Writing Workshop Series

ISSS is pleased to partner with the Writing Center on a series of writing workshops exclusive to international students!

Emailing Netiquette: Academic and Professional Communication

Friday, September 6, 2019 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Writing Center, Clark Hall Rm. 124

All emails are not created equal. An email to an employer or faculty member should be written in a different style and tone than one to a friend. You want to get it right the first time! This workshop will teach you all about professional and academic emails and appropriate "net etiquette." 




Unblurring the lines: When Plagiarism Ends and Paraphrasing Begins

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Writing Center, Clark Hall Rm. 124

Paraphrasing is an important but tricky skill to master. When does something stop being plagiarism and start being paraphrasing? This workshop provides a range of examples for participants to spot the difference and practice paraphrasing a variety of texts, including materials from STEM and social sciences.





PowerPoint like a Pro: Making Slides and Data Visualizations that Don’t Suck

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 3:00-4:00 p.m. | Writing Center, Clark Hall Rm. 124

Slides and data visualizations can make or break your presentation. This workshop is meant to teach design principles and introduce online tools for non-designers. Before and after examples will be used to showcase how to use color schemes and white space, to contrast elements, and to communicate main ideas effectively. Students should bring their own laptops for the slide redesigning.