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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.

Fall 2017

Public Speaking for Conferences

Need a captive audience, so you can practice giving your conference or class presentation? In this workshop, we'll give you specific, constructive feedback about everything from argument and strategy to pitch and posture. Bring your Powerpoint decks, notecards, or the willingness to improvise! Topics will include: literacy narratives; obnoxious Powerpoint errors; pitch and posture; summarizing and simplifying evidence effectively.

Wednesday, September 27
1:00 PM
Burkle 26

Facilitated by Kelly Eisenbrand & Sulaiman Ahmad

Writing IRB Proposals

Are you conducting research with human participants this semester? Are you concerned about IRB forms and approval processes? Come to this workshop to get the info you need to write your IRB proposals efficiently!

This workshop will cover writing skills, audience considerations, how to include required information, and other tips for completing an IRB proposal.

Thursday, September 28
4:00 PM
ACB 119

Facilitated by Brittany Merson & Sumana Sri

How to Read in Graduate School

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).

Thursday, September 28
4:00 PM
ACB 214

Facilitated by Megan Gallagher & Lauren Morrison

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!

Monday, October 2
11:00 AM
McManus 35

Facilitated by Jung-Hsien Lin & Lauren Morrison

Mastering Grammar

Looking to improve the clarity and flow of your sentences? This workshop is designed to help students with their sentence level writing. We will cover a variety of topics related to grammar, punctuation, and usage.

Monday, October 23
5:00 PM
Stauffer 106

Facilitated by Mark Rinella

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. 

Tuesday, October 24
1:00 PM
McManus 35

Facilitated by Rocío Mendoza

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. 

Tuesday, October 24
6:00 PM
Online Webinar

Facilitated by Rocío Mendoza & Ruth Kim

Preparing PhD Applications

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

Friday, October 27
9:00 AM
Stauffer 106

Facilitated by Leila Logue

Submitting to Conferences & Journals: From Paper to Presentation to Publication

In this webinar, we will outline a set of tips and tools to help you rework your academic papers into effective conference presentations and successful journal submissions. Even if you don't have a paper ready, this workshop is for you! By looking at published articles, submission guidelines, calls for conference papers, and academic presentations, we will demystify the process by which a humble term paper can turn into a line (or two!) on your CV.

Wednesday, November 8
11:00 AM
Online Webinar

Facilitated by Troy Mikanovich

Writing IRB Proposals

Are you conducting research with human participants this semester? Are you concerned about IRB forms and approval processes? Come to this workshop to get the info you need to write your IRB proposals efficiently!

This workshop will cover writing skills, audience considerations, how to include required information, and other tips for completing an IRB proposal.

Thursday, November 9
4:00 PM
Online Webinar

Facilitated by Brittany Merson & Sumana Sri

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, November 9
4:00 PM
Blaisdell 7

Facilitated by Francesca Gacho & Lauren Morrison
 

 


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