Faculty and Staff Workshops

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“How to Write a Memorable Profile: Being Intentional about Organization, Vocabulary, and Quotes”

Date: Thursday, February 18th (12-1 p.m.)

Register: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_296v12sQUWR3qQe

By the end of the “Memorable Profile” workshop, you will be ready to do the following:

  • design interview questions that produce rich content
  • identify the best patterns of information to plug into each section of the profile
  • select quotes that support the profile’s theme well
  • choose vocabulary that creates a vivid narrative that claims your readers’ attention

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“Grammar Crime Workshop #1: How to Avoid Committing Run-ons and Comma Splices”

Date: Thursday, March 4th (12-1 p.m.)

Register: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6s3DEas5fPxSDps

By the end of the “Grammar Crimes #1” workshop, you will be ready to do the following:

  • identify sentence boundaries
  • apply the five-way fix to correcting run-ons and comma splices
  • use methods that vary sentence structure for improved readability

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“Reforming the Word Hoarder Within: Key Strategies to Becoming a Concise Writer”

Date: Friday, April 9th (12-1 p.m.)

Register: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1BQLnowyar1Pgd8

By the end of the “Concise Writing” workshop, you will be ready to do the following:

  • rid yourself of excessive and empty expressions
  • utilize vocabulary that leaves a lasting impression on readers
  • apply various techniques to pare down unnecessary sentence elements and improve the flow of your ideas  

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“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Rhythm in Sentence Structure: Improving Readability for your Audience”

Date: Thursday, May 6th (12-1 p.m.)

Register: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cCNiJpiX1MKmDae

By the end of the “Sentence Variation” workshop, you will be ready to do the following:

  • identify the difference between sentence rhythm that puts readers to sleep versus a rhythm that inspires readers to read on
  • employ techniques to stir the sentence pot of your piece so that your writing sounds like a Led Zeppelin masterpiece

 

“Stunning Titles: How to Hook the Reader from the First Phrase”

Date: Friday, February 26th (12-1 p.m.)

Register: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8eHpLwcYTvLKUQK

By the end of the “Stunning Titles” workshop, you will be ready to do the following:

  • choose vocabulary to hook the reader
  • omit unnecessary words
  • create a theme that unites the piece through the title phrase

 

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“Grammar Crime Workshop #2: How to Avoid a Fragment Infraction”

Date: Friday, March 19th (12-1 p.m.)

Register: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bBeGMWP9kh04Ngy

By the end of the “Grammar Crimes #2” workshop, you will be ready to do the following:

  • identify incomplete thoughts in writing
  • apply sentence-combination methods to correct fragments
  • use these methods to vary sentence structure for improved readability

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“Passive vs. Active Voice: The How, the When, and the Why of Voice Choices”

Date: Friday, April 23rd (12-1 p.m.)

Register: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cUO5QApduR4WA2G

By the end of the “Passive vs. Active Voice” workshop, you will be ready to do the following:

  • identify each type of voice
  • understand when to use each voice type appropriately and effectively in academic writing
  • structure passive and active sentences for complex levels of professional writing

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“Packing a Punch with Punctuation: When Well-placed Commas, Dashes, Colons, Semicolons and Parentheses Matter”

Date: Friday, May 21st (12-1 p.m.)

Register: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cAZGXNnU0ZJTHN4

By the end of the “Punctuation” workshop, you will be ready to do the following:

  • identify when it is appropriate and powerful to use each punctuation type
  • experiment with these difference punctuation devices to create a more meaningful reading experience for your audience