- All Writing Lab workshops are free and open to Bellevue College students, faculty, and staff.
- Workshops are 50 minutes long.
- No registration is necessary, just show up.
Fall Quarter 2014 Workshops
For older workshops, see the archive below.
Tuesday, October 21
Time: 10:30AM to 11:20AM and 1:30-2:20PM
In the morning, Isaiah will conduct a workshop on
when to use this oft-abused mark of punctuation.
In the afternoon, Kayleen will discuss 5 rules to rely on
when using the comma.
You will learn:
- Five questions that help you consider your audience, and
- How to use your syllabus to figure out what your instructor wants.
You will learn:
- The necessary parts of a thesis statement,
- How to write topic sentences, and
- Three methods of transitioning between paragraphs.
Types of Essays
- How to write an argument that is a conversation with your audience,
- Templates that have been used in successful academic writing, and
- The necessary parts of an argumentative essay.
- Questions to ask yourself before writing a descriptive essay,
- Words to use in a descriptive essay, and
- Words and phrases to avoid in a descriptive essay.
- Techniques for improving your descriptions
A Prezi on few of the ways to put more effective descriptions into your sentences!
Documenting Research in MLA Style (PowerPoint)
- Why you must attribute information to its sources in academic writing
- How to effectively integrate source material into your writing
- Formatting and documentation in MLA style
Marshall Period, the sentence sheriff, arrests sentences
when they’re finished with their subjects.
Dr. Question Mark inquires about everything.
And the broad-shouldered security guard-for-hire, Square Brackets,
makes sure delicate changes can get through a rough-and-tumble quotation.
In this workshop, you’ll meet, or become reacquainted with,
these and many other characters from the town of Punctuation!
- Identify run-on sentences, and
- Four main ways to correct run-on sentences.
Articles: A, An, and The (PDF)
In this workshop you will
- Brainstorm how many article rules you already know,
- Identify and practice using articles, and
- Discover the rules are simpler than you may think!