Workshops - Spring 2015
Workshops

WRITING PERFECT: EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PERFECT VERB TENSES (including the fact that it’s NOT a tense!)

Presenter: Victoria Hecker

    Wednesday, March 11                        10:30-11:30 a.m.         SOC, CONN 222
    Wednesday, March 11                        1:30-2:30 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Friday, March 13                                12:30-1:30 p.m.           EVC 212

OVERWHELMED? MLA STYLE SIMPLIFIED

 Presenter: Sara Lihz Staroska

    Monday, March 16                             1:00-2:00 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Monday, March 23                             3:00-4:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Thursday, March 26                            11:00 a.m.-noon          EVC 212

SENTENCE SAVVY: ELIMINATING RUN-ONS

Presenter: Suzanne Barrett

    Monday, March 16                             noon-1:00 p.m.            FOC #10, 209
    Wednesday, March 18                        2:00-3:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Friday, March 20                                11:00 a.m.-noon          EVC 212

WAKE UP WITH WRITING TIME

  Presenter: Devon Niebling

    Monday, March 16                             5:00-6:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Saturday, March 21                            9:00-10:00 a.m.           EVC 123
    Saturday, March 28                            9:00-10:00 a.m.           FOC #10, 209

THE BIG AWESOME TOOLBOX: NOTE-TAKING, DATABASE, AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC MANAGEMENT

 Presenter: Eric O’Brien

    Thursday, March 19                            6:00-7:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Thursday, April 9                                 6:00-7:00 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Tuesday, April 16                                6:30-7:30 p.m.             EVC 212

SIMPLIFYING THE COMMA RULES

 Presenter: Ryan Brown

    Monday, March 23                             noon-1:00 p.m.            SOC, CONN 22
    Wednesday, March 25                        3:00-4:00 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Thursday, March 26                            1:00-2:00 p.m.             EVC 212

UNDERSTANDING THE WRITING ASSIGNMENT TASK

 Presenter: Nancy Mitchell 

    Tuesday, March 24                             10:00-11:00 a.m.         FOC #10, 209
    Wednesday, March 25                        9:30-10:30 a.m.           EVC 212
    Thursday, March 26                            10:30-11:30 A.M.        SOC, CONN 222

USING RESEARCH: QUOTING, PARAPHRASING, SUMMARIZING, AND CITING

 Presenter: Michael Jamieson

    Tuesday, March 24                             4:00-5:00 p.m.             EVC 212
    Thursday, March 24                            4:00-5:00 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Friday, March 27                                2:00-3:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222

OBSERVATION: USE YOUR SENSES

 Presenter: Eve Hermanson

    Thursday, March 26                            5:00-6:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Friday, March 27                                9:00-10:00 a.m.           FOC #10, 209
    Friday, March 27                                10:30-11:30 a.m.         EVC 212

CREATIVE WRITING

 Presenter: Samantha Chesters

    Monday, March 30                             4:00-5:00 p.m.             EVC 212
    Thursday, April 2                                 10:00-11:00 a.m.         SOC, CONN 222
    Friday, April 3                                     2:00-3:00 p.m.             FOC #10, 209

RHETORICAL ANALYSIS OF IMAGES

 Presenter: Patrick Mainelli

    Monday, March 30                             11:00 a.m.-noon          SOC, CONN 222
    Friday, April 3                                     11:00 a.m.-noon          FOC #10, 209
    Friday, April 3                                     1:00-2:00 p.m.             EVC 212

POETRY

 Presenter: Jen Lambert 

    Wednesday, April 1                             2:00-3:00 p.m.             EVC 212
    Friday, April 3                                     9:00-10:00 a.m.           FOC #10, 209
    Friday, April 3                                     10:30-11:30 a.m.         SOC, CONN 222

LIBRARY RESEARCH

 Presenter: Samantha Chesters 

    Monday, April 6                                  4:00-5:00 p.m.             EVC 212
    Thursday, April 9                                 10:00-11:00 a.m.         SOC, CONN 222
    Friday, April 10                                   2:00-3:00 p.m.             FOC #10, 209

MAKING OUTLINES: THE BEST WRITING PRESENT YOU’VE EVER GIVEN YOURSELF

 Presenter: Michael Jamieson

    Tuesday, April 7                                  4:00-5:00 p.m.             EVC 212
    Thursday, April 9                                 4:00-5:00 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Friday, April 10                                   2:00-3:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222

ESL: UNDERSTANDING ENGLISH IDIOMS

 Presenter: Lorraine Duggin

    Friday, April 10                                   noon-1:00 p.m.            FOC #10, 209
    Friday, April 10                                   2:00-3:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
    Friday, April 10                                   4:00-5:00 p.m.             EVC 212

BRAINSTORMING

 Presenter: Biz Farrell

    Monday, April 13                                11:00 .am.-noon          EVC 212
    Tuesday, April 14                                2:00-3:00 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Thursday, April 16                               2:00-3:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222

BUILD YOUR VOCABULARY

 Presenter: Nancy Mitchell

    Tuesday, April 14                                10:00-11:00 a.m.         FOC #10, 209
    Wednesday, April 15                           9:30-10:30 a.m.           EVC 212
    Thursday, April 16                               10:30-11:30 A.M.        SOC, CONN 222

OUTLINES

 Presenter: Nancy Mitchell

    Monday, April 20                                11:00 a.m.-noon          EVC 212
    Tuesday, April 21                                2:00-3:00 p.m.             FOC #10, 209
    Thursday, April 23                               2:00-3:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222

SCIENCE WRITING

 Presenter: Patrick Mainelli

    Monday, May 4                                   11:00 a.m.-noon          SOC, CONN 222
    Friday, May 8                                      11:00 a.m.-noon          FOC #10, 209
    Friday, May 8                                      1:00-2:00 p.m.             EVC 212


Teacher Talk Sessions

With this series, we invite Metro faculty members from across the disciplines to join us for open-ended, collegial conversations about various aspects of teaching writing.

TEACHER TALK: BRIEF IN-CLASS WRITING AS A LEARNING TOOL

Facilitator: Suzanne Barrett
            Monday, March 30                             noon-1:00 p.m.            FOC #10, 209
            Wednesday, April 1                             2:00-3:00 p.m.             SOC, CONN 222
            Friday, April 3                                     11:00 a.m.-noon          EVC 212

 

CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH CIRCLES  

Speaking and listening are closely correlated with reading and writing, both in the way that we learn, and in the way we relate to others. Conversational English Circles will provide English Language Learners with opportunities for language practice in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Practicing listening and speaking skills will help students be more engaged in their experience at MCC. Students will build confidence and feel more fluent when participating in class discussions, asking questions, and writing essays. The Conversational Circles will focus on everyday topics, incorporating fun activities to promote cross-cultural exchange and help students build a social network. We will explore the idiosyncrasies of the English language and learn idioms and expressions so that students can increase their confidence and comprehension. The primary focus will be on discussions that take place in the ESL and writing classrooms, with an eye toward helping students write better, clearer papers, but will also include everyday conversational scenarios.  

FRIDAYS 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Facilitated by Writing Center Consultant, Tegan Robinson

South Omaha Campus Writing Center Connector Building, Room 222    

*Note:  Part-time faculty who participate in this workshop are eligible for professional development compensation for their attendance.  We will provide the reimbursement forms.  Full-time faculty may represent their participation in this workshop in the "Professional Development" section of the "Faculty Professional Portfolio."**
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