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Workshops and Events

Spring 2017

Workshops and events are free to Columbia's undergraduate and graduate students. They all take place on Fridays from 12-1:30 in 309 Hamilton Hall.

For workshops, please register via our scheduler. Select "Spring 2017 Workshops" in the drop-down menu. 
Click here to reserve a spot. 

Academic Writing Workshops
Responding to Texts                                                   
February 3: Thesis Statements 
February 10: Grammar 
February 17: Putting Texts in Conversation
March 3: Organization & Structure
March 10: Researching for Complexity                                         
March 31: Creativity in Academic Writing
April 7: Getting It Done                                                            

Responding to Texts
Cancelled
(309 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  
February 3 
(309 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 
February 10
(309 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
February 17                                      
(309 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
March 3
(309 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
March 10
(309 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
April 7                                            
(309 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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