Writing Center Workshops & Events


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! ESL Conversation Hour:  

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

  • Starts Feb. 6, every Monday from 12:00-1:00 pm LLR 318

 

Secrets of College Success Workshop Series

February: 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!

  • Feb. 16 @ 1:30-2:30 LLR 318
  • Feb. 21 @ 1:30-2:30 LLR 318

 

March: 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!

  • March 9 @ 1:30-2:30 LLR 318-The 5 Things You Didn't Know About Studying: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques!
  • March 21 @ 1:30-2:30 LLR 318-The 5 Things You Didn't Know About Studying: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques!

 

April: 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!

  • April 4 @ 1:30-2:30 LLR 318-Research paper writing
  • April 18 @ 1:30-2:30 LLR 318-MLA citation workshop
  • April 25 @ 1:30-2:30 LLR 318-APA/Chicago citation workshop
  • April 27 @ 1:30-2:30 LLR 318-Revision Strategies

 

May: FINALS REVIEW

  • May 2 @ 1:30-2:30 LLR 318- 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