Fall 2015 Writing Workshop Series


Want to work on any segment of your writing? Check out the variety of upcoming workshops designed to help students on all aspects of their writing.

Selecting a Research Topic and Developing a Research Question

Students will learn how to select a workable topic for their research paper and the initial steps to starting an effective research paper.
October 12, 12:00 p.m

Drafting the Research Paper

Using a project they are currently drafting, students will practice developing a thesis, outlining the project, and revisiting their preliminary research.

  • October 20, 1:00 p.m.
  • November 6, 10:00 a.m.
  • November 19, 1:00 p.m.

Revising the Research Paper

This workshop will discuss the role of revision in research writing and introduce students to strategies to assist with effective revision. Students will practice these strategies in their own project.

  • October 28 2:00 p.m.
  • November 12 1:00 p.m.
  • November 30 10:00 a.m.

The Final Touches (grammar, editing, proofreading)

Students in this workshop will work to understand the importance of grammar as an empowering tool (not just a boring set of inflexible rules), learn new and immediately applicable techniques for proofreading their own work, and will think carefully about the importance of the words they use.

  • October 29, 2:00 p.m.
  • November 17, 10:00 a.m.
  • December 2, 5:00 p.m.

Writing Reflection

Students will learn typical strategies for writing reflection for college level classes, learn some specific language typical of written reflection, and practice writing reflection in order to better address their assigned reflective college writing assignments.

  • October 7, 11:00 a.m.
  • October 27, 6:00 p.m.
  • November 17, 6:00 p.m.
  • November 30, 4:00 p.m.

Writing with Style

Students will learn how to make their written college work stand out by utilizing style with titles, transitions, and punctuation. Style can be a way for students to find a clearer way to connect the ideas in their writing through adopting some common transitions, to better “market” their writing with effective titles, and to make their writing “pop” with effective use of punctuation to help express their ideas.

  • October 6, 6:00 p.m.
  • October 21, 11:00 a.m.
  • November 4, 6:00 p.m.

MLA Basics

Students will learn how to construct an essay or research paper according to MLA guidelines, how to develop a Works Cited page, and how to cite sources within their text. Students will practice these skills throughout the workshop and apply them to their own writing projects.

  • October 6, 11:00 a.m.
  • October 21, 1:00 p.m.
  • November 5, 1:00 p.m.

APA Basics

Students will learn how to format an essay or research project according to APA guidelines, how to create a title page with running head, how to develop a Reference page, and how to cite sources within their text. Students will practice these skills throughout the workshop and apply them to their own writing projects.

  • October 14, 11:00 a.m.
  • October 27, 11:00 a.m.
  • November 13, 12:00 p.m.

Have any questions?

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About UC Blue Ash College

UC Blue Ash College is a regional college within the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to a nationally recognized UC education in nearly 50 degrees and certificates, as well as tuition that is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio.

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