Department of Language, Literature, & Cultural Studies

Upcoming Events

Writing Center Events

Upcoming Fall 2022

GRC/WC Event I

Finding Your Sources

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
6:00-7:30pm (Dr. Becker presenting)
Location TBD & Registration Link available soon

Let’s face it, academic research can be intimidating, especially in graduate school. But, it doesn’t have to be. Join us on September 21, 2022, for the first of a three-part workshop series cohosted by the BSU Graduate Resource Center and BSU Writing Center. In this first event we will show you how to efficiently find scholarly sources for your research projects. Following a short presentation, we'll help you find useful and credible sources for your particular research project. Get ready to learn our best tips and tricks for academic database searches so you'll never have to be intimidated by them again. 


 

GRC WC Event II

Using Citation Systems: APA, MLA, & Others

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
6:00-7:30pm (Dr. Becker presenting)
Location TBD & Registration Link available soon

Things sure can get messy integrating outside sources into our writing projects, yes? How do we cite a conference talk? What if that talk is a video hosted on YouTube, but embedded in an academic website? On October 19, 2022, the BSU Graduate Resource Center and BSU Writing Center invite you to part two of our three-part workshop series. After a brief presentation on the common citation styles (APA, MLA, etc.), we'll help you sort through integrating sources into your own project. Bring your questions about the messiness of in-text citations, works cited or reference pages, and/or other formatting concerns; we'll bring the answers.


GRC WC Event #3

Graduate Student Writing Studio

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
6:00-8:00pm (Dr. Becker & Mr. Cox facilitating)
Location TBD & Registration Link available soon

You've likely noticed the semester's end is quickly approaching; we're guessing it's "go time" for your writing project. Together, let's take the next step for your project—no matter what that might be—on December 7, 2022, the BSU Graduate Resource Center and BSU Writing Center's final event. After a brief discussion about your writing challenges and how to overcome them, we'll set specific goals and spend the majority of our time working on our projects. Whether you might be doing research, writing an outline, drafting paragraphs, revising a draft, or doing your final edits, our writing studio workshop will help you move your writing project forward.


Past Events

Hip Hop Flyer

Writing Rhymes: How to Be an MC

Thursday, May 5th, 2022
4:00-5:30pm (Mr. Cox presenting)
CNSMN Beacon Room

A panel discussion and workshop on how the writing skills of a Hip Hop MC translate to the academic competencies of a student.


 

Mobile Wed

Mobile Writing Center Wednesdays 

Every Wednesday in the month of April
April 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th, 2022
11am-2pm
Student Center Lobby

The BSU Writing Center has a table in the Student Center lobby where students can meet our staff and consultants, get answers to their quick questions, register for their WC account, and/or book sessions to work on any writing projects. WC brochures, bookmarks, and other materials will be distributed.


 GRC WC Event #3

Graduate Student Writing Studio

Friday, April 22nd, 2022
6:00-8:00pm (Dr. Becker & Mr. Cox facilitating)
CNSMN Beacon Room or attend online

Boxed meal provided by GSA
Event Registration

You've likely noticed the semester's end is quickly approaching; we're guessing it's "go time" for your writing project. Together, let's take the next step for your project—no matter what that might be—on April 22, 2022, the BSU Graduate Resource Center and BSU Writing Center's final event. After a brief discussion about your writing challenges and how to overcome them, we'll set specific goals and spend the majority of our time working on our projects. Whether you might be doing research, writing an outline, drafting paragraphs, revising a draft, or doing your final edits, our writing studio workshop will help you move your writing project forward.


 GRC WC Event II

Using Citation Systems: APA, MLA, & Others

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022
6:00-7:30pm (Dr. Becker presenting)
CNSMN 1220 or attend online

Boxed meal provided by GSA
Event Registration

Things sure can get messy integrating outside sources into our writing projects, yes? How do we cite a conference talk? What if that talk is a video hosted on YouTube, but embedded in an academic website? On March 9, 2022, the BSU Graduate Resource Center and BSU Writing Center invite you to part two of our three-part workshop series. After a brief presentation on the common citation styles (APA, MLA, etc.), we'll help you sort through integrating sources into your own project. Bring your questions about the messiness of in-text citations, works cited or reference pages, and/or other formatting concerns; we'll bring the answers.


Valentine's Day Write-Shop S2022

Valentine's Day Write-Shop

Monday, February 14th, 2022
11:00-2:00pm 
Student Center Lobby

Need some help writing your words of love or appreciation? Come by our table in the Student Center and we'll help!


GRC/WC Event I

Finding Your Sources

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022
6:00-7:30pm (Dr. Becker presenting)
Student Center Ballroom or attend online

Boxed meal provided by GSA
Event Registration

Let’s face it, academic research can be intimidating, especially in graduate school. But, it doesn’t have to be. Join us on February 15, 2022, for the first of a three-part workshop series cohosted by the BSU Graduate Resource Center and BSU Writing Center. In this first event we will show you how to efficiently find scholarly sources for your research projects. Following a short presentation, we'll help you find useful and credible sources for your particular research project. Get ready to learn our best tips and tricks for academic database searches so you'll never have to be intimidated by them again.


 

A Workshop on Finding Sources

May The Sources Be With You...A Workshop on Finding Good Sources

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
2:00-3:15pm (Dr. Becker presenting)
CSMN 1224 or attend via Zoom

          30 min presentation on research skills
          30 min hands-on activity to find your sources (bring laptop if possible)
          Make your arguments “out-of-this-world”

 


 

Mighty Morphing Morphemes

Mighty Morphing Morphemes: Increase Your Vocabulary and Awareness of Words

Thursday, November 4th, 2021
2:00pm-3:15pm (Mr. Cox presenting)
CSMN 1225 (will be recorded & released for asynchronous viewing)

          Learn more about words and learn more about the world
          Expand your knowledge of words and add depth to your power of expression

 


 APA Workshop Fall 2021

APA Formatting and Citation Workshop

Thursday, Oct 14th, 2021
2:00-3:15 pm
Room 1220 in Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing Building


 

MLA Workshop Fall 2021

MLA Formatting and Citation Workshop

Tuesday, Oct 12th, 2021
2:00-3:15 pm
Room 1225 in Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing Building


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Faculty Writing Studio Series

A series of virtual workshops and studio events

All faculty writers are cordially invited to attend our Faculty Writing Series, which meets the first and third Fridays of the month.  We will meet via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra on Feb 5th, Feb 15th, March 5th, April 2nd, April 16th, and May 7th from 3:30pm-4:30pm (ET).

To register for the event (always appreciated but not required), get our BlackBoard link for the event, or ask questions, contact us at: writingcenter@bowiestate.edu 


Strategies for Revision (Workshop & Discussion)
Friday Feb 5th, 2021
3:30pm-4:30pm (ET) 
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Writing Studio
Friday Feb 19th, 2021
3:30pm-4:30pm (ET) 
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Finding Your Writing Niche (Workshop & Discussion)
Friday March 5th, 2021
3:30pm-4:30pm (ET) 
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Writing Studio
Friday April 2nd, 2021
3:30pm-4:30pm (ET) 
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Workshop: Topic TBD by Group 
Friday April 16th, 2021
3:30pm-4:30pm (ET) 
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Writing Studio
Friday May 7th, 2021
3:30pm-4:30pm (ET) 
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra


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Faculty Writing Studio Series

A series of virtual workshops and community writing days

All faculty writers are cordially invited to attend our Faculty Writing Studio Series, which meets the first and third Fridays of the month.  We will meet via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra on Sept 18, Oct 2, Oct 16, Nov 6, Nov 20, and Dec 4 from 3:30pm-4:30pm (ET).

To register for the event (always appreciated but not required), get our BlackBoard link for the event, or ask questions, contact us at: writingcenter@bowiestate.edu 


Tailoring Your Text to Your Audience (Workshop & Discussion)
Friday Sept 18th, 2020
3:30pm-4:30pm (ET) 
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Writing Studio
Friday Oct 2nd, 2020
3:30pm-4:30pm (ET) 
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Finding a Journal for Your Article (Workshop & Discussion)
Friday Oct 16th, 2020
3:30pm-4:30pm (ET) 
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Writing Studio
Friday Nov 6th, 2020
3:30pm-4:30pm (ET) 
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Workshop: Topic TBD by Group 
Friday Nov 20th, 2020
3:30pm-4:30pm (ET) 
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Writing Studio
Friday Dec 4th, 2020
3:30pm-4:30pm (ET) 
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra


 

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Faulty Summer Writing Workshop Series

All faculty writers are cordially invited to attend our Faculty Summer Writing Workshop Series.  We will meet via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra on July 10, July 24, and August 7 from 4pm-5pm (ET). Afterward, we will hold an optional peer-feedback group in which faculty can exchange drafts for written and oral feedback.  

Sign up for the workshop series

Questions? Ask us at writingcenter@bowiestate.edu 

Friday July 10th, 2020
4pm-5pm (ET)
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Friday July 24th, 2020
4pm-5pm (ET)
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Friday August 7th, 2020
4pm-5pm (ET) 
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra


 

Proofreading Studio (Online Studio)

Bring a copy of your draft and we'll provide a proofreading guide and reference materials to help you revise your work.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
4:00 pm
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Presentation


  

 

 

 

 

The Faculty Writing Studio 

Set aside a day to work on your writing project! We'll provide lunch and a writing consultant.

Friday, February 28, 2020
10 am – 4 pm
JEP 347

Canceled (due to Coronavirus outbreak)
Friday, March 27, 2020
10 am- 4 pm
JEP 347

Held Online
Friday, April 24, 2020
10 am- 4 pm
To sign up for one or all of the studios email writingcenter@bowiestate.edu. Hurry! Spots are limited!

 


GSA and WC Research Workshop and Writing Studio 

The Graduate Student Research Workshop & Writing Studios 

Graduate Students, set aside a day to work on your writing project! Put your writing first on the last Thursday of the month.

Graduate Student Research Workshop
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Thurgood Marshall Library Conference Room
5 pm – 8 pm
        60 minute presentation
        followed by 2 hours of support with Research Consultants
If possible, please bring your laptops

Canceled (due to Coronavirus outbreak)
Graduate Student Writing Studio #1
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
Thurgood Marshall Library Conference Room
5 pm – 8 pm
        3 hour writing studio
        Writing Consultants available
If possible, please bring your laptops

Canceled (due to Coronavirus outbreak)
Graduate Student Writing Studio #2
Thursday, April 30th, 2020


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Proofreading for Commas (Online Workshop)

Bring a copy of your draft and we'll help you proofread it for comma errors.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
4:00 pm
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Presentation


 

proofreading for sentence structure 

Proofreading for Sentence Structure 

Bring a copy of your draft and we'll help you proofread it for sentence fragments and run-ons.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
4:00 pm
MLK 204


 coffeehouseWriting Center Coffeehouse: 
Black History Edition
  

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
4pm-6pm
Student Center Ballroom A
Readings and/or Original Works relating to Black History:
Poems, music, songs, speeches, stories, spoken word, dance, monologues, etc.

To ensure your 5-minute slot, sign up in advance at the Writing Center (MLK 204)

apa workshop 

APA Formatting and Citations Workshop

Thursday, February 20th, 2020
4:00 pm
MLK 204

MLA Workshop

MLA Formatting and Citations Workshop

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
4:00 pm
MLK 204

 

 

Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
4:00 pm
MLK 204