Writing Center Workshops
The Writing Center at Penn State Great Valley offers free, periodic workshops on topics and trends in academic and business writing. All graduate students, regardless of division or English fluency, are welcome to attend.
Workshops are developed and facilitated by Erica Vinskie, writing support specialist. Contact Vinskie at GVWritingCenter@psu.edu. All events are free, and refreshments are provided.
"Writing in Graduate School: Back to Basics"
Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14
5:00 - 5:55 p.m.
This workshop serves as both a primer and a refresher course in college composition. It examines several forms of academic writing and offers strategies for developing an argument, organizing a paper, and using sources. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their projects.
Click here to register for Wednesday, November 13 workshop
Click here to register for Thursday, November 14 workshop
Register no later than Monday, November 11.
"APA Style and Formatting: An Overview"
Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21
5:15 - 5:55 pm.
Many courses at Penn State Great Valley require use of American Psychological Association (APA) editorial style. This mini-workshop will survey the style guidelines and formatting rules of the most recent edition of the APA manual. Participants will receive useful APA resources.
Click here to register for Wednesday, November 20 workshop
Click here to register for Thursday, November 21 workshop
Register no later than Monday, November 18
Coming Spring 2014
"Sentences that Sparkle, Prose that Flows: Techniques for Reader-Friendly Writing"
A readable writing style is highly prized in graduate school and beyond. By focusing on sentence construction, this workshop presents strategies for writing clear, coherent, and concise prose. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the techniques.
PowerPoint Presentations from Past Workshops
Writing in Graduate School: Back to Basics (Click here for complete presentation.)
I. The Forms of Academic Writing
II. Developing an Argument
III. Writing in a Clear & Cohesive Style
IV. Avoiding Plagiarism: Using Sources
APA Styling & Formatting (Click here for pdf of presentation.)