Writing Concisely: How to be Brief for Business
with Prof. Julie Moore and Kelsey Newman
Monday, September 9, 7-8 p.m., Tyler 106
Prof. Julie Moore, Director of the Writing Center, and Kelsey Newman, a CRLA-certified writing center consultant and senior finance major, will teach you how to write clear, concise prose for business documents. In a field where wordiness and awkwardness can mean the difference between success and failure, business requires strong writing skills. This workshop is likewise accessible to and useful for any major needing to master concision and clarity in writing. Writing about Literature: How to Do a Close Reading
with Abby Cline and Cassie Herbert
Tuesday, September 24, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106
Abby Cline and Cassie Herbert, CRLA-certified writing center consultants and experienced English majors, will guide you through the process of slow and careful reading, especially noting how to annotate and explicate poetry. If you’re presently enrolled in Introduction to Literature, Western Literature, First Year Seminar, Literary Analysis, or any other literature class, you will benefit from this workshop.
with Courtney Raymond & Chelsea Musser
Tuesday, October 8, 7-8 p.m., Tyler 106
Writing center consultants Chelsea Musser, a psychology major who’s also CRLA-certified, and Courtney Raymond, an applied communication major, and will walk you through the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, sixth edition. Especially geared for majors in communications, criminal justice, education, exercise and sports science, nursing, psychology, and social work, this workshop is intensive and in-depth.
Surveying the Landscape: How to Write a Literature Review
with Michayla Lehman
Monday, October 28, 7-8 p.m., Tyler 106
CRLA-certified writing consultant Michayla Lehman, an English major, will teach the basic guidelines for writing a literature review. Especially geared for majors such as allied health, athletic training, education, and psychology, this workshop is detailed and will walk you through the steps of writing this highly specialized, discipline-specific essay. Bring your literature review assignments and research with you.
Writing Papers with a Clear Conscience:
How to Paraphrase Information & Avoid Plagiarism
with Prof. Julie Moore
Monday, November 4, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106
Prof. Julie Moore, Writing Center Director, will teach you one of the most important skills of research writing: How to synthesize other authors’ ideas into your own words and style of writing. The workshop also covers what constitutes plagiarism and how to appropriately document borrowed language and ideas. If you’re working on a research paper this semester, this is a must-attend workshop. In fact, bring your research notes and rough drafts with you, and Mrs. Moore will be glad to field your questions in the last ten minutes of the workshop.
A Collection of Writing: A Sampler of Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, & Poetry
with Dr. Kevin Heath, Prof. Ryan Futrell, & Prof. Nellie Sullivan
Monday, November 18, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106
CU’s own creative writing professors will introduce you to the joys and challenges of three literary genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Dr. Heath, whose essays have been nominated for Best American and Pushcart anthologies, will give you a glimpse of creative nonfiction; Prof. Futrell, whose short stories have appeared in various journals and anthologies, including Norton’s anthology of flash fiction, will touch on story writing; and Prof. Sullivan, whose first poetry manuscript was a finalist for the Lincoln Center’s Poetry Out Loud contest, will unmask the beauty and craft in poetry. If you’re interested in creative writing, this workshop will get you off to a great start!