Spring 2022 Workshop

All our workshops for Spring 2022 will be conducted online via MS Teams. You can access our MS Team by joining our Writing Center Team. The workshops can be accessed through the Workshops channel. Within the channel, you will find separate threads for each workshop.

Spring 2022 Workshops List

Synthesis Essay

Description: A synthesis essay combines multiple sources to form one central argument/thesis. In this workshop, writers will learn to discuss ideas, themes, and evidences from multiple sources to explain or claim an original stance.

Time & Date: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Repeat Session: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Thursday, January 20, 2022

Writing Response/Reflection Papers

Description: Response papers are often students’ first foray into college assignments and are a chance to communicate their understanding and point of view of a particular topic/text. A response paper, therefore, should be like a poignant and a deep letter to the author where you speak of what has influenced and inspired you the most. Through this workshop, learn how to harness the above by developing your understanding of the reading; choosing an area of focus for your response, rationalizing and substantiating it through evidence from the text, and finally organizing your arguments coherently and cohesively.

Time & Date: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Repeat Session: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Thursday, January 27, 2022

Writing a Literature Review

Description: A Literature Review enables one to become acquainted with the current state of knowledge production and research paradigm in their chosen area of research. This workshop will help students determine the right keywords, search scholarly databases for relevant resources, evaluate them, and ensure that their literature review is written in an expository manner with a proper introduction, body, and conclusion.

Time & Date: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Repeat Session: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Thursday, February 3, 2022

Writing an Abstract

Description: Drafting an abstract is one of the many crucial things for thesis students as it communicates the scope of one’s study in a single paragraph; thus, conciseness is important. This workshop will teach students how to present their argument, establish the relevance of their research topic, delineate their methodology, and state the limitations of their research — all within a single paragraph.

Time & Date: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Repeat Session: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Thursday, February 10, 2022

Writing an Analysis Essay

Description: An analysis essay requires that an evaluation be undertaken; it is no longer enough to simply identify the thesis, argument, and supporting evidence of the text, but you must now analyse it as well. Attend this workshop to learn how to undertake an effective analysis.

Time & Date: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Repeat Session: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Thursday, February 17, 2022

Concision, Clarity, and Flow in Writing

Description: The ability to convey a substantial amount of information in specific but fewest words possible is a difficult skill. Learning how to write concisely will result in writing that is clear, specific, and vivid, enabling students to produce efficient and economic writing.

Time & Date: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Repeat Session: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Thursday, February 24, 2022

Writing a Journalistic Essay

Description: A journalistic essay requires a lot of effort, as it should be a harmony of a personal essay telling a story, and a newspaper article with factual, journalistic reporting. Attend this workshop to understand how to conduct research, gather and collate data, and develop the flair for drafting an effective journalistic essay with finesse.

Time & Date: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Repeat Session: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Thursday, March 3, 2022

Writing a Literary Analysis

Description: A literary analysis is an in-depth study of a work of literature. You are required to look at word choices, tone, subject, and other rhetorical aspects of a work that has been used to achieve its purpose. In this workshop, we will look at a work of fiction and close read it to write a literary analysis.

Time & Date: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Repeat Session: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Thursday, March 10, 2022

Writing a Policy Analysis

Description: A policy analysis paper requires students to research in depth an issue of public concern. It can be an issue of ongoing political debate or an issue that has not yet gained the attention of policy makers. In this workshop, we will learn to explore an issue at hand, describe its background, and provide a balanced assessment of options that policy makers could pursue to resolve the problem.

Time & Date: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Repeat Session: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Thursday, March 17, 2022

Poetry Reading Workshop

Description: Calling all wordsmiths and poetry aficionados! We will take a journey of exploration through select works of modern poetry and learn to find the joy in poetry—both in line and between the lines.

Time & Date: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Tuesday, March 29, 2022