Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Intensive Courses by Semester

Summer 2020 Writing Intensive Courses

Fall 2020 Writing Intensive Courses

Spring 2021 Writing Intensive Courses

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WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM WORKSHOPS - FALL 2020

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. These are optional sessions. Our Fall WAC workshops will be held during the dates and times listed below, using Blackboard's online Collaborate Ultra tool. To use this tool, you will need to log in to the Fall 2020 Writing Across the Curriculum organization in blackboard and navigate to Tools, then Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. The main course room will be locked, so you'll need to locate the session for the specific date and time we're meeting, and click to enter. The sessions will be available starting 10 minutes before the workshop begins.

SESSION 1: THE WRITING ASSIGNMENT, Wednesday, September 23, 2020
2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.                       
Blackboard.rutgers.edu
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, October 7, 2020
2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.                   
Blackboard.rutgers.edu
This session will focus on location and 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, October 21, 2020
2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.                 
Blackboard.rutgers.edu
This session will focus 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, November 4, 2020
2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.                 
Blackboard.rutgers.edu
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, November 18, 2020
2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.                 
Blackboard.rutgers.edu
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.