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General Writing Workshops

Spring 2021 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.

Workshops are from 1:30-2:30 PM, via Zoom, on the dates below. To sign up, use the Virtual Group Programs tab in MyWCO using the online scheduler. You will receive the Zoom link, via email, 30 minutes prior to the workshop.

Spring 2021 Virtual Workshop Schedule 

Writing Publication Abstracts and Conference Proposals

  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 10
  • Description:Planning to submit your work to a conference or academic journal? Attend this workshop to learn how to get started.

Writing Thesis and Dissertation Proposals

  • Date: Tuesday, Feb. 23 
  • Description:Working on a graduate thesis or dissertation proposal? This workshop provides strategies for drafting, revising, and navigating discipline-specific requirements.
Improving Resumes and CVs
  • Date: Wednesday, Mar. 10 
  • Description: Applying for an on-campus or off-campus job? Need help getting started or updating your resume or CV? Join us for advice and support.
Improving Cover Letters 
  • Date: Tuesday, Mar. 23
  • Description: Whether you're applying to a job/internship or crafting your cover letter for future opportunities, we would love to support you as you start, draft, and/or revise.
Integrating Sources for Research Focused projects
  • Date: Wednesday, Apr. 7
  • Description: This workshop is aimed at helping you integrate outside sources into your course writing assignments, scholarly publications, or other research-focused documents.
Strategies for Self-revision and Self-editing
  • Date: Tuesday, Apr. 20 
  • Description: Join us to learn strategies for revising and editing your academic, professional, and personal writing.

For more information, contact our Writing Lab Associate Director.

Past Workshop Videos


Tutoring Schedule & Locations

Schedule a tutoring appointment at any location or register for our group programs with our online scheduler.

Please note: If you have issues logging in, please call the Writing Lab for assistance scheduling your appointment. We've prepared a helpful guide to using our online scheduler, WCO, for the first time.

Virtual Hours (Spring 2021)

Monday-Friday 9:00am - 9:00pm

Limited face-to-face consultations available by appointment. Please check WCO for availability.

Contact us

Phone: (765) 494-3723
Fax: (765) 494-3780

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