Eastern Michigan University

General Writing Workshops

Workshops are offered in our main UWC space in Room 115 Halle Library and sometimes in our satellite centers for populations served by those centers (e.g. College of Business students).

We have different calendars and registration sites for each of the locations where workshops are offered. If you are looking for a discipline or college specific workshop, the links to those sites can be found on the For Students page.

Workshop Descriptions

Being a Good Peer Reviewer

Do you find peer review challenging? In this workshop you will learn how to be a good peer reviewer and how to prepare your own writing for peer review. You will also learn and practice strategies for having a successful peer review experience.

Reading in College – Tips and Strategies

How can you get the most out of the reading you do in college? In this workshop you will learn more about college-level reading and what is expected of you as a reader in college.  You’ll also learn strategies for reading effectively.

How to be a Successful College Writer – Tips and Strategies

Do you wonder what is expected in college-level writing? In this workshop you will hear and learn about different kinds of college writing and the expectations for the writing you’ll likely do. Plus, the workshop will offer tips and strategies to help you be successful in your college writing.

Incorporating Evidence

Are you unsure about how, where, and/or why to use sources in your writing? In this workshop you will learn and practice conventions for incorporating evidence in your writing.

Revising Your Writing

What IS revision? This workshop focuses on what revision entails and how to approach the revision process in a manner that will lead to an improved paper. Also, you’ll have the opportunity to explore, learn, and practice strategies for revising a piece of writing that you bring with you to the workshop.

Reading in College – Tips and Strategies

How can you get the most out of the reading you do in college? In this workshop you’ll learn more about college-level reading and what is expected of you as a reader in college. You’ll also learn strategies for reading more effectively.

Incorporating Evidence and Using APA Style

Are you unsure about how, where, and/or why to use sources in your writing? In this workshop you will learn and practice conventions for incorporating evidence in your writing using APA style. The workshop will also address how to present and format APA citations.

Incorporating Evidence and Using MLA Style

Are you unsure about how, where, and/or why to use sources in your writing? In this workshop you will learn and practice conventions for incorporating evidence in your writing using MLA style. The workshop will also address how to present and format MLA citations.

Organizing Your Writing

Do you ever have difficulty organizing ideas in your writing? In this workshop you will learn strategies for how to organize your writing so that your ideas are presented clearly and logically to your audience. You will practice a variety of strategies for developing and organizing your papers.

Conquering Commas

It’s time to tackle those pesky little punctuation marks! If commas are a source of confusion and frustration for you, we invite you to join us for Conquering Commas. In this workshop, we will not only review the most common rules for using commas correctly, we will also practice strategies for noticing, remembering, and putting commas in their proper place.

Writing Application Essays

Are you applying for a scholarship or program and need to write a personal statement or application essay? In this workshop, you will learn strategies for writing focused, well-targeted application essays for scholarships and other purposes.

International Student Writing Workshops

New! Grammar Strategies for International Students

Revising and Editing Your Writing

Revising and editing writing in a second language is challenging.  This workshop will help you learn strategies for correcting grammar and surface errors in your own writing. Workshop participants MUST bring copies of their own writing to this workshop.

Organizing Your Writing

Organizing Your Writing for International Students is cultural. This workshop will help you understand US academic organization of paragraphs and essays. Use of expected writing patterns is one way to help readers understand your ideas.

Reading Strategies

Academic reading in a second language can be extremely time-consuming.  This workshop will help you to further develop your successful critical reading strategies.

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