Writing Workshop Videos

The Writing Lab hosts instructional, hands-on workshops in a number of writing-related subjects, including grammar, personal statement writing, and formatting citations for research papers. The following videos present modified versions of some of our workshops.

Write Your Personal Statement

Learn how to write a more effective personal statement for college transfers: demonstrate your unique personal qualities and show how your life and academic experiences have prepared you for your university goals. Practical examples of “do’s and don’ts” will help you avoid common personal statement pitfalls.

Parts 1 through 4 of Personal Statements

Write a Research Question for your Research Paper

Learn the importance of writing a research question and how to formulate your question while considering your scope, focus, stakeholders, and more. This workshop will also discuss the next steps after you’ve settled on a research question.

Parts 1 through 5 of Writing Research Questions

Common Works Cited Errors in MLA Style

Helpful tips on how to correct common errors in MLA style (8th edition) that arise from using automatic citation generators.

Common errors to watch out for when using citation generators

Articles: Knowing When to Use A/An & The

Has it been a while (if ever!) since you had a grammar lesson about using the words “a/an” and “the”? Would you like a chance to get better at correcting mistakes with articles? In this video we will show when to use common articles.

When to Use A/An & The

Last Updated September 30, 2021