How do you actually get started? In this workshop, we’ll cover techniques to brainstorm, plan, and tackle your blank pages.
The Jefferson Writing Workshop series is free and open to all students who want to improve their writing. No sign-up needed. FREE lunch for the first ten students. We meet every week, usually on Tuesday, in Room 501 from Noon to 1 p.m.
And don't forget to check out the other upcoming sessions in this series:
- Sept. 2 | Sentence Structure
In this refresher, we’ll be covering the sentence structure: what it is and why it matters.
- Sept. 9 | Punctuation 101
Semicolon or colon? Conquer comma confusion with this workshop covering what you need to know about punctuation.
- Sept. 16 | APA for Beginners
In this workshop, we’ll explore and demystify APA style, formatting, and citation.
- Sept. 23 | The “P” Word
What is plagiarism, and how can you avoid it? In this workshop, we’ll explain plagiarism and share strategies for paraphrasing.
- Sept. 30 | The Essential Thesis
Every paper needs one, but what is a thesis, anyway? We’ll help you understand and develop stronger theses.
- Oct. 7 | In the End
Learn strategies for creating a strong conclusion that ties everything together without sounding repetitive.
- Oct. 8 | APA Redux
A repeat performance of our Sept. 16 APA workshop; if you missed the first, this is your chance!
- Oct. 15| Basic Professionalism
Learn how to communicate effectively as a professional—we’ll cover everything from e-mails to cover letters and beyond.
- Oct. 21 | Academic Argument
We’ll discuss rhetoric—the art of academic argument. Learn how to prove your point without raising your voice.
- Oct. 28 | Reading Like a Writer
Good writers are good readers—we’ll share strategies for active reading to improve your own writing.
- Nov. 4 | The Red Pen
In this workshop, we’ll build your skills as an editor and proofreader with techniques for finding your own errors.
- Nov. 11 | Working in Drafts
What does “revision” really mean? We’ll cover how to reimagine your entire paper to make it practically perfect.
- Nov. 18 | The Literature Review
What’s a literature review? In this workshop, we’ll answer that question and help you understand how to put one together.