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Upcoming Workshops

To register for these workshops, click on the date for your desired workshop(s), which will take you to the workshop’s Eventbrite page. You will receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite once you register. All workshops are held in the SLU Writing Center.

How to Manage your Online Identity

Today, more than ever, we live in an online world. Join this workshop to learn how to build a social media presence that you’re proud of, and that helps advance your professional and academic goals.

  • Wednesday, 1/27  6pm-7:30pm


How to Write Like You Never Left School

Has it been awhile since you wrote an academic paper? This workshop will provide an overview of key modes and activities of academic writing. We’ll introduce strategies for getting started and moving forward with an assignment, highlighting processes and resources to support your writing.

  • Friday, 2/5


How to Write Response Papers

The response paper is one of the most common assignments at SLU. In this workshop, we’ll learn about the elements of good response papers by looking closely at a student model and introduce strategies for response paper success.

  • Saturday, 2/6   12:15pm-1:30pm


How to Develop a Capstone Research Question

This workshop aims to help students develop both a Capstone research question and a clear, step by step plan for answering it. The workshop is open to any writer who has begun to think about a Capstone project, whether enrolled in a Capstone course or not. Please note that the workshop will focus on quantitative approaches.

  • Saturday, 2/6  12:15pm-1:30pm


How to Use the Databases

Searching the databases is a fundamental skill for academic research. In this workshop, our SLU librarian will share tips for successful searches.

  • Tuesday, 2/9


How to Write Like You Never Left School

Has it been awhile since you wrote an academic paper? This workshop will provide an overview of key modes and activities of academic writing. We’ll introduce strategies for getting started and moving forward with an assignment, highlighting processes and resources to support your writing.

  • Wednesday, 2/10


How to Use the Library

In this workshop, SLU’s librarian and our IT Team will walk students through the basics of accessing library resources online. There will be plenty of time for questions.

  • Wednesday, 2/17


How to Write a Literature Review I: Research

This workshop will introduce key skills for the first stages of writing a literature review, including identifying areas of focus and finding quality sources. Participants will have the opportunity to practice these skills in the workshop.

  • Saturday, 2/20   12:15pm-1:30pm


How to Read with Confidence

Good writing stems from good reading. In this workshop, we’ll talk about techniques that can help you get more out of your reading, save you time and lead to better writing.

  • Friday, 2/26


How to Use the Databases 

Searching the databases is a fundamental skill for academic research. In this workshop, our SLU librarian will share tips for successful searches.

  • Saturday, 2/27


How to Write a Literature Review II: Writing

This workshop will introduce participants to strategies for writing a literature review through reading and discussing a model literature review.

  • Saturday, 3/6


How to Use Zotero

Zotero is a program that helps researchers keep track of citations. This workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals for this time-saving tool.

  • Monday, 3/8


How to Write Clear Sentences 

Sentences are the building blocks of good writing. In this workshop, we’ll review some common issues that can make sentences confusing and share tips for writing clear ones.

  • Friday, 3/12


How to Synthesize

Synthesis is a skill that’s critical for writing research papers, literature reviews, and capstones, and-even response papers on more than one article. Writers use synthesis in any assignment where they are asked to bring together more than two sources. In this workshop, participants will learn this fundamental skill through practice, moving from identifying patterns in two texts to drafting writing that makes connections between them.

  • Saturday, 3/2