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Writing Workshops

Fall 2022 Workshops

Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences

What is a thesis statement? What is a topic sentence? Why are these two writing elements so crucial in academic writing? These questions and more will be answered during this workshop. 

Date and Time: Sept. 22, 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Location: Weeks Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 228 and Online (a Zoom link will be sent to registrants).

Registration: Fill out this form to register. For questions or concerns, please email writingcenter.undergrad@ttu.edu.

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Rhetorical Analysis

Writers intentionally and unintentionally draw on a set of techniques formally known as rhetorical devices to persuade or communicate with an audience. In this workshop, we'll talk about some of those techniques and why authors use them. We will also discuss and practice identifying and analyzing them when you encounter them.  

Date and Time: Oct. 5, 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Location: Weeks Hall, Room 328 and Online (a Zoom link will be sent to registrants).

Registration:Fill out this form to register. For questions or concerns, please email writingcenter.undergrad@ttu.edu.

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Incorporating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop will cover tips on how to avoid plagiarism in your writing while effectively quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing source information. 

Date and Time: Oct. 13, 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Location: Weeks Hall, Room 328 and Online (a Zoom link will be sent to registrants).

Registration:Fill out this form to register. For questions or concerns, please email writingcenter.undergrad@ttu.edu.

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Rhetorical Analysis

Do you regret missing the first Rhetorical Analysis workshop? Here is another chance!

Writers intentionally and unintentionally draw on a set of techniques formally known as rhetorical devices to persuade or communicate with an audience. In this workshop, we'll talk about some of those techniques and why authors use them. We will also discuss and practice identifying and analyzing them when you encounter them.  

Date and Time: Oct. 19, 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Location: Weeks Hall, Room 328 and Online (a Zoom link will be sent to registrants).

Registration:Fill out this form to register. For questions or concerns, please email writingcenter.undergrad@ttu.edu.

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Reading Peer-Reviewed Sources

To get the most out of reading a scholarly source, writers need to know how and where in a document they can find relevant information. This workshop will cover tips on how to read peer-reviewed sources effectively. 

Date and Time: Nov. 10, 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Location: Weeks Hall, Room 328 and Online (a Zoom link will be sent to registrants).

Registration:Fill out this form to register. For questions or concerns, please email writingcenter.undergrad@ttu.edu.

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APA Style

This workshop will cover the basics of APA style, including in-text and reference list citations, formatting, and style of writing.

Date and Time: Nov. 17, 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Location: Weeks Hall, Room 328 and Online (a Zoom link will be sent to registrants).

Registration:Fill out this form to register. For questions or concerns, please email writingcenter.undergrad@ttu.edu.

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Gilman Scholarship Workshops

Prepare for the Gilman Scholarship application process! The workshops assist Gilman-eligible students in understanding the requirements of the scholarship and how to be successful when applying. A representative of the Financial Aid Office has experience serving on the Gilman Awards Committee, so you can get first-hand tips on what to do and what not to do.

Learn more about the dates, times, and locations.