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General Writing Workshops

Fall 2019 Workshops

The Writing Lab offers free workshops for all Purdue students, staff, and faculty to get hands-on practice with different aspects of writing in an interactive, small-group setting.

Please sign up in advance with our online scheduler. All workshops are held on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 pm in HEAV 220.

The following workshops will be offered during Summer 2019

Presentation Slides: Purpose, Design, & Accessibility
  • Date: Sep. 4
  • Audience: All
  • Description: Moving beyond recommendations for content, this workshop addresses how purpose, design, and accessibility concerns factor into the  composition of presentation slides. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to the workshop.
Genre Analysis Part 1: Logistics
  • Date: Sep. 18
  • Audience: Graduate Students
  • Description: This workshop will cover the basics of genre analysis, including, but not limited to: how to get started, what the benefits/advantages are, and how to apply it to unfamiliar writing. Audience members are encouraged to bring  computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to the workshop.
Tailoring Your Résumé for a Job Application
  • Date: Oct. 2
  • Audience: All
  • Description: Is there a specific job that you’ve been wanting to apply for? This workshop will help you tailor your résumé to meet that goal. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to the workshop.
Citation Management
  • Date: Oct. 16
  • Audience: All
  • Description: Do you hate writing citations? This workshop will help you learn about some different tools available to manage citations during the research process, and show you how to integrate that software with Google Docs and Microsoft Word. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to the workshop.
Genre Analysis Part 2: Articles & Lit. Reviews
  • Date: Oct. 30
  • Audience: Graduate Students
  • Description: This genre analysis workshop builds on Part 1 by moving from beginning to advanced content topics. Audience members will learn how genre analysis works for articles and literature reviews, and they are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to the workshop.
Research Poster
  • Date: Nov. 6
  • Audience: First-years and Sophomores
  • Description: Many classes require research posters as a main project deliverable. This workshop will cover the basics of what to include, how to print, and what design aesthetics to consider for research posters. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to the workshop.
Genre Analysis Part 3: Theses & Dissertations
  • Date: Nov. 20
  • Audience: Graduate Students
  • Description: In this workshop, the final component of the Genre Analysis series, presentation materials will scaffold from previous workshops to culminate in a discussion about genres surrounding thesis and dissertation writing. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to the workshop

For more information, contact our Writing Lab Associate Director.

Tutoring Schedule & Locations

Visit us in Heavilon Hall 226, Purdue University, West Lafayette campus.

Schedule a tutoring appointment at any location with our online scheduler.

Please note: If you have issues logging in, please call the Writing Center for assistance scheduling your appointment

Phone: 765-494-3723

Fall 2019 Hours
Heavilon 226
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Satellite Locations and Hours

Fall 2019

Hicks Undergraduate Library
Tuesday - Thursday: 2:00 - 4:30 PM

HSSE Library - Collaborative Study Center (CSC)
Monday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Asian American and Asian Resource and Culture Center (AAARCC)
Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Appointments required at all locations.