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Writing Wednesday Skillshops

January 2024

January 2024

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Writing for First Year Students: Understanding Your Syllabus & Organizing Assignments

This workshop is a starter pack to teach students how to read a syllabus, organize assignments and offer an overview of the types of academic writing and expectations they will have to meet in college, including essays, blogs, lab reports, discussion posts, art analysis, and even professional emails.

12:00 PM | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/89828328308 

6:00 PM   | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/83998638091

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Dissecting a Prompt & Rubric: Creating a Writing Timeline

Expectations of your course and writing assignments is essential to achieving academic success. In this session, students will learn how to decode a syllabus and understand a writing rubric. Students will also learn how to develop a writing timeline and how to schedule and receive writing support.

12:00 PM | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/82605141883
6:00 PM   | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/86167760860 

 

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Creating a Thesis Statement: How to Effectively Outline an Essay

An argumentative / research paper, it is crucial that student have their main point, or argument clearly and concisely thought out. Students will learn tips and tricks to help them to create a compelling, specific, and convincing thesis statement. This workshop will also go over ways to help students structure their essays more effectively (outlining, freewriting techniques, visual venn diagrams, etc.).

12:00 PM | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/87369718040
6:00 PM  | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/84559927476

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Writing Style Guides: A Guide to the Different Types of Writing in a College Course 

This workshop will cover different genres of academic writing essays that you'll encounter as a college student. It breaks down the needs of each genre and the tools for writing in every genre.

12:00 PM | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/83786365516
6:00 PM   | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/82875556494

February 2024

February 2024

 

February 7, 2024

Paraphrasing: Adding Research to Writing

The Paraphrasing (adding research to writing) workshop looks at how to put source material into one's own words to include in research papers and essays. The workshop will also explore the difference between quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. Students will have a chance to participate by answering questions and creating their own paraphrases.

12:00 PM | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/87536578971
6:00 PM   | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/84919385247

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Tips to Manage Writing Anxiety and Writer's Block: Getting Your Narrative Started

This workshop offers solutions for students experiencing negative feelings about their writing and are having trouble getting started. The workshop will help students understand and manage their writing anxiety and the infamous writer's block, where one is unable to begin or complete an assignment, often feeling stuck.

12:00 PM | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/83338834459
6:00 PM   | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/85310434956

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Writing a Research Paper: Tips to Tackle Your Biggest Assignments

Before beginning an argumentative / research paper, it is crucial that students have their main point, or argument clearly and concisely thought out. Students will learn tips and tricks to help them to create a compelling, specific, and convincing thesis statement. This workshop will also go over ways to help students structure their essays more effectively (outlining, freewriting techniques, visual Venn- diagrams, etc.).

12:00 PM | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/84916591677
6:00 PM   | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/89514282648

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Writing for First Year Students: Understanding Your Syllabus & Organizing Assignments

This workshop is a starter pack to teach students how to read a syllabus, organize assignments and offer an overview of the types of academic writing and expectations they will have to meet in college, including essays, blogs, lab reports, discussion posts, art analysis, and even professional emails.

12:00 PM | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/88689568704
6:00 PM   | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/84282056576

March 2024

March 2024

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Dissecting a Prompt and Rubric: Creating a Writing Timeline

Expectations of your course and writing assignments is essential to achieving academic success. In this session, students will learn how to decode a syllabus and understand a writing rubric. Students will also learn how to develop a writing timeline and how to schedule and receive writing support.

12:00 PM | Join Here:  https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/88514723258
6:00 PM   | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/87191751023

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2023

Creating a Thesis Statement: How to Effectively Outline an Essay

An argumentative / research paper, it is crucial that student have their main point, or argument clearly and concisely thought out. Students will learn tips and tricks to help them to create a compelling, specific, and convincing thesis statement. This workshop will also go over ways to help students structure their essays more effectively (outlining, freewriting techniques, visual venn diagrams, etc.).

12:00 PM | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/83097147876
6:00 PM  | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/89108100861   

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Writing Styles: A Guide to the Different Types of Writing in a College Course

This workshop will cover different genres of academic writing essays that you'll encounter as a college student. It breaks down the needs of each genre and the tools for writing in every genre.

12:00 PM | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/83776021845
6:00 PM   | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/84324635100

April 2024

April 2024

 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Paraphrasing: Adding Research to Writing

The Paraphrasing (adding research to writing) workshop looks at how to put source material into one's own words to include in research papers and essays. The workshop will also explore the difference between quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. Students will have a chance to participate by answering questions and creating their own paraphrases.

12:00 PM | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/83272700037
6:00 PM   | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/83956523659

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Tips to Manage Writing Anxiety & Writer's Block: Getting Your Narrative Started

This workshop offers solutions for students experiencing negative feelings about their writing and are having trouble getting started. The workshop will help students understand and manage their writing anxiety and the infamous writer's block, where one is unable to begin or complete an assignment, often feeling stuck.

12:00 PM | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/83254866849
6:00 PM  | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/84391320191   

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Writing a Research Paper: Tips to Tackle Your Biggest Assignments

This session prepares students for the sometimes daunting task of writing a research paper. The presenters will inform the participants on how to narrow a research topic, conduct the research, and outline their paper. The presenters will also cover the difference between quoting and paraphrasing and give tips on how to write the introduction and conclusion. Important writing tips, final recommendations, and APA/MLA guidelines will also be shared.

12:00 PM | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/87388250116
6:00 PM   | Join Here: https://mdc-edu.zoom.us/j/85041400987