Writing Commons Events
Workshops, Fall 2013
The Writing Commons once again offers workshops. Join us! All workshops take place at the Writing Commons.
Using Sources in Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism: Wednesday, November 6, 10:30-11:30 or Friday, November 8, 11:30-12:30
This workshop is geared toward the needs of first-year students.Learn from Librarians about the plagiarism policy at KSU, and about different types of plagiarism. Writing Center staff will help you learn about reading, note-taking, and writing strategies to integrate source material into your essays.
Research Strategies (Thursday, November 7 from 7-8 PM)
This workshop will address research methods for finding sources in scholarly writing. Topics covered include exploring databases, refining search results, and determining relevance.
Argumentation (Thursday, October 3, 7-8 PM)This presentation will help students identify and respond to arguments through writing. We will discuss how to isolate arguments from text, where to target disagreements in others' arguments, and how to construct and support one's own arguments with research.
Poetry (Thursday, October 17, 7-8 PM)This presentation will discuss the key elements and components of poetry in terms of poems that will be read aloud. Students will learn to identify and integrate those elements into their own writing during prompt-based writing time.
Using Sources in Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism:Thursday, October 17,3:30-4:30; Monday, October 21, 12:30-1:30; or Tuesday, October 29, 2:00-3:00
This workshop is geared toward the needs of first-year students. Learn from Librarians about the plagiarism policy at KSU, and about different types of plagiarism. Writing Center staff will help you learn about reading, note-taking, and writing strategies to integrate source material into your essays.
Argumentation (Thursday, October 29, 7-8 PM)This presentation will help students identify and respond to arguments through writing. We will discuss how to isolate arguments from text, where to target disagreements in others' arguments, and how to construct and support one's own arguments with research.
Tuesday, September 10, 11 AM - 12 noon, I'm Just Not a Good Writer
Not true. Everyone can write! The truth is, if you can carry on a conversation, you can write, and write well. Come to this interactive workshop to learn the secret to tackling the most difficult aspect of college-level writing.
Tuesday, September 17, 11:00 AM - 12 noon, What Does My Professor Want from Me?
Mystified by your writing assignments? Learn strategies to decode assignment sheets. Learn to ask the right questions of your professors, in the right way. Stay on target with your writing projects. Bring your current assignment sheets with you to the workshop.
Tuesday, September 24, 11:00 AM - 12 noon, Give Feedback Like a Pro! Peer Response Techniques that Get Results
Do you need feedback on your writing, but don't know how to ask? Do you feel a little lost in peer review sessions in class? Join the us for a crash course in getting the most helpful responses from anyone you ask to read your writing. Learn proven methods for providing great feedback to peers. Please bring a piece of writing in progress to this workshop.
International Conversation Hours, Fall 2013
The Writing Commons cordially invites international students for casual conversation with native English speakers. Join us, and make yourself at home! We meet Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:00 PM (starting on Wednesday, September 18 and ending on Thursday, December 5, 2013) in the Writing Commons, located on the 4th floor of the main library. No appointment or RSVP is necessary. Everyone is welcome!
"The Writer's Bloc" Creative Writing Group, Fall 2013
Come share your projects with fellow creative writers Fridays (beginning September 20) from 4:00 - 6:00 PM, at the Writing Commons. "The Writer's Bloc" is open to all members of the KSU community currently working on poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, and more. Facilitated by Writing Commons tutors with expertise in creative writing, our meetings will provide participants with the quality feedback and support all creative writers need to succeed. Join us, and enjoy the fellowship and support of the newest the KSU creative writing community!
Graduate Student Writing Group, Fall 2013
Are you a graduate student looking for feedback on your writing? Are you looking for peer support or an exchange of ideas? Drop by the next Graduate Student Writing Group!
Who: Any graduate student or prospective graduate student
What: Any writing project, at any stage of the writing process
When: Every other Friday (starting October 4) from 1-2pm
Where: 4th Floor Library, Outside of Writing Commons
Contact: Caleb Berkemeier, email@example.com