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Workshop Series

See our Workshops, Clubs, 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.

          • Decoding Logical Fallacies

            Ninety-seven percent of KSU Writing Center visitors love our “Decoding Logical Fallacies” workshop, so you will too. Did you spot the logical fallacy in the previous sentence? Can you recognize common logical fallacies in your own writing? Come to the KSU Writing Center’s workshop for help on avoiding logical fallacies and crafting stronger arguments in your papers.

            • Writing the Literature Review

              Ah, the literature review. It can be challenging to manage all the research needed to tackle this assignment, but the KSU Writing Center can help. Come to our “Writing the Literature Review” workshop to learn how to excel at this complicated process. With great coffee and better advice, we can promise our workshops will be lit.

              • Writing with Research

                Don't know how to select academic sources for your paper? Unsure how to integrate those sources into your argument? Come to the KSU Writing Center for our “Writing with Research” workshop, and we'll walk you through a writing process that balances outside research with your own thesis and ideas.

                • 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.

                        • Writing (In Technical Terms)

                          Think you’ll only use writing in your ENGL1101 class? Think again! Writing is especially critical in technical fields like engineering and architecture. Unclear writing in a college class might result in a bad grade, but unclear writing in directions for building a bridge could result in disaster! Join us to learn how convey your message to any audience effectively.

                          • Commanding Commas

                            Commas might just be the most hated (and 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.

                            • Top Ten Errors (And How to Avoid Them)

                              Errors in your writing can erode your audience's confidence in you and your message. This workshop will teach you to identify – and correct – the most frequent errors made by college students (and hated by college professors).

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