Writing with a PAL

Do you have a research paper, senior thesis, essay, literary analysis, or any other major writing assignment due?  Are having trouble beginning or are you stuck and not sure how to finish?  Join us for a 4-part writing workshop that helps you from the beginning of your writing assignment to the end.  Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) will lead these interactive and fun sessions to help you complete your writing assignments.

Workshop #1:  Pre-Writing

  • Generating ideas
  • Formulating research questions
  • Brainstorming
  • Finding research

Workshop #2:  Thesis Development and Outlining

  • Stating arguments clearly
  • Arguing examples effectively
  • Acknowledging counter arguments

Workshop #3:  Editing and Revising

  • Finding common errors
  • Cleaning up sentence structures
  • Checking the logic of your argument

Workshop #4:  Citation and Formatting

  • Plagiarism (Why you have to cite?)
  • Styles different disciplines use
  • Resources
  • APA, MLA, and Chicago
WorkshopDay/DateLocationStart Times
Pre-WritingWednesday, 11/29ACE10 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m.
Thesis Development and OutliningThursday, 11/30ACE11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Thesis Development and OutliningFriday, 12/1ACE11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m.
Editing and RevisingMonday, 12/4ACE11 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.
Editing and RevisingTuesday, 12/5ACE11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m.
Citation and FormattingWednesday, 12/6ACE10 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m.
Citation and FormattingThursday, 12/7ACE11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Citation and FormattingFriday, 12/8ACE11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m.