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CAPC Workshops

We offer free workshops on relevant topics for undergraduate and graduate students, including seminars on procrastination, the writing process, oral presentation skills, and ESL topics. We also offer week-long dissertation camps each summer for doctoral students.

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Writing an Abstract (for HUMA & SoSci) February 2020

Tuesday, February, 25, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm

This workshop is designed for graduate students who want help with writing an abstract for conference presentations/papers as well as journal articles. We will look at samples of successful abstracts, discuss the anatomy of a scholarly abstract, and learn how to use specific and targeted language. Participants also will have the opportunity to write and get feedback on their own abstract. Limited to 12 participants.

Instructor: Vasudha Bharadwaj

Saying It and Slaying It: Stylish Academic Prose - March 2020

Monday, March, 02, 2020, 5:00-6:30 pm

Is your prose sluggish? Abstract? Vague? Just plain boring? Are you looking to engage your readers without sacrificing accuracy or clarity? Do you want to build confidence in your writing? Then this is the workshop for you. This workshop focuses on style — the subjective choices in form, tone, rhythm, and voicing that fundamentally affect the authority, poise, and effectiveness of a written work. Limited to 15 participants.

Instructor: Mark Celeste

Undergraduate Writing Clinic - March 2020

Tuesday, March, 10, 2020, 5:00-6:30 pm

How do you get started on a tough assignment? How do you move from a general topic to a specific argument? How do you contextualize that argument in a way that makes it matter to your readers? How do you organize claims and sequence your paragraphs? How do you conclude an argument without sounding redundant? How do you make it all flow? How do you revise things to make it even better?

This writing clinic is designed to increase your ability to make a compelling argument in the most effective way. Join us for any or all of the topics to learn useful strategies for navigating the conventions of academic writing.

Instructor: Andrew Klein

Managing Writer’s Block - Graduate Students Spring 2020

Thursday, March, 12, 2020, 10:00-11:30 am

This workshop aims to undo the myth of “writer’s block.”  We will start with a discussion of why that blinking cursor or that blank page can be the biggest obstacle to our progress.  Then, through a series of activities, we will develop some strategies for overcoming “writer’s block” that can help students produce their best work without the constant stress of looming deadlines.

Instructor: Brittany Henry

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