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General Writing Workshops

Spring 2020 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 Spring 2020:

How to Optimize Your Writing Lab Session
  • Date: Jan. 29
  • Audience: All
  • Content Level: N/A
  • Description: Whether you’re working on a quick-hit assignment, a seminar paper, and/or a much more complex writing project, this introductory workshop is geared toward helping you prepare to make the most out of each tutoring consultation. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop.
Composing a Video Résumé
  • Date: Feb. 5
  • Audience: Juniors, Seniors, & Graduate Students
  • Content Level: Advanced
  • Description: Many employers and organizations are requiring video résumés as part of a much larger application process. This workshop will help you learn about what to include, how to get started, and what the proper etiquette is for video résumés. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop.
Writing in "Plain Style"
  • Date: Feb. 19
  • Audience: Juniors & Seniors
  • Content Level: Beginner
  • Description: Preparing documentation—reports, processes & procedures, instructions, etc.? Join us at this workshop to learn techniques to help you stylize your writing so that non-academic audiences will understand what you mean the first time they read or hear it. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop.
How to Write a Teaching Philosophy
  • Date: Mar. 4
  • Audience: Graduate Students
  • Content Level: Intermediate
  • Description: Graduate students are invited to this workshop aimed at helping writers develop their own statements of teaching philosophy. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop.
Managing Feedback for Faculty & Graduate Writers
  • Date: Mar. 25
  • Audience: Faculty & Graduate Students
  • Content Level: Advanced
  • Description: Knowing what to do with feedback—whether from your advisor or from an editor—is challenging! We invite faculty and graduate students to this workshop to learn strategies for how to handle and what to do with writing feedback.
Citation Management
  • Date: Apr. 8
  • Audience: All
  • Content Level: Beginner
  • Description: Do you hate building out citations?! This workshop will help you learn how to use Zotero to manage citations during the research process; you’ll learn 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 use during the workshop. 
Composing Research Posters
  • Date: Apr. 15
  • Audience: Juniors & Seniors
  • Content Level: Intermediate
  • Description: Conferences and course seminars often require research poster submissions; this workshop will detail what to include and how to compose effective research posters. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop.

For more information, contact our Writing Lab Associate Director.

Tutoring Schedule & Locations

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


Main Location and Hours (Spring 2020)

Virtual Tutoring Only

Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

(Limited slots available for 6:00PM-9:00PM)

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM