Join us for a workshop! Below is a list of workshops we offered in Spring 2021. Stay tuned for information about summer workshops.
Getting Started (Friday, March 5 & May 7, 2-3 pm): Intimidated by the blank page? Don’t be! The Writing Center is here to help! This workshop will present students with a variety of strategies for getting started on assignments that are tripping them up! These strategies include outlining, free-writing, mind-mapping, brainstorming, and more! Don’t know what those words mean? Don’t worry! Come to a Getting Started Workshop, and we’ll explain everything, and even work with you to start getting YOUR thoughts down on that blank page! (Amber Slater & Benny Morduchowitz)
Working with Engineering Writing (Wednesday, March 10, 12-1pm): The workshop focuses on writing in the engineering disciplines and offers suggestions for working with engineering majors for helping them with their writing needs. It will address questions concerning engineering subject matter and writing conventions in engineering disciplines and offer suggestions for how teachers of writing can help engineering majors communicate subject matter better while using writing conventions from engineering disciplines for doing that. The workshop will offer practical suggestions for applying some strategies for helping engineering majors with their writing needs. (Joseph Jeyaraj)
Active Reading Strategies (Friday, March 12, 2-3 pm): This workshop introduces a range of active reading strategies to help you learn effectively through texts in all disciplines. (Juanita But & Jason Montgomery)
Revision Strategies (Friday, March 19, 2-3 pm): Learn how to do a reverse outline — a powerful tool to help you analyze and revise your work. You’ll take apart a short essay, see what the paragraphs are doing, and learn how to re-organize them… and even figure out what you’re really saying. (Amber Slater & Jacquelyn Blain) Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84279571770?pwd=WmpndzJRVlcwQWcrV1hMV01USjNRdz09
Integrating Research (Monday, April 12, 4-5PM): How do you take what you’ve learned doing research and seamlessly add it to your essay or report? In this workshop, we’ll look at the differences between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. And we’ll talk about the best ways to use them to make your writing more fluid… and also avoid things like unintentional plagiarism. (Brianna Williams & Jacquelyn Blain). Zoom link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/9388323098
Sentence Clarity (Friday, April 9, 2-3 pm): These instructional workshops cover a wide range of sentence-level rules for writing that instructors may not always have time to cover fully in classes. The Writing Center will present rules, writing samples, and exercises that will help students construct more perfect sentences. Potential topics may include but are not limited to: -fragments/run-ons -syntax (the order you put your words in) -commas (Brianna Williams & Benny Morduchowitz) Zoom link: https://bmcc-cuny.zoom.us/j/89004185412
Grammar (tbd): We’ll cover the most common grammar issues, learn how to spot them, and practice some tips and tricks for dealing with them.
Sentence Clarity workshop: