Writing Across the Curriculum

Spring 2020 Writing Across the Curriculum Workshops
 

The Rutgers-Newark Writing Across the Curriculum program is pleased to continue our series of workshops this semester for students enrolled in Writing Intensive courses. The workshops will be led by John Aveni and will focus on the basics of critical reading, writing, and research. No registration is required.

All sessions will be held during free period on select Wednesdays (2:30 - 4:00 pm) in Hill 126.


Session 1: The Writing Assignment
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Hill 126
A successful semester in a writing intensive class starts with understanding the quality and quantity of writing expected of the student.  This session will focus on strategies for understanding writing assignments, planning the evidence-gathering and drafting process, and using the university’s various resources to tackle these assignments successfully.

 Session 2: Locating Sources
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Hill 126
This session will focus on location of sources and strategies for proper citation and attribution in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. A Dana library reference librarian will co-teach this session.

Session 3: Analysis
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Hill 126
This session will focus on selection and presentation of evidence, establishment of your own voice, and strategies for connective analysis of secondary and primary sources. We will also discuss the difference between summary and analysis, and the different kinds of summary that contribute to analysis.

Session 4: Organizing Your Essay
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Hill 126
This workshop will focus on writing a paper as a process of presenting evidence, organizing body paragraphs, drafting, and revising. Emphasis will be placed on strategies for revision and drafting to improve the paper's overall cohesion, both within and between paragraphs..

Session 5: Turning in a Polished Essay
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Hill 126

At the conclusion of the drafting and revision process, it is necessary to pay close attention to the overall polish of an essay before submitting a final draft.  This workshop will assist you in identifying and correcting common grammatical errors in order to continue to address individualized patterns of error. It will also address the importance of sentence style, syntax, word choice, clarity, use of academic language, final revision of the thesis statement, and attention to paragraph focus and paragraph flow.