester starting the second week of August.

ASC Overview of Services

To get the most out of the information in this workshop, it is best to request at the beginning of the semester.

 

The Study Cycle

To get the most out of the information in this workshop, it is best to request at the beginning of the semester.

 

Time Management

This workshop can be requested at any point in the semester.

 

Exam Preparation

General Exams: This workshop should only be requested if the students have an upcoming exam within the next 10 or so days.

Final Exams: Only offered three weeks before prep week.

Writing and Communication Workshops

To get the most out of these workshops, it is best to request them at the beginning of a related unit of study. All requests must be made at least two weeks in advance.