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Spring 2015 Night Write
Every Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 

Come join us every week in our bid against procrastination. Participants will take over half of the Writing Center in 310 Philosophy Hall for a 90-minute writing session. We'll provide the space, coffee, and light snacks. Free. No registration required. All members of the Columbia community are welcome. We'll be on staff to answer quick questions if you're stuck. 

 

Spring 2015 Friday Workshop Series
12:00 to 1:30 in Hamilton 402

Workshops are free, but space is limited. To reserve your spot, please register here. (Select "Spring 2015 Workshops" in the "Choose a Schedule" drop-down menu.)  All Columbia students, undergraduate and graduate, and staff are eligible to take part.

 

February 6: Thesis Statements. 
In this workshop, we’ll discuss new strategies for creating compelling arguments and setting-up your project with your introduction. Participants should bring graded or nearly complete exploratory drafts.

 

February 13: Grammarama, Part 1. 
In this workshop, we’ll develop strategies to identify and address common grammar mistakes in your drafts. Participants should bring a piece of writing they are currently working on.

 

February 27: Close Reading.
Join us as we walk though some new methods aimed to help you gain greater insights into the content and composition of your readings. Participants should bring graded or nearly complete exploratory drafts.

 

March 13: Grammarama, Part 2. 
In this workshop, we’ll develop strategies to identify and address common grammar mistakes in your drafts. Participants should bring a piece of writing they are currently working on.

 

March 27: Invention through Research. 
In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to get the most out of your research and help you use sources in richer, more complex ways. Participants should bring a piece of writing they are currently working on.

 

April 10: Organization and Structure.
Join us to discuss effective strategies for arranging and connecting your ideas on the page. Participants should bring a piece of writing they are currently working on.

 

April 24: Grammarama, Part 3.
In this workshop, we’ll develop strategies to identify and address common grammar mistakes in your drafts. Participants should bring a piece of writing they are currently working on.