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Workshop Series

See our Workshops and Events Calendar for dates and times.


  • Demystifying College Writing

    Writing essays at the college level can feel overwhelming. Come to this workshop to gain a better understanding of the expectations of college-level writing, how to organize your ideas effectively, and the importance of revision and editing.

    • Sailing Through the Brainstorm

      Figuring out how to start a writing assignment can often be the most difficult part of the writing process for many students. This workshop focuses on those early stages: reading and decoding assignment guidelines, mastering brainstorming and prewriting techniques, and organizing ideas.

      • Crafting a Thesis Statement

        The thesis statement (sometimes called a central idea, hypothesis, guiding question, etc.) is at the core of any good piece of writing. Attend this workshop and learn not just how to write a thesis but how to support its main ideas effectively with your writing.

        • Hints for English Language Learners

          Writing in a new language can be difficult. This workshop will help you understand articles, prepositions, and other aspects of writing good sentences.

          • Googling Responsibly

            Finding credible sources can be challenging, especially if you use a search engine such as Google. Attend the KSU Writing Center's “Googling Responsibly” workshop and learn how popular search engines can be used to find credible, appropriate sources.

            • Writing the Rhetorical Analysis

              A rhetorical analysis can be a tricky assignment, and many writers struggle with the difference between making an argument and analyzing one. In our “Writing the Rhetorical Analysis” Workshop, learn to evaluate the persuasiveness of an argument, identify rhetorical appeals, and analyze both visual and textual arguments.

              • Composing in MLA Style

                This workshop is a great introduction (or refresher) for those who need a basic understanding of MLA Style. Come to learn how to format documents, integrate paraphrased and quoted material into your writing, and cite sources correctly according to the MLA manual.

                • Dissecting APA Style

                  This workshop is a great introduction (or refresher) for those who need a basic understanding of APA Style.  Come to learn how to format documents, integrate paraphrased and quoted material into your writing, and cite and reference your sources correctly according to the APA manual.

                  • Interpreting the CMS/Turabian Style

                    This workshop is a great introduction (or refresher) for those who need a basic understanding of the Chicago Manual of Style.  Come to learn how to format essays, integrate paraphrased/summarized/quoted material into your writing, and cite sources correctly according to both the Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian.

                    • Commanding Commas

                      Commas might just be the most hated (and the most misunderstood) punctuation mark. Come to this workshop and learn how to create seamless compound sentences, identify non-restrictive elements, and avoid the dreaded comma splice.

                      • Writing the Essay Exam

                        As finals approach, many students panic at the thought of writing an essay in the timed setting of an exam. This workshop is packed with strategies to help you prepare for and write an essay exam, including managing your time and avoiding the “test panic” we all sometimes feel.

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