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Spring 2016

Workshops and events are free to Columbia's undergraduate and graduate students. For workshops, please register via our scheduler at bit.ly/columbiawritingcenter. Select "Spring 2016 Workshops" in the drop-down menu.

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UW Write-In                                                                                                                                             

(310 Phil, 6:30 – 8p)

 Join us in our fight against procrastination as we band together to sit down and write. We’ll offer tables for you to get down to work. If you have quick questions about your project, you can ask our consultant on shift. No registration needed, free coffee and tea. 

Progression 1: Wed 2/10 and Thurs 2/11   

Progression 2: Mon 2/29 and Tues 3/1; Mon 3/16 and Tues 3/17     

Progression 3: Tues 4/5 and Wed 4/6; Mon 4/18 and Tues 4/19

Progression 4: Wed 4/27 and Thurs 4/28

 

Responding to Texts                                                    February 5th                                        

(407 HAM, 2-4p)

 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.

 

Thesis Statements                                                        February 12th                                    

(407 HAM, 2-4p)

 We’ll discuss new strategies for creating compelling, inquiry-driven claims. Please bring a rough draft of a paper.

 

Grammar                                                                        February 19th                                    

 (407 HAM, 2-4p)

 In this first of 2 workshops on grammar, we’ll develop strategies to address common grammar mistakes writers make. Please bring a piece of writing in progress.

 

Putting Texts in Conversation                                        February 26th                                      

(407 HAM, 2-4p)

 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.

 

Organization & Structure                                              March 4th                                             

(407 HAM, 2-4p)

 We look at effective strategies for arranging and connecting your ideas on the page. Please bring a piece of writing in progress.

 

Researching for Complexity                                          March 25th                                          

 (407 HAM, 2-4p)

 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.

 

Getting It Done                                                             April 15th                                             

 (407 HAM, 2-4p)

 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.

 

 

Workshops & Events, Spring 2016

Workshops and events are free to Columbia's undergraduate and graduate students. For workshops, please register via our scheduler at bit.ly/columbiawritingcenter. Select "Spring 2016 Workshops" in the drop-down menu.

 

UW Write-In                                                                                                                                             (310 Phil, 6:30 – 8p) 

Join us in our fight against procrastination as we band together to sit down and write. We’ll offer tables for you to get down to work. If you have quick questions about your project, you can ask our consultant on shift. No registration needed, free coffee and tea.

 

Progression 1: Wed 2/10 and Thurs 2/11   

Progression 2: Mon 2/29 and Tues 3/1; Mon 3/16 and Tues 3/17     

Progression 3: Tues 4/5 and Wed 4/6; Mon 4/18 and Tues 4/19

Progression 4: Wed 4/27 and Thurs 4/28

 

Responding to Texts                                                    February 5th                                        (407 HAM, 2-4p)

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.

 

 

Thesis Statements                                                        February 12th                                    (407 HAM, 2-4p)

We’ll discuss new strategies for creating compelling, inquiry-driven claims. Please bring a rough draft of a paper.

 

 

Grammar                                                                        February 19th                                     (407 HAM, 2-4p)

In this first of 2 workshops on grammar, we’ll develop strategies to address common grammar mistakes writers make. Please bring a piece of writing in progress.

 

 

Putting Texts in Conversation                                   February 26th                                      (407 HAM, 2-4p)

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.

 

 

Organization & Structure                                           March 4th                                             (407 HAM, 2-4p) 

We look at effective strategies for arranging and connecting your ideas on the page. Please bring a piece of writing in progress.

 

 

Researching for Complexity                                       March 25th                                           (407 HAM, 2-4p)

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.

 

 

Getting It Done                                                             April 15th                                              (407 HAM, 2-4p)

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.