Upcoming Workshops: Updates for Spring 2017 coming soon

The Ott Memorial Writing Center offers free workshops on a variety of topics connected to writing. All workshops are open to all members of the Marquette community. Click on the title for more information and to register.

Fall 2017 Workshops TBA

Workshop Title Date, Time, Location   Description

About APA

 

September 19, 2017

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Raynor Suite B

 

Has your professor assigned a paper in APA format and you're only familiar with MLA? Do you need a refresher course because you've forgotten what your RC2 instructor taught you about this citation style? This is the perfect workshop for you so that you can learn or relearn the basics of this style and discover resources for further information on APA.

 

Ace That Essay: Writing for the Analytical Portion of the GRE

 

September 20, 2017

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Cudahy 131

 

Does the phrase "essay exam" make you break out in a cold sweat? Are you

applying to graduate schools and you need to do well on the analytical section

of the GRE? Then this workshop is perfect for you! Come learn how to do well

on this section of the GRE with help from one of our Ott Memorial Tutors.

Bonus: learn about additional campus resources that will help you do well on

ALL the sections of the GRE.

 

Check Out Chicago Style

 

September 26, 2017

11-Noon

Raynor Suite C

 

Have you been assigned something in Chicago Style? Are you attempting to get a publication edited and you have been told it needs to be cited in this format? Maybe you're enrolled in a history class with a research paper coming due.

 

Make a Statement with your Personal

Statement

September 28, 2017

3:30-4:45

Location TBA

 

Are you applying to graduate schools and need to create a personal statement that helps you stand out? Then the Ott has the workshop for you! We have experienced tutors who have "been here, taught students that" when it comes to personal   statements. Come find out for yourself how we can help you stand out with useful advice, resources, and tips for further editing!

Close Reading: What does it Mean?

 

October 3, 2017

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Lalumiere 114

 

So, your professor has assigned you a close-reading essay. We’ve been there and we know what to do! In this workshop, two of our experienced tutors will lead you through several close reading strategies that will help you navigate this genre of writing with a focus on close reading.

 

Monthly Writing Retreats

 

October 7, 2017

10:00 am.- 2:00p.m.

Raynor Suite C (Basement)

 

 

Do you need a quiet space to work on midterm assignments? Do you enjoy free food? Then this is the writing retreat for you! We'll provide lunch and you provide the work! Spend some time Saturday with us working on your projects while our experienced tutors assist as questions arise. We will have copies of the ASA, APA, MLA, and Chicago manuals of style on hand, too, for citation assistance. Come for an hour or two or stay for the whole time to get some work completed!

 

From Paper to Conference: Revising your Writing for a Conference Presentation

 

October 10, 2017

3:30-4:45 p.m.

Raynor Study Room D (Basement)

 

Have you applied and gotten accepted to a conference and are thinking, “Now what?” We can answer that question for you if you attend this workshop. Our experienced tutors will explain how to create a cohesive presentation out of the work you’ve done that will leave you feeling prepared for wherever the conference takes you.

 

Writing Effective Lit Reviews

October 12, 2017 12:30-1:45

Location TBA

 

Have you been assigned a lit review but aren’t quite sure what it will require? Or has your professor asked you to write a lit review and given you specifications with which you are not familiar? Then you “ott” to come to this workshop so we can help you take that next step to writing an effective lit review.

Logical Fallacies Workshop

October 25, 2017

4-5pm

Johnston Hall 415

 

Have you been assigned a lit review but aren’t quite sure what it will require? Or has your professor asked you to write a lit review and given you specifications with which you are not familiar? Then you “ott” to come to this workshop so we can help you take that next step to writing an effective lit review.Struggling to craft arguments that hold under scrutiny? Tired of hearing faulty arguments on the news but unsure of what exactly makes them wrong? Have a roommate/classmate/mortal enemy whose ideas you desperately want to tear down with powerful (sound) rhetoric? Then come to our logical fallacies workshop, presented to you by the Ott Memorial Writing Center. We'll cover common fallacies, discuss what makes them bad, yet often effective, strategies, and think of ways to confront weak argumentation.

Perfecting your Poster Presentation

 

November 2, 2017

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Digital Scholarship Lab in the basement of Raynor

 

Do you need to present a poster? Do you want a refresher or an introduction into what is expected? Then this workshop is for you! We’ll take you through drafting and creating poster presentations so that you’ll be ready to go!

 

Monthly Writing Retreats

November 4, 2017

10:00 am.- 2:00p.m.

Raynor Suite C (Basement)

 

Do you need a quiet space to work on midterm assignments? Do you enjoy free food? Then this is the writing retreat for you! We'll provide lunch and you provide the work! Spend some time Saturday with us working on your projects while our experienced tutors assist as questions arise. We will have copies of the ASA, APA, MLA, and Chicago manuals of style on hand, too, for citation assistance. Come for an hour or two or stay for the whole time to get some work completed!

Monthly Writing Retreats

December 2, 2017

10:00 am.- 2:00p.m.

Raynor Suite C (Basement)

 

Do you need a quiet space to work on midterm assignments? Do you enjoy free food? Then this is the writing retreat for you! We'll provide lunch and you provide the work! Spend some time Saturday with us working on your projects while our experienced tutors assist as questions arise. We will have copies of the ASA, APA, MLA, and Chicago manuals of style on hand, too, for citation assistance. Come for an hour or two or stay for the whole time to get some work completed!