General Writing Workshops
Spring 2016 Workshops
The Purdue Writing Lab offers free workshops for all Purdue students, staff, and faculty interested in learning about and getting hands-on practice with different aspects of writing. Please sign up by calling 765-494-3723 or visiting the Writing Lab in advance. All workshops are held in HEAV 220.
Wednesday, January 27, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Academic Writing for Graduate Students
Wednesday, February 10, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Grammar Workshop 1: Common Errors
Wednesday, February 24, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Grammar Workshop 2: Word Choice/Vocabulary
Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
MLA/APA Style & Avoiding Plagiarism
Wednesday, March 23, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
For more information, contact our Writing Lab workshop coordinator.
Spring Break Short Courses
The Writing Lab will be offering two short courses on writing over spring break. Sign-up is required using our online scheduler by choosing the "Spring Break Short Courses" schedule from the dropdown menu.
Dates: March 14, 15, and 16 (must attend all 3 days)
Times: 9 am to noon (class time, required), 12:30-2:30 (optional) open writing time/meet with the instructor one-on-one. Snacks will be provided.
Maximum attendees: 10 per class, there will be a wait list
Location: Writing Lab, Heavilon Hall 226 or 220
Cracking the Codes of College: Language Choice in Composition and Conversation
Instructors: Lauren Mallet and Arielle McKee
Coding is a concept many Purdue students associate with engineering and related sciences. This workshop will explore the codes of writing in college—how to recognize, crack, use and master the language of your assignments, instructors and classmates. Each morning will feature in-depth, instructor-led practice using video clips, audio clips and articles as examples. We will hold optional Office Hours each afternoon for planning, writing, revising and editing your own work. Each participant should bring a laptop, current assignment prompt and draft.
Scholarly Writing for International Graduate Students
Instructors: Michelle Campbell and Ji-young Shin
This short course will be focused on global and sentence-level concerns for scholarly writing at the graduate level to help students transform previous research into a conference paper or first draft of a scholarly journal article. Students are required to bring previous/current research and a laptop. No textbook is required.