Workshops - Spring 2014
Workshops

OUTLINES

Presenter: Biz Farrell

  • Monday, March 10                        11:00 am-noon                       EVC 212
  • Tuesday, March 11                        10:00-11:00 a.m.                    SOC, CON 222
  • Friday, March 14                           11:00 a.m.-noon                      FOC #10, 209

BLURRING THE LINE BETWEEN THE REAL AND THE FANTASTIC

 Presenter: Joseph Michael Owens

  • Monday, March 10                       1:00-2:00 p.m.                      FOC #10, 209
  • Wednesday, March 16                  1:00-2:00 p.m.                      EVC 212
  • Saturday, March 15                       9:00-10:00 a.m.                    SOC, CON 222

TRAVEL WRITING WORKSHOP

Presenter: Dora Gerding

  • Wednesday, March 16                  12:00-1:00 p.m.                      SOC, CON 222
  • Thursday, March 13                      12:00-1:00 p.m.                      FOC #10, 209
  • Thursday, March 13                       2:00-3:00 p.m.                       EVC 212

WRITING SIGNS: A GUIDE TO TRANSITIONS

  Presenter: Victoria Hecker

  • Thursday, March 13                     10:30-11:30 a.m.                      FOC #10, 209
  • Thursday, March 13                     2:30-3:30 p.m.                         SOC, CON 222
  • Friday, March 14                         10:30-11:30 a.m.                      EVC 212

EVALUATING SOURCES: PRINT VS. INTERNET

 Presenter: Joseph Michael Owens

  • Monday, March 17                       1:00-2:00 p.m.                        FOC #10, 209
  • Wednesday, March 19                 1:00-2:00 p.m.                         EVC 212
  • Saturday, March 22                      9:00-10:00 a.m.                       SOC CON 222

SPRING FORWARD INTO BETTER WRITING

  Presenter: Eve Hermanson

  • Thursday, March 20                      4:30-5:30 p.m.                        SOC CON 222
  • Friday, March 21                          9:00-10:00 a.m.                       FOC #10, 209
  • Friday, March 21                          10:30-11:30 a.m.                     EVC 212

RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS: GET THAT INTERVIEW!

  Presenter: Erin Joy

  • Thursday, March  20                   12:30-1:30 p.m.                       EVC 222
  • Thursday, March  27                   12:30-1:30 p.m.                       FOC#10, 209
  • Thursday, April  3                        12:00-1:00 p.m.                      SOC CON 222

WRITING A STORY: THE BASICS

  Presenter: Devon Niebling

  • Monday, March 24                      4:00-5:00 p.m.                         SOC CON 222
  • Saturday, March 29                      9:00-10:00 a.m.                       EVC 212
  • Saturday, April 5                          9:00-10:00 a.m.                        FOC #10, 209

  BASICS OF POWERPOINT

  Presenter: Biz Farrell

  • Monday, March 24                     11:00-Noon                             EVC 212
  • Tuesday, March 25                     2:00-3:00 p.m.                         SOC CON 222
  • Friday, March 28                       11:00 a.m.-noon                        FOC #10, 209

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

  Presenter: Michael Jamieson

  • Monday, March 24                    11:30-12:30 p.m.                    SOC CON 222
  • Tuesday, March 25                    2:00-3:00 p.m.                        FOC #10, 209
  • Wednesday, March 26               10:00-11:00 a.m.                    EVC 212

TEACHER TALK: DESIGNING WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

  Presenter: Suzanne Barrett

  • Tuesday, April 8                         11:00-Noon                           SOC CON 222
  • Tuesday, April 8                         1:00-2:00 p.m.                       EVC 212
  •  Friday, April 11                         1:00-2:00 p.m.                       FOC #10, 209

WRITING TIMED ESSAYS

  Presenter: Nancy Mitchell

  • Tuesday, April 15                       9:00-10:00 a.m.                    EVC 212
  • Wednesday, April 16                  11:00-Noon                         FOC #10, 112
  •  Thursday, April 17                     11:00 a.m.- noon                  SOC CON 222

CREATING A THESIS STATEMENT FOR AN ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY

  Presenter: Brett Mertins

  • Monday, April 21                       10:00-11:00 a.m.                     EVC 212
  • Friday, April 25                          11:00-Noon                            SOC, CON 222
  • Friday, April 25                          1:00-2:00 p.m.                         FOC #10,209

AVOID THE CUT & PASTE PLAGUE

  Presenter: Nancy Mitchell

  • Tuesday, April 22                       9:00-10:00 a.m.                       EVC 212
  • Wednesday, April 23                  11:00-Noon                            FOC #10, 209
  • Thursday, April 24                      11:00-Noon                            SOC CON 222

LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE: (PART III) SOME GREAT ON-LINE RESOURCES

  Presenter: Dr Lorraine Duggin

  • Friday, April 25                          Noon-1:00 p.m.                      FOC #10, 209
  • Friday, April 25                          2:00-3:00 p.m.                        SOC, CON 222
  • Friday, April 25                          4:00-5:00 p.m.                        EVC 212

MOVING BEYOND LOVE & HATE: WRITING ABOUT FILM

  Presenter: Michael Jamieson

  • Monday, May 5                          11:30-12:30 p.m.                    SOC CON 222
  • Tuesday, May 6                          2:00-3:00 p.m.                        FOC #10, 209
  • Wednesday, May 7                     10:00-11:00 a.m.                    EVC 212

SENTENCE STRUCTURE

  Presenter: Suzanne Barrett

  • Tuesday, May 6                         11:00-Noon                            SOC CON 222
  • Tuesday, May 6                         1:00-2:00 p.m.                        EVC 212
  • Friday, May 9                            1:00-2:00 p.m.                        FOC #10,209

 

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.

 

When: Fridays 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Facilitated by Writing Center Consultant, Tegan Robinson

 MCC South Omaha Campus Writing Center, Connector Building, Room 222

 

 

WRITING CENTER READING SERIES

 

Karen Shoemaker

Karen Gettert Shoemaker is the author of a collection of short fiction, Night Sounds and Other Stories (Dufour Editions, 2002) and a novel, The Meaning of Names (Red Hen Press, 2014). Her fiction and poetry have appeared in the London Independent, Prairie Schooner, South Dakota Review, Fugue, Foliage, West Wind Review, Kalliope, Arachne, The Nebraska Review, and has been anthologized in A Different Plain: Contemporary Nebraska Fiction Writers; Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry; Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace; and The Untidy Season. She holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and is currently a writing mentor with the University of Nebraska’s MFA in Writing Program.

 

Where: Metropolitan Community College

South Omaha Campus Writing Center, Connector Building, Room 222

2909 Edward Babe Gomez Avenue

 

When: Monday, April 14, 7:00 p.m.





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.

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