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Workshops

The NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center offers workshops for students and faculty designed to improve their writing and introduce them to innovative pedagogies and technologies. Workshops are usually held once a week in the fall and winter (although your department, employee, or student group can also request a custom workshop to meet your specific needs at any time during the year, including summer). The schedule will be posted each semester prior to the semester start. Descriptions of workshops and registration links are in the dropdowns below. 

 

You might also be interested in our WCC Weekly Write-Ins, where faculty, graduate, and professional students can come together for dedicated time to focus on writing your dissertation, research, grants, or other projects.

Perfect your writing! Join other graduate and professional students in-person in the WCC (Rm. 430 in the Alvin Sherman Library) or online via GoToTraining.

If you want to attend in-person or virtually using GoToTraining, simply click the link next to the session description below and enter your information. (Once registered, you will receive reminders and an email with the link to login to the session.)

*BYOD! The WCC encourages all visitors to bring their laptops, tablets, or mobile devices with them to use during workshops.

 THee are the workshops offered in Winter 2019. New workshop info for fall 2019 will be posted before the fall semester begins.

  • Manage Your Time
    Learn best practices for setting goals, managing time, starting writing projects, and dealing with roadblocks (like procrastination and writer’s block).

  • Stay Organized
    Keep track of your research with high and low-tech resources and tips for organizing sources throughout the writing process.

  • Perfect Your Lit Review
    Understand the importance of a literature review and learn tips for reading, summarizing, and synthesizing sources in your writing.

  • Excel at APA
    Format your research with ease with a basic APA overview & answers to your biggest APA questions.

  • Finetune your Writing
    Improve the clarity of your writing with editing and proofreading tips to use on your own and others’ work. 

Join us this winter on Wednesdays from 12-1 pm in the WCC (Rm. 430 in the Alvin Sherman Library) or online via GoToTraining for workshops designed to meet the needs of faculty interested in expanding or improving the use of writing in their classes to help students learn more effectively

Whether you want to attend virtually or in-person, simply click the link next to the session description below and enter your information. (Once registered, you will receive reminders and an email with the link to login to the session, as well as access to follow-up materials and an online survey following the workshop.)

*BYOD! The WCC encourages all visitors to bring their laptops, tablets, or mobile devices with them to use during workshops.

We would be happy to develop a custom workshop or run a past workshop just for your department or college. If you have any questions about WCC faculty workshops, contact Dr. Eric Mason at ericmaso@nova.edu.

Winter 2019 Faculty Workshops

The Writing and Communication Center can create customized writing workshops for department and programs, as well as for student, faculty and employee groups on campus. If you are interested in such a workshop, please send an email to wcc@nova.edu with the following information:

  • Your Name and Contact Information

  • Group requesting the workshop

  • Type of skill or content you'd like to see covered

We will get back to you to develop a plan and identify a time for the workshop you requested.

Recordings or online versions of the following workshops are available below:

Winter 2018 Faculty Workshops

  • Responding to Student Writing Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the feedback you give to students on written projects | Juliette Kitchens, Ph.D. and Star Vanguri, Ph.D.
    • "The 5Ws of Effective Response" (ppsx)
    • "Responding with Rubrics" (ppsx)
  • Assigning Oral Presentations
    Learn how to design oral presentation assignments that best meet the goals of your course | Stephen Andon, Ph.D.
  • Facilitating Peer Review
    Discover best practices for having students read and respond to their peers’ written work | Kevin Dvorak, Ph.D.
  • Creating Multimodal Assignments
    Learn how to design assignments that encourage students to go beyond the written word (through images, audio, and other media) | Eric Mason, Ph.D.
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