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Writing in Graduate School: Back to Basics

From developing essays, to using source material, to understanding the sometimes mysterious conventions of academic discourse, this workshop offers participants tools to become competent graduate-level writers and scholars.

Register for Thursday, September 10 (Fall I)
or
Register for Wednesday, November 4 (Fall II)

 
APA: A Primer

Many courses at Penn State Great Valley require use of American Psychological Association (APA) editorial style. This mini-workshop surveys APA style guidelines and formatting rules.

Register for Wednesday, September 16 (Fall I)
or
Register for Thursday, November 5 (Fall II)


Clear, Coherent, Concise: Five Strategies for Writing with Style
 
A readable writing style depends less on talent and more on careful crafting of sentences. This workshop presents five sentence-writing techniques to transform weak, wordy writing that stumbles into precise, powerful prose that flows.

Register for Thursday, September 17
or
Register for Wednesday, November 11

Presentation Design and Delivery
New for Fall II
  This workshop will present simple strategies for developing and delivering oral presentations that inform, engage, and persuade.

Register for Thursday, November 12

All events take place from 5:00 until 5:55 p.m. Registration is free and refreshments are provided. For more information, contact Writing Specialist Erica Vinskie at GVWritingCenter@psu.edu.