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Office Phone: (909) 607-0012
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

Address:  150 E. 10th St., Claremont, CA 91711


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All workshops offered through the Writing Center are free. We welcome students, staff, and faculty to our workshops. If you would like to attend, please click the appropriate RSVP link below at least one day prior to the workshop. Send any questions to writing.center@cgu.edu.

Spring 2017

Get Organized! Time and Stress Management in Graduate School

Online Webinar - RSVP Online
Thursday, February 16
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Facilitated by Ashley Johnson-Ingels and Alyssa Krueger

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This workshop will focus on time management and maintaining a healthy lifestyle while in graduate school. Topics will include how to calendar effectively, reminders of how to stay healthy, and brainstorming sessions for attendees to reflect on how to get the most out of their education with as little stress as possible!

Writing under Pressure

Tuesday, February 21
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

McManus 35
Facilitated by Grayson Hough

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Though we like to stress the importance of starting a writing assignment early, completing multiple drafts over the course of several weeks, and ultimately finishing up our final draft with time to spare, the writing process rarely goes this smoothly. This workshop will focus on specific strategies and approaches towards starting (and finishing!) the writing assignments that accumulate over the course of the semester. This workshop will cover strategies for writing in a limited time frame.

Scientific Writing: Incorporating Evidence

In-Person Workshop & Online Webinar
Thursday, February 23
1:00 - 2:00 PM

McManus 35
Facilitated by Au Vo and Benjamin Smith

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Writing Introductions and Theses

Tuesday, February 28
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Burkle 26
Facilitated by Ashley Call & Lauren Morrison

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Learn to write introductions that captivate your readers. Come and workshop your introduction and thesis for a term paper, proposal, or other writing assignment. Bring your lunch and a writing project to work on!

GSC Travel Awards: Part I, Guidelines and Requirements

Online Webinar
Wednesday, March 8 
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Facilitated by Francesca Gacho and Megan Gallagher

This two-part series will help students write competitive essays for the GSC's Travel and Material Awards competition.


In the first part (online webinar), we will learn about the specific guidelines and requirements for the Travel and Material Awards. We will discuss in detail the application form and essay guidelines.  

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Critical Thinking, Academic Writing, and Transdisciplinarity

Online Webinar
Wednesday, March 8

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Facilitated by Marcus Weakley and Troy Mikanovich

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Join us and learn more about the basics of argumentation, techniques for reading and writing critically, and tips for avoiding fallacious reasoning. This workshop will also address specifically how strategies might change across disciplines.

Writing an APA Style Paper

In-Person & Online Webinar
Tuesday, March 21
3:00 - 4:00 PM

Harper 63
Facilitated by Brittany Merson and Mark Rinella

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GSC Travel Awards: Part II, Essay Workshop

Wednesday, March 22
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Harper 63
Facilitated by Francesca Gacho and Megan Gallagher

This two-part series will help students write competitive essays for the GSC's Travel and Material Awards competition.


In the second part (in-person workshop, recommended to be taken after Part 1), we will review the guidelines for the Travel and Material Essay.  We will discuss how to answer the prompt to make your essay compelling and competitive, and write a draft during the workshop.

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Revision Strategies

Online Webinar
Monday, March 27
12:00 PM -1:00 PM
Facilitated by Francesca Gacho

We will cover revision strategies, organization and structuring of papers; how to make judicious decisions when self-revising; and  identifying opportunities for expansion. We will also  cover revising for unity, cohesion, flow, and style.

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Submitting to a Journal

Online Webinar
Friday, April 7
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Facilitated by Michael Kemp and Troy Mikanovich

In this webinar, we will give an overview of the process of submitting to a journal, as well as how to best ready one's papers for submission.

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Expression and Academic Writing

Friday, April 7
2:30 - 3:30 PM

Burkle 24
Facilitated by Kelly Eisenbrand

Academic prose is a practice informed by both expression and decorum. Students will experiment with guided methods meant to help them better their ability to communicate their ideas in an academic setting.

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How to Read in Graduate School

In-Person Workshop & Online Webinar
Monday, April 10
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Burkle 12

Facilitated by Megan Gallagher and Troy Mikanovich

Are you struggling to get through all of your reading each week? When you do get through it, is it hard to remember later on? When you don't get through it, do you panic about your participation for class? This workshop is designed to give you the reading skills necessary to address these all too common graduate student concerns. The primary sources for this workshop are How to Read a Book by Charles Van Doren and How to Talk about Books you Haven't Read by Pierre Bayard (and a smattering of anecdotal evidence from someone who has experience with these methods from these texts).

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Proofreading and Revision

In-Person Workshop & Online Webinar
Thursday, April 13

2:00 - 3:30 PM
Stauffer 106
Facilitated by Francesca Gacho and Lauren Morrison

Tackle the final stages of writing by learning effective ways to revise, edit, and proofread your work. We'll go over how to check for logical flow of information, coherence, and argumentation and how to manage the proofreading process.

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Writing Long Papers

In-Person Workshop & Online Webinar
Tuesday, April 11

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ACB 119
Facilitated by Marcus Weakley and Benjamin Smith

The end of the semester means one thing: long, seminar papers will soon be due. Tackling a lengthy writing project like that can feel daunting, and requires a different approach. This workshop will introduce several strategies for writing long, research-based papers, including chunking, sectioning, organizing research, and dealing with writer's block. It's never too early — or too late — to get started on your seminar paper, so let this workshop give you a head start!

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