Spring 2014 Workshop Schedule


Writing Your Personal Statement
with Austin Bush
Tuesday, January 14, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106

Austin Bush, senior biology/pre-med major and CRLA-certified writing center tutor, will teach students applying for graduate school how to write their personal statements. Austin will focus on basics like clarity and correctness but also will emphasize the way to distinguish one’s application from hundreds of others. Austin has been accepted into the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, where he’ll begin his study this fall.
Surveying the Landscape: How to Write a Literature Review
with Michayla Lehman
Monday, January 20, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106
Michayla Lehman, senior English major and CRLA-certified writing center tutor, will teach the basic guidelines for writing a literature review. Especially geared for majors such as education, exercise and sport science, music, and psychology, this workshop will walk you through the steps of writing this highly specialized, discipline-specific essay.

APA Workshop
with Courtney Raymond and Jen McConkey
Tuesday, January 28, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106

CRLA-certified writing center consultants Courtney Raymond, a junior organizational communications major, and Jen McConkey, a senior psychology major, will walk you through the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Especially geared for majors in communication arts, criminal justice, education, exercise and sports science, nursing, psychology, and social work, this workshop is intensive and in-depth.


Writing Concisely: How to be Brief for Business
with Prof. Julie Moore
Monday, February 3, 7-8 p.m., Tyler 201

Prof. Julie Moore, Director of the Writing Center, 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. Yet, this workshop is likewise accessible to and useful for any major needing to master concision and clarity in writing.

Writing Papers with a Clear Conscience:
How to Paraphrase Information & Avoid Plagiarism
with Prof. Julie Moore
Monday, February 17, 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.


Letters and Life
with Brett Lott
Tuesday, March 18, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 203

New York Times best-selling author Brett Lott will discuss his book, Letters & Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian, which is the writing center’s Read-to-Write book for March (pick up one of ten free copies by making an appointment and meeting with a tutor after spring break!). Lott will also entertain questions at the end. He is the author of twelve books of fiction and nonfiction, including Jewel, an Oprah Book Club selection. Former editor of The Southern Review and writer-in-residence at the College of Charleston, Lott now is a professor of English at the College of Charleston, is the nonfiction editor of Crazyhorse, and has been a member of the National Council on the Arts.


A Celebration of National Poetry Month
Poetry Readings with Nellie Sullivan, Julie Moore, and YOU!
Tuesday, April 8, 7-8 p.m., Beans 'n Cream

Prof. Nellie Sullivan and Prof. Julie L. Moore will read some of their recent poetry for half an hour. CU’s poetry professor, Prof. Sullivan is a graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Moore’s books including Slipping Out of Bloom and Particular Scandals. The last half an hour will be an open mic so you can read one of your recently written poems! Come join the fun and celebrate National Poetry Month with us. Whether literary or slam-worthy, your poem will be heard, and we’ll be giving out some free books of poetry as well!

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