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Workshops and Events

Fall 2016

Workshops and events are free to Columbia's undergraduate and graduate students.

For workshops, please register via our scheduler. Select "Fall 2016 Workshops" in the drop-down menu. 
Click here to reserve a spot. 

Academic Writing Workshops
Responding to Texts                                                   
Thesis Statements 
Grammar 
Putting Texts in Conversation
Organization & Structure
Researching for Complexity                                         
Getting It Done                                                            

Academic Writing Workshops, Fall 2016

Responding to Texts
September 16th
(301 Hamilton, 12-1:30)
This workshop aims to offer a space to practice close reading/observation and then move to forming an argument. Please bring a paper copy of a text from class.

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Thesis Statements  
September 23rd 
(301 Hamilton, 12-1:30)
We’ll discuss new strategies for creating compelling, inquiry-driven claims. Please bring a rough draft of a paper. 

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Grammar 
September 30th
(301 Hamilton, 12-1:30)
In this workshop on grammar, we’ll develop strategies to address common grammar mistakes writers make. Please bring a piece of writing in progress.

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Putting Texts in Conversation
October 7th                                      
(301 Hamilton, 12-1:30)
Managing multiple sources in richer ways is a difficult task. Moving beyond noting similarities and differences, this workshop invites participants to bring their own sources to explore intertextual relationships to enhance their own argument. 

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Organization & Structure
October 21st
(301 Hamilton, 12-1:30) 
We look at effective strategies for arranging and connecting your ideas on the page. Please bring a piece of writing in progress. 

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Researching for Complexity
November 11th
(301 Hamilton, 12-1:30)
We’ll look at ways to get the most out of your research and use sources in richer, more complex ways. Please bring a piece of research writing in progress. 

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Getting It Done
November 18th                                             
(301 Hamilton, 12-1:30)
As we finish the term, it can be difficult to finish your drafts with the care you’re used to giving your work. We’ll share time management and writing process strategies that will save you time and stress. 

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Special Workshops, Fall 2016

Artist's Statements
October 25th                                             
(413 Dodge, 6:45-8:15pm)

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