Integrated Academic Literacies:
Research & Writing Workshop Series
Offered through the Learning Commons and co-sponsored by the Research-Writing Studio and Writing Instruction Support - this quarterly workshop series is offered to faculty teaching WWU writing courses (those designated as Writing Proficiency or GUR Communication Block C). Writing course faculty may choose one or more of the following workshops for their students and should plan to participate in the sessions, along with the Libraries/Learning Commons facilitator, and a Research-Writing Studio Assistant. These strategy-based workshops address key dimensions of doing research-based writing and span critical junctures in the inquiry-composing process:
Getting Started workshop (offered Sept 28-Oct 23)
Students will gain and practice strategies for analyzing assignments, developing a topic, framing an inquiry question, and initiating a search for relevant sources.
Finding & Using Sources workshop (offered Oct 19-Nov 13)
Students will gain and practice strategies for choosing and using the most appropriate sources by mapping them around a central inquiry question and related sub-questions with rhetorical purpose.
Revising & Editing workshop (offered Nov 9-Dec 4)
Students will gain and practice revision strategies for developing and organizing ideas, as well as proofreading strategies for making appropriate stylistic choices and following appropriate conventions including those for documenting sources.
If you have any questions about these workshops or would like to know if they would be a good fit for your course, please email LearningCommons@wwu.edu before completing this form.