Workshops for Students

Fall 2022 Workshops

URP Grant Applications Workshop
Tuesday, September 20, 4:30-5:30pm, Belk Library 102Register
This workshop is for students working on an application for a grant, fellowship, or conference proposal, especially URP endowed grants. Come prepared to work and share! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of the Writing Center.

NCUR 2023 Travel Grant Applications 
Tuesday, October 18, 4:30-5:30pm, Belk Library 102 Register
This workshop is for students working on an application to present at NCUR, but anyone working on a grant, fellowship, or conference proposal is welcome. Come prepared to work and share! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of the Writing Center.

SURE 2023 Grant Applications Workshop
Thursday, November 17, and Tuesday, November 29 4:30-5:30pm – KLC/Belk Library 125 – Register
This workshop is for students submitting an application for SURE 2023. Come prepared to work and share! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of the Writing Center.

Other Events

National Day on Writing: Campus-wide celebration of writing, October 20.  More details to follow!

More information available on the Writing Center website

Spring 2022 Workshops

“Design and Revise your NCUR Poster”
Tuesday, March 29, 4:30-5:30pm – Belk Library/KLC 125 – Register

Co-sponsored with Undergraduate Research Program
Complete, revise, or polish your research poster for NCUR at this hands-on workshop. Come to this workshop ready to get some feedback and revise! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of The Writing Center, and WC Consultants. Workshop will be in-person, subject to COVID protocols.

“Design and Revise your SURF Poster”
Tuesday, April 19 at 4:30-5:30pm – Belk Library/KLC 125 – Register

Co-sponsored with Undergraduate Research Program
Complete, revise, or polish your research poster for SURF at this hands-on workshop. Come to this workshop ready to get some feedback and revise! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of The Writing Center, and WC Consultants. Workshop will be in-person, subject to COVID protocols.

Special Event

Crunch Time: Snack and Study Sundays
Cosponsored with Learning Assistance and Belk Library
*You bring your study materials, and we’ll bring the snacks! This is a space and time for you to work on any assignments while enjoying a study break with snacks. Student consultants and staff will be available to answer questions or provide feedback.
*May 8, 6-9pm, KLC/Belk 127

PAST EVENTS

“Write and Revise your SURF Abstract”
Tuesday, March 1, 4:30-5:30pm — Belk Library/KLC 125 – Register
Co-sponsored with Undergraduate Research Program
At this hands-on workshop, learn tips to improve the clarity of your SURF abstract and get feedback on your draft. Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of The Writing Center, and WC Consultants. Workshop will be in-person, subject to COVID protocols.

Valentine’s Day Card Writing
*Write an appreciation note to someone you care about. Card stock, pens, and stickers will be available at a self-service card-writing station. WC Consultants will be available to help you craft the perfect love note.
Where? The Writing Center in Belk Library
When? Monday, February 14, noon-6pm

Crunch Time: Snack and Study Sundays
Cosponsored with Learning Assistance and Belk Library
*You bring your study materials, and we’ll bring the snacks! This is a space and time for you to work on any assignments while enjoying a study break with snacks. Student consultants and staff will be available to answer questions or provide feedback.
*March 6, 6-9pm, KLC/Belk 127

Fall 2021 Workshops

SURE 2022 Grant Application
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 4:30-5:30pm in KLC/Belk Library, Room 125.  Register
This workshop is geared towards students submitting an application for SURE 2022. Come prepared to work and share! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of the Writing Center.

PAST:

“URP Grant Application”
Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 4:30-5:30pm in KLC/Belk Library, Room 125.
This workshop is geared towards students working on an application for a grant, fellowship, or conference proposal, especially URP endowed grants. Come prepared to work and share! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of the Writing Center.

“NCUR 2022 Travel Grant”
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 4:30-5:30pm in KLC/Belk Library, Room 125.  Register
This workshop is geared towards students working on an application to present at NCUR, but anyone working on a grant, fellowship, or conference proposal is welcome. Come prepared to work and share! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of the Writing Center.

Spring 2021 Workshops

Poster Design Workshops Co-sponsored with Undergraduate Research Program

“Getting Started on your NCUR/SURF Poster”
Thursday, March 18 at 4:15-5:30pm, KLC/Belk 230
. Register
This workshop is for students preparing a digital poster for either NCUR or SURF and who wish to get started. Bring your notes and your laptop; leave with an outline and a plan! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of The Writing Center.

“Polish your NCUR Poster”
Thursday, March 25 at 4:15-5:15pm – KLC/Belk 125. Register
Need time to finish-up your digital research poster for NCUR? Want some expert feedback on layout and wording? Bring your digital draft and come ready to get some feedback and revise! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of The Writing Center, and WC Consultants. Workshop will be offered in a hybrid format.

Collaborating with Peers – Tuesday, March 30, 4:30pm EST, Moseley 217 or online via Zoom
Do group projects fill you with dread? Do you like doing homework with your peers but never get enough work done? In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to get the most out of formal and informal group work. Join staff from Learning Assistance and The Writing Center in-person in Moseley 217 or online via Zoom–a Zoom link will be sent out to those who register using this link: https://forms.gle/xPGpuj83HkMoWKhA6.

“Polish your SURF Poster”
Thursday, April 8 at 4:15-5:15pm – KLC/Belk 125. Register
Need time to finish-up your digital research poster for SURF? Want some expert feedback on layout and wording? Bring your digital draft and come ready to get some feedback and revise! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of The Writing Center, and WC Consultants. Workshop will be offered in a hybrid format.

Ready & Resilient: Preparing for Final Exams – April 29, 4:15pm via Zoom (register to receive link)
Do you have questions about how to prepare for final exams? Are you overwhelmed thinking about how you will prepare for the different formats of finals? This interactive workshop, led by student staff from Learning Assistance and The Writing Center, aims to answer your questions and provide strategies to prepare for finals week.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/X6TNX2Q9ds1G2Yi76

Pencils Down: Preparing to Excel on Timed Exams – May 4, 4:15pm via Zoom (register to receive link)
Join staff from The Writing Center and Learning Assistance as we discuss tips for how to study and prepare for timed exams or writing assignments. You’ll leave with concrete strategies to help you excel!
Link for registration: https://forms.gle/SK4UhhczwpJs8GGb7

Check The Writing Center’s website and the URP’s website for updated information.

Fall 2020 Workshops

The Writer’s Cafe: All students are welcome to attend the weekly Writer’s Cafe. Drop-in anytime, share writing goals, and get some writing done! Zoom link to join Writer’s Cafe.

Polish Your Endowed Grant Application Feedback Session/co-sponsored with URP, Monday, September 21, 4:30-5:30pm Virtual (link sent to those who RSVP by noon on 9/21) – Register
This workshop is geared towards students working on an application for a grant, fellowship, or conference proposal, especially URP endowed grants. Come prepared to work and share! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of the Writing Center.

Joint Writing Center-Learning Assistance Workshop: Pencils Down: Preparing to Excel on Timed Exams – Tuesday, September 22, 4:15-5:15 via Zoom – Register
Join staff from the Writing Center and Learning Assistance as we discuss tips for how to study and prepare for timed exams or writing assignments. You’ll leave with concrete strategies to help you excel!

Polish Your NCUR Abstract Writing and Feedback Workshop/ co-sponsored with URP – Monday, November 23, 4:15-5:15pm Online – Register
This workshop is geared towards students working on a research abstract for NCUR, but anyone working on a grant, fellowship, or conference proposal is welcome. Come prepared to work and share! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of the Writing Center.

Polish Your SURE Application workshop/ co-sponsored with URP – Tuesday, December 1, 4:15-5:15pm Online – Register
This workshop is geared towards students submitting an application for SURE 2021. Come prepared to work and share! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of the Writing Center

PAST:

Joint Writing Center-Learning Assistance Workshop, “No Time Left Behind: Improving Time Management – Thursday, August 27, 4:15-5:15pm, via Zoom – Register in advance
Join staff from the Writing Center and Learning Assistance as we discuss tips for how to juggle multiple course assignments and deadlines. You’ll leave with concrete strategies for managing your time!

Workshops and Boot Camps for SURE Students Summer 2020

All workshops are led by Dr. Julia Bleakney and will be online. Instructional videos will be emailed to SURE participants.

Connecting the Dots: Writing Your Research Story (asynchronous video and synchronous feedback)- Register by June 22 to receive information about the feedback session on June 24, 4-6pm

Writing Center Poster Workshop (asynchronous video and synchronous feedback)-Register by July 6 to receive information about the feedback sessions between July 8-10, 4-6pm

Elevator Speech Workshop (synchronous workshop)- July 20, 4-5:30pm via WebEx – Register

SPRING 2020 Workshops

NCUR Poster Prep Workshop, Tuesday, March 10, 4:15-5:30pm, Belk 102, Register
All students planning to attend NCUR are welcome to attend this workshop.  Learn how to arrange and design your poster and revise your content to be clear, concise, and compelling.  This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your poster draft or ideas and be prepared to share and get feedback.  Led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of The Writing Center, and a Writing Center Consultant.  Cosponsored with the Undergraduate Research Program.

SURF Poster Prep Workshop, Tuesday, April 21, 4:15-5:30pm, Belk 102, Register
All students planning to present a poster at SURF are welcome to attend this workshop.  Learn how to arrange and design your poster and revise your content to be clear, concise, and compelling.  This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your poster draft or ideas and be prepared to share and get feedback.  Led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of The Writing Center, and a Writing Center Consultant.  Cosponsored with the Undergraduate Research Program.

FALL 2019 Workshops

Polish Your Endowed Grant Application Feedback Session/co-sponsored with URP – September 26, Belk 102 (4:15-5:30pm) Register

This workshop is geared towards students working on an application for a grant, fellowship, or conference proposal, especially URP endowed grants. Come prepared to work and share! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of the Writing Center.

Polish Your NCUR Abstract Feedback Session/co-sponsored with URP – December 3, KLC 125 (4:15-5:30pm) Register

This workshop is geared towards students working on a research abstract for NCUR, but anyone working on a grant, fellowship, or conference proposal is welcome. Come prepared to work and share! Workshop led by Dr. Julia Bleakney, Director of the Writing Center.

Workshops and Boot Camps for SURE Students Summer 2019

All workshops are led by Dr. Julia Bleakney and will be in KLC 125

Student Writing Boot Camp – June 19, 3-5pm Register

Connecting the Dots:  Writing Your Research Story – June 26, 5-6pm Register

Student Writing Boot Camp – June 27, 3-5pm Register

Writing Center Poster Workshop – July 10, 5-6pm Register

Writing Center Poster Workshop – July 11, 4-5pm Register