Student Writing Workshops Fall 2017 Schedule: All workshops will take place in the UT Classroom in the University Library, unless otherwise noted. They run between 45-60 minutes. All Drew students are welcome to attend these workshops. Each workshop is limited to 25 students. Register for a workshop here. For more details about these workshops, see the Workshop Descriptions below.

  1. Wednesday, September 13, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Writing Terminology
  2. Wednesday, September 27,  6:00pm-7:00pm: Common Grammar Mistakes
  3. Wednesday, October 4  6:00pm-7:00pm:Writing Process
  4. Wednesday, October 18  6:00pm-7:00pm: Comma Rules and Usage
  5. Wednesday, November 1  6:00pm-7:00pm: Literature Analysis
  6. Wednesday, November 15  6:00pm-7:00pm: Sentence Structure
  7. Wednesday, November 29  6:00pm-7:00pm: Tips for Taking Essay Exams


Workshop Descriptions

These workshops are open to all Drew University students, and are designed to help students become better writers in a variety of situations and academic settings. Some workshops may focus on grammar, but all are designed to provide information that applies to writing.

Writing Terminology: This workshop will review terminology associated with writing such as the Writing Process, the Draft, Prewriting, Invention, Thesis Statement, Introduction, Body Paragraph, and more. We will review sample thesis statements and also review content you are working on such as current thesis statements, introductions, and conclusions.

Common Grammar Mistakes: This workshop will focus on the top grammar errors made in writing and will provide you with strategies to proofread and correct your work on your own.

The Writing Process: This workshop will focus on the core of the Writing Process. Specifically, we will review the structural elements of an essay such as the introduction, body, and conclusion, as well as drafting, brainstorming, revision, and more.

Comma Rules and Usage:  This workshop will focus on the rules and use of the comma, and will provide you with strategies to use commas on your own.

Literature Analysis: The purpose of this workshop is to give students an overall idea of what is required in a literature analysis paper. We will discuss what differentiates a literature analysis from other types of papers you may have written, how to do effective research, and how to interpret that research and avoid plagiarism.

Sentence Structure: This workshop will focus on reviewing basic sentence structure, and provide you with strategies to proofread and correct your work on your own.

Tips for Taking Essay Exams: Review helpful tips for taking your essay exams. We will review two essay exam question, and learn how to attack them.