Author Archives: Michael Robinson

Helping Students Learn to Organize Their Writing

This week offers the second installment of one-hour workshops on the WC learning objectives with “Ways to Organize Your Writing.” Many students struggle when they’re asked to go beyond the five-paragraph essay structure. We know that they’ll need strategies for the range of kinds of writing that they’ll need to do, and this workshop is designed to give them some of those strategies.

So please encourage your students to try out  the free workshops on Tuesday (at 3:30) and Wednesday (at 3) in Dunn 203, or stop by yourself.

In next few weeks, we’ll discuss evidence and support, audience, and sentence-level editing. So if you want some new tools to help you with your writing at Simpson and beyond, drop by.

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Written Communication Workshops Begin

The first of a series of workshops on the WC learning objectives begins Tuesday, Sept. 27, with a workshop on creating strong thesis statements. Titled “Mapping the Journey,” the workshop will take place in Dunn 203 from 3:30 to 4:30, and will be repeated on Wednesday in the same location from 3 to 4 p.m. Michael Robinson, director of Writing Across the Curriculum, will lead each session.

Workshops on the other four learning objectives–logical organization, support and evidence, audience, and line editing–will take place at the same times and location on Tuesday and Wednesday during each of the next four weeks. The workshops are open to students, faculty, or staff–anyone who would like to attend. Come ready to write.

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