Classroom Writing Workshops
Click here for downloadable workshops designed to provide instructors with support in teaching concepts of writing and to provide students with a resource for self-directed improvement of their writing skills. You are free to use these workshops in your classes—or for any nonprofit group—at any time. Please review our Fair Use Policy before using the workshops.
Requesting a Writing Workshop
Click here to submit a writing workshop request. Writing Lab tutors are occasionally available to facilitate a workshop for a class or group on the Purdue West Lafayette campus and to consult on the development of workshop materials to meet the instructional needs of a specific context.
ICaP instructors: We no longer offer workshops for ICaP courses. Please visit our downloadable workshops section above. If these do not meet your needs, you should contact the writing lab workshop coordinator to set up a consultation on workshops and materials development.
Please make your request at least two weeks prior to the proposed workshop or consultation date.
In-class workshops will not be given unless the instructor is present.
No workshops will be facilitated the first two weeks or the last two weeks of the semester.
Example Workshop Topics
Sample workshop and consultation topics include but are not limited to the following:
- APA Documentation
- MLA Documentation
- Argument Development and Organization
- Audience Awareness
- Comma Usage
- Cover Letters
- Email Etiquette
- Evaluating Sources
- Peer Response
- Personal Statements
- Research Papers
- Visual Rhetoric
- Writing with PowerPoint
- Overview of the Writing Lab
For more information, contact the Writing Lab at 765-494-3723.