In addition to offering help through tutoring sessions, we also have a number of handouts and videos on using MLA, APA, and CMS, along with general writing tips. Our tutors offer writing workshops every semester as well.
For an interactive guide created by former Writing Center tutor Ky Wojciechowski, click MLA 8 guide.
Most semesters, the Writing Center offered a series of in-person Friday writing workshops for students. Led by a Writing Center tutor, these sessions give an overview of the topic, provide hands-on exercises and activities for the participants, and include small- and large-group discussions.
This Winter 2021 semester, we will be holding these workshops on Zoom. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register, and we'll send you the Zoom link for the workshop a few days before the workshop begins. These Friday Writing Workshops will take place from 10 am - 11:30 am online, following the same format as our in-person workshop and providing participants the opportunity to learn more about different documentation styles and academic integrity. The topics and dates are as follows:
January 29: “Writing with Academic Integrity”
February 12: “Using APA 7”
March 19: “Using MLA”
April 16: “Writing with Academic Integrity”
In addition, we have created interactive videos based on these presentations and put them online for student and faculty use. Each video, led by a tutor and featuring writing prompts for students to complete, runs about 40 minutes. Download and view these videos using the live links below.
Academic Integrity Presentation (15,103KB)
APA 7 Presentation (18,910KB)
MLA 8 Presentation (21,849KB)
Every winter semester, the Writing Center hosts a faculty member talking about his or her writing process: not just why they write, but how. These workshops give students an opportunity to listen to a well-respected academic discuss how they handle the demands of writing and research in their field. This event has been cancelled for Winter 2021, due to the pandemic.
February 2020: Dr. Brad Jarvis, History Department
February 2019: Dr. Ken Jolly, History Department
February 2018: Dr. Eric Gardner, English Department
SPRING/SUMMER 2021, ONLINE
May 17 - August 12 (closed June 24 - July 5), Su/M 6 - 9 pm, Tu/W 11 am - 3 pm
Director, Helen Raica-Klotz