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Writing, Reading, & Language Center

Rockville Campus

Workshops Series

The Writing, Reading, and Language Center offers several workshops each semester, focusing on a variety of grammar, composition, and reading skills.  All of these workshops are FREE and led by professional instructors with advanced degrees in English, TESOL, linguistics, or other related fields. 

 Special Accommodations: Any person needing special accommodations to participate in this workshop should contact the Assistant Manager of the WRLC at 240-567-7406. 

 DateTime Title of Workshop Description Location 
 Tuesday, February 5 11:00-12 PMYes, You Got Schooled Transfer & Scholarship Essays  Learn what to write when you are writing about yourself!  What do college admissions and scholarship committees want to know about you, and what are “deal-breakers?”HU 002 Suite 
Wednesday, February 131:00 - 2:00 PM Get to the Point: Thesis Statements Every essay needs to tell the reader its purpose.  This sentence is called a “thesis statement.”  Come and learn how to write a meaningful thesis statement!  

HU 002

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Monday, February 182:00-3:00 PMReverse Engineering Arguments: The Rhetorical Analysis
We’ve all heard, read, and written an argument. But, how do we know if an argument is valid? What specific things should we be looking for? This workshop will help you better understand the various tools and techniques a writer utilizes to construct a persuasive argument.
HU 002 Suite 
Tuesday, February 26  
4:00 - 5:00 PM
The Unwritten: Learning How to Write Your Introduction and Conclusion

“I am stuck!” I have no idea what this professor wants me to say in this introduction.”  Have you ever felt this way?  Beginning and ending an essay is critical to the writing process.  Attend this workshop and you will learn the key ingredients needed to formulate an effective introduction and conclusion.

HU 002 Suite
Wednesday, March 612:00 - 1:00 PMConquering the TEAS!  Are you interested in pursuing a career in Health Sciences?  Worried about passing the TEAS exam? Join the Rockville Campus Writing, Reading, & Language Center (WRLC) for a TEAS Strategies Workshop! Professor McAllister will provide helpful strategies and study skills for passing the TEAS Reading, English & Language Usage test.

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Wednesday, March 20 5:00 - 6:00 PMYes, You Got Schooled Transfer & Scholarship Essays Learn what to write when you are writing about yourself!  What do college admissions and scholarship committees want to know about you, and what are “deal-breakers?” HU 002 Suite
Wednesday, March 274:00 - 5:00 PM Cite it Right: How to Cite Using Various StylesGain further insight into the style guides that are most used in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Come with questions on citation as this workshop will have a Q & A component HU 002 Suite 
Monday, April 1 11:00 - 12:00 PM Reading you Writing: Editing and Revising    British novelist, Zadie Smith states:  “The secret to editing your work is simple:  you need to become its reader instead of its writer.”  Editing? Revising?  Proofreading?  What is it?  Learn how to become your own reader to revise and proofread your work in order to become a better writer.
HU 002 Suite 
 Tuesday, April 92:00 - 3:00 PM  Conquering the TEAS!  Are you interested in pursuing a career in Health Sciences?  Worried about passing the TEAS exam? Join the Rockville Campus Writing, Reading, & Language Center (WRLC) for a TEAS Strategies Workshop! Professor McAllister will provide helpful strategies and study skills for passing the TEAS Reading, English & Language Usage test.

HU 002

Suite

Wednesday, April 17 2:00-3:00 PMMake Your Writing Shine: Polished PortoliosIf you have to submit a writing portfolio for a class, then this workshop is for you!  Attend to learn about expectations, revision tips, and ideas for writing the reflection essay

HU 002 Suite 

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