Writing Center Workshops & Events

Letter Writing Party: Wed. 11/8/17@2pm

 

 

 

 

Past Events

Reading & Note Taking Workshop: 2/16/17 & 2/21/17 @1:30-2:30pm

 

Poetry Write: Tues. 4/8/17@11:30am-1pm

 

Letter Writing Party, Post-Election: 11/10/16@1-3pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Writing Center will help you review those important student success skills, such as reading and test taking strategies, as well as punctuation and sentence structure. We also offer guidance for their personal statements for transfer applications and scholarship essays.  

Students are welcome to make an appointment with a tutor to work on any of these issues.

 

 

 

 

NEW!  Programs for ESL students:  

Join our tutors for a time to make new friends while practicing English in a friendly atmosphere!

  • ESL Conversation Workshop, Tuesdays @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pm in the Writing Center, LLR 322

  • ESL Drop-by Tutoring, Thursdays @ 12:30 pm-2:00 PM in the Writing Center, LLR 322

 

Secrets of College Success Workshop Series

September: Reading and Note Taking

Build your skills to better understand your textbooks and assigned readings for your classes.  Learn time saving techniques to increase your comprehension and memory as you read!

  • Sept. 27 @ 12:00-12:50  Writing Center, LLR 322

October: Test Taking 

Build your repertoire of study strategies to prepare for tests like an expert.  Learn stress-busting techniques that can increase your success during the test as well!

  • Oct. 9 @ 1:30-2:20 Writing Center, LLR 322-The 5 Things You Didn't Know About Studying: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques!
  • Oct. 24 @ 1:30-2:20  Writing Center, LLR 322-The 5 Things You Didn't Know About Studying: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques!

 

November: Research Paper Writing

Build those planning and organization skills to make research paper writing more manageable.  Learn techniques to help you build and support your thesis and avoid plagiarism!

  •  Nov. 9 @ 1:30-2:20 Writing Center, LLR 322-Research paper writing
  •  Nov. 14 @ 1:30-2:20 Writing Center, LLR 322-MLA citation workshop
  •  Nov. 15 @ 1:30-2:20 Writing Center, LLR 322-APA/Chicago citation workshop
  •  Nov. 27 @ 1:30-2:20 Writing Center, LLR 322-Revision Strategies

 

December: FINALS REVIEW

  • Dec. 5 @ 1:30-2:20 Writing Center, LLR 322- The 5 Things You Didn't Know About Studying: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques!

 

We also provide workshops by request from faculty or students; contact Beth at egillissmith@vcccd.edu to schedule one!

  • Read for Success
  • Take Effective Notes
  • Write for College     
  • Prepare for the Test
  • Citation workshops: MLA, APA, or Chicago 
  • Writing Across the Disciplines: in-class essays, research papers, and more!

 

Common Application Personal Statement / UC Transfer Personal Insight Questions: Workshop Series

Common Application Personal Statement / UC Transfer Personal Insight Questions:  Expectations and Brainstorming

  • Pick up the new worksheet for UC Personal Insight questions
  • Make an appointment with a tutor to start brainstorming and outlining your questions

Common Application Personal Statement / UC Transfer Personal Insight Questions:  Developing and Revising

Common Application Personal Statement / UC Transfer Personal Insight Questions:  Drop-in Consultations 

 

 

 

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