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Location:  141 E. 12th Street (blue-gray house)
Office Phone: (909) 607-0012
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
Email: write@cgu.edu

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


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All workshops offered through the Center for Writing & Rhetoric are free. We welcome students, staff, and faculty to our workshops. If you would like to attend, please register by clicking on the title of the workshop below at least one day before the event. Send any questions to write@cgu.edu.

Spring 2018

get organized! time and stress management in grad school

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.

Wednesday, February 7
2:00 PM
Online Webinar

Facilitated by Alyssa Krueger

Writing Literature Reviews

This workshop will offer approaches to conceptualize, organize, and draft your literature review. To maximize the benefits of this workshop, you are encouraged to come prepared with your paper topics or research questions. 

Thursday, February 22
1:00 PM
Burkle 22

Facilitated by Rocío Mendoza & Ruth Kim

Writing Literature Reviews

This workshop will offer approaches to conceptualize, organize, and draft your literature review. To maximize the benefits of this workshop, you are encouraged to come prepared with your paper topics or research questions. 

Thursday, February 22
6:00 PM
Online Webinar

Facilitated by Rocío Mendoza & Ruth Kim

Pre-Writing

This workshop is designed to help students develop and organize their ideas before they start writing. In this workshop, we will go over strategies for different pre-writing activities, such as brainstorming, outlining, and researching. Additionally, using research on creativity, we will offer practical tips for mastering the pre-writing process.

​Friday, February 23
​12:00 PM
Burkle 22

Facilitated by Simarpal Kataria

Writing Introductions & Thesis Statements

Have you ever felt confused when receiving feedback from your professor asking, "What is your thesis statement?"  You felt baffled not because you had no idea what a thesis statement literally was, but you thought your thesis was too clear to be missed.  Crafting a compelling thesis statement could be tricky, just like writing an introduction that captivates your reader.  Join us and workshop your introduction and thesis for a writing project on which you are currently working!

Tuesday, February 27
10:00 AM
Online Webinar

Facilitated by Francesca Gacho & Lauren Morrison

scientific writing: incorporating evidence

This workshop will cover the basics of scientific writing. There will be a specific focus on what types of evidence are appropriate, where evidence should be incorporated, and how to best incorporate evidence.

​Thursday, March 8
​4:00 PM
Burkle 22

Facilitated by Mark Rinella

Public speaking

The key to public speaking is comfort! The key to comfort is practice. Come practice and get some feedback on your presentation skills! Additionally, we will provide some structural and practical advice about how to both present and prepare.
**Bring in a topic you would like to practice speaking on; approximately 5 minutes**

Wednesday, March 21
10:00 AM
​Burkle 22

Facilitated by Kelly Eisenbrand & Sulaiman Ahmad

REVISING & POLISHING

Tackle your final stages of writing by learning about effective ways to revise and proofread your work. Learn how to check for logical flow of information, coherence, and argumentation.

​Tuesday, March 27
​7:00 PM
Online Webinar

Facilitated by Ruth Kim

REVISING & POLISHING

Tackle your final stages of writing by learning about effective ways to revise and proofread your work. Learn how to check for logical flow of information, coherence, and argumentation.

​Thursday, March 29
11:00 AM
Burkle 26

Facilitated by Ruth Kim

preparing phd applications

This workshop is designed to help prospective applicants prepare their PhD applications. We will review organizational tactics, discuss funding strategies, and provide tips on writing those stellar writing samples, statements of purpose, CVs, etc.

Friday, April 27
9:00 AM
Burkle 26

Facilitated by Leila Logue


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