Workshops

Workshops

Over the past six years, we have developed a number of workshops based on needs identified by faculty and staff. While we once scheduled workshops for the general student body, we have found that offering workshops to specific departments or classes ensures higher attendance and engagement.

Please request a workshop or email Jennifer Ravey at jennifer.ravey@lamar.edu if you have an idea for a writing workshop.

Popular Workshops

  • Effectively Communicating in an Academic Environment
  • The Research Process
  • Writing in the Sciences
  • The Personal Statement
  • Critical Reading Strategies
  • Creating Effective Sentences
  • Professional Communication
  • Avoiding Plagiarism

The Style Workshop Series

More than a simple lesson in citations, these workshops aim to teach the purpose of academic style guides, the conventions of discipline-specific writing, and the formatting specifics of each style. In short, you'll learn everything from how to create a title page (if necessary) to why we need these style guides in the first place. Each workshop is presented separately, so you'll only learn information that is relevant to you and your field. See the links below to check out the Prezis for each workshop.

  • MLA, 8th edition
  • APA, 6th edition
  • Chicago Manual of Style for Art & History
  • Chicago Manual of Style for Engineers
  • APSA
  • ACS