Summer 2021 Workshops and Roundtables

In the RWC, you will find workshops and roundtables on specific writing, research, and presentation issues for UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE students. FACULTY are also welcome to join the conversation.

All workshops are conducted in Central Time via Zoom. Click on the registration link to register for the workshops you would like to attend. You will receive an email confirmation once you complete the registration. On the day of the workshop, you will receive an email from the Richard Wright Center with information about how to join and participate in the online workshop. You must register at least 6 hours in advance to receive the email.

Undergraduate English Proficiency Exam Preparation

July 1, 11:00 am-12:00 pm | July 1, 3:00-4:00 pm | July 2, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
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This workshop is for students who have signed up for the Undergraduate English Proficiency Exam. We will review strategies for overcoming anxiety and for writing a well-organized essay within a limited time. Can’t make it to the workshop? This handout might help you prepare to write under pressure. You can also go to Purdue OWL for strategies for writing essay exams. For INFO about the EXAM, contact Dr. Rosella Houston, rosella.l.houston@jsums.edu, 601.979.2616.

Graduate English Competency Exam Preparation

July 17, 5:15-6:15 pm | July 21, 5:15-6:15 pm | July 23, 1:00-2:00 pm
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This workshop is for students who have signed up for the Graduate English Competency Exam (ENG 599). We will review strategies for overcoming anxiety and for writing a well-developed essay within a limited time. Can’t make it to the workshop? This handout might help you prepare to write under pressure. You can also go to Purdue OWL for strategies for writing essay exams. For INFO about the EXAM, contact Dr. Rosella Houston, rosella.l.houston@jsums.edu, 601.979.2616.

Thesis and Dissertation Roundtables

June 16 | July 14   5:30-6:30 pm
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In these monthly informal conversations, you will have an opportunity to discuss writing conventions in your field, plan your research and writing, and receive feedback on your ideas from experts and peers. Each discussion is tailored to the participants’ needs.

If you’d like to request a workshop for your class, student organization, or study group, or if you have suggestions for future workshops, please contact Dr. Glushko at tatiana.glushko@jsums.edu.