All workshops offered through the Writing Center are free. We welcome students, staff, and faculty to our workshops. If you would like to attend, please click the appropriate RSVP link below at least one day prior to the workshop. Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2016 Workshops and Events
Spring 2016 Workshops
Wednesday, February 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Facilitated by Joan Christodoulou
Research grant writing requires excellent writing and research skills, in addition to patience, understanding of project design, discipline, and organizational skills. In this workshop, we will begin by reviewing grant terms and how to find funding opportunities. We will also address how to prepare a grant template which can be adapted to fit the requirements of different funding sources to improve the match between grant seeker needs and funder priorities. Finally, key common grant sections will be reviewed.
Join us if you have questions about technical writing! This workshop will cover writing mathematical notations and narrations, how to write a technical manuscript, and how to report technical outcomes.
Struggling to take meaningful notes during class or lectures? Come to our Note taking workshop and learn the skills you need to take useful notes that you can return to afterwards. We'll discuss what is important to write as well as organizational tools for different kinds of readings, classes, and lectures.
Two-Part Series: Monday, March 21, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Webinar) & Thursday, March 24, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM in the SSC (Workshop)
Online webinar followed by in-person workshop
Facilitated by Francesca Gacho
This two-part series will help students write competitive essays for the GSC's Travel and Material Awards competition, which opens March 11.
In the first part (online webinar), we will learn about the specific guidelines and requirements for the Travel and Material Awards funded by the CGU Graduate Student Council. We will discuss in detail the application form and essay guidelines to ensure your application packet completes and addresses all the requirements. GSC Treasurer Brittney Harvey will be joining the webinar to answer questions.
In the second part (in-person workshop), we will review the guidelines for the Travel and Material Essay and discuss strategies about how to answer the essay prompt to ensure your application packet is compelling and competitive. Attendees will write a draft during the workshop. Recommended to be taken after Part 1.
Information about the Travel and Material Awards competition can be found here. Students interested in this workshop series must register for each part separately.
This online workshop covers the basics of critical thinking, argumentation, and academic writing. Covering many stages of the writing process, we discuss applications of critical thinking and argumentation to academic writing through practical models for use in both the humanities and social sciences.
This workshop is designed to help prospective applicants prepare their PhD applications. We will review organizational tactics, provide tips on writing those stellar writing samples, statements of purpose, and CVs, and discuss funding opportunities.