UWC Workshops

wcp_Chapter4_workshopThroughout the semester, the UWC hosts a number of workshops that are open to all UAB students. Workshops cover a range of topics and will be useful to writers across the curriculum. Please check back regularly, as we are always adding to our workshop offerings. Also, please contact us with any ideas for additional workshops!

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are held in Sterne Library, Room 174.

Fall 2014 Workshops

Preparing for the Writing Exam for the Teacher Education Program | September 16 at 9:00 and 12:30
Putting New, Specific and Measurable into Action: A Workshop for CGIU Applicants | September 25 at 4:00

Accelerate Your Dissertation

Are you working on a dissertation and in need of support? Check out Accelerate Your Dissertation, monthly workshops hosted by the UAB Graduate School and University Writing Center. Workshops run from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM in Sterne 174; laptops provided for sessions. Click here to register. 

Workshop themes are below:

  • September 17: Strength Training for Writers--Writing a proposal or literature review.
  • October 15: Plan the Writing/Work the Plan--Developing regular writing sessions and time management strategies.
  • November 19: Crossing the Finish Line--Completing a dissertation manuscript.

Workshop Requests

All UAB faculty members can request writing workshops for their courses. If you request this service, you can expect that Writing Center consultants will work closely with you to plan a workshop that best fits the needs of your students. Workshops can address any stage or element of the writing process, including pre-writing, drafting, revision, and editing. Workshops can also target specific writing skills, such as proofreading for style or incorporating sources. Possible workshop topics include: Getting Started on a Writing Project, Improving Your Writing Process, or Proofreading Your Writing.

In addition to student workshops, the UWC provides teaching workshops for any UAB faculty who are interested in improving how they teach writing. Possible workshop topics include: Using Write-to-Learn Strategies or Creating Rubrics for Writing Assignments. Stay tuned for teaching workshops throughout the year. Faculty may also request a workshop or consultation about the teaching of writing; just like the student workshops, these can be tailored to meet specific needs and goals.
Please contact Jaclyn Wells for more information about writing and teaching workshops: 205-996-7179 or wellsj@uab.edu.

Classroom Visits

Faculty members can request classroom visits to inform their students about the writing center. In only 15 minutes, we can explain our services and encourage students to take advantage of what we offer. We are happy to visit your classroom or hold the orientation in the UWC—your choice! Please contact Jaclyn Wells for more information.