Workshops - Spring 2017
Workshops

Second Language Acquisition: How We Learn and What We Know

Presenter: James Vnuk

Monday, March 13                             11:00 a.m.-noon                                  EVC 212

Wednesday, March 15                        1:00-2:00 p.m.                                     FOC #10, 209

Friday, March 17                                11:00 a.m.-noon                                  SOC, CONN 222

 

Building Bridges: Crafting Introductions

Presenter: Devon Niebling

Monday, March 13                             5:00- 6:00 p.m.                                    SOC, CONN 222

Friday, March 17                                2:00-3:00 p.m.                                     EVC 212

Saturday, March 18                            9:00-10:00 a.m.                                   FOC #10, 209

 

From Outer Space to the Outline: How to Organize Your Paper

Presenter: Laurie Welch

Monday, March 20                             1:00-2:00 p.m.                                     EVC 212

Monday, March 20                             2:30-3:30 p.m.                                     FOC #10, 209

Wednesday, March 22                        6:00-7:00 p.m.                                     SOC, CONN 222

  

Researching with Purpose: Strategies and Tips

Presenter: Michael Jamieson

Monday, March 20                             10:00- 11:00 a.m.                                EVC 212

Monday, March 20                             4:30-5:30 p.m.                                     FOC #10, 209

Monday, March 27                             10:00- 11:00 a.m.                                SOC, CONN 222

 

Descriptive Language

Presenter: Suzanne Barrett

Monday, March 20                             3:00 – 4:00 p.m.                                  SOC, CONN 222

Wednesday, March 22                       3:30-4:30 p.m.                                     EVC 212        

Thursday, March 23                            3:30-4:30 p.m.                                    FOC #10, 209

 

Do You Wish You Could Write Creatively? You Can!

Presenter: Frankie Ward

Tuesday, March 21                             noon- 1:00 p.m.                                   EVC 212

Wednesday, March 22                        noon- 1:00 p.m.                                   SOC, CONN 222

Friday, March 24                                noon- 1:00 p.m.                                   FOC #10, 209

 

Introduction to MLA Style, 8th Edition

Presenter: Sara Lihz Staroska

Monday, March 27                             2:30-3:30 p.m.                                     EVC 212

Tuesday, April 4                                 9:00-10:00 a.m.                                   SOC, CONN 222

Tuesday, April 4                                 10:30-11:30 a.m.                                 FOC #10, 209

 

Active Reading Strategies for Student Writers

Presenter: Ryan Brown

Monday, March 20                             5:00-6:000 p.m.                                  FOC #10, 209

Thursday, March 23                           10:30-11:30 a.m..                                EVC 212

Thursday, March 23                            noon- 1:00 p.m.                                   SOC, CONN 222

 

Writing About Visual Art

Presenter: Suzanne Barrett

Monday, April 3                                 3:00-4:00 p.m.                                     SOC, CONN 222

Wednesday, April 5                            3:30-4:30 p.m.                                     EVC 212

Thursday, April 6                                3:30-4:30 p.m.                                     FOC #10, 209

 

Getting Personal: Enhancing your Credibility and Emotional Connections in Argument

Presenter: James Vnuk

Monday, April 6                                 11:00 a.m.- noon                                 EVC 212

Wednesday, April 8                            1:00-2:00 p.m.                                     FOC #10, 209

Friday, April 10                                  11:00 a.m.-noon                                  SOC, CONN 222

 

Incubating Ideas: Journaling Your Way to Better College Writing

Presenter: Klayton Kasperbauer

Tuesday, April 4                                 11:00 a.m.- noon                                 EVC 212

Friday, April 7                                    9:00-10:00 a.m.                                   FOC #10, 209

Friday, April 7                                    11:00 a.m.- noon                                 SOC, CONN 222

 

Let’s Talk! How Considering your Audience Makes for Stronger Writing

Presenter: Genevieve Williams

Monday, April 10                               11:00 a.m.- noon                                 EVC 212

Monday, April 10                               1:00-2:00 p.m.                                     FOC #10, 209

Monday, April 10                               3:00-4:00 p.m.                                     SOC, CONN 222

 

From Ear to Open Mind: Rhetorical Listening

Presenter: Klayton Kasperbauer

Tuesday, April 11                               11:00 a.m.- noon                                 EVC 212

Friday, April 14                                  9:00-10:00 a.m.                                   FOC #10, 209

Friday, April 14                                 11:00 a.m.- noon                                 SOC, CONN 222

 

Beyond Pro/Con: Complexity and Nuance in Argument

Presenter: Frankie Ward

Tuesday, May 2                                  noon- 1:00 p.m.                                   EVC 212

Wednesday, May 3                             noon- 1:00 p.m.                                   SOC, CONN 222

Friday, May 5                                     noon- 1:00 p.m.                                   FOC #10, 209

 

Stand Out from the Crowd: On Writing Effective Personal Statements, Application Letters, and Letter of Intent

Presenter: Genevieve Williams

Thursday, May 11                               10:00-11:00 a.m.                                 FOC #10, 209

Thursday, May 11                               noon – 1:00 p.m.                                 SOC, CONN 222

Thursday, May 11                               2:00-3:00 p.m.                                     EVC 212

 

New Sessions

 

*(new)

CREATIVE WRITING CIRCLE

for ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Come join us in creative expression! You’ll have fun with other language learners and develop your language skills.

Facilitators: Writing Center Consultants Emily Borgmann and Marguerite Shaddy

Every Thursday

3:00-4:00 p.m.  SOC, CONN 222

*(new)

GRAMMAR DROP-IN

All MCC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to drop in during these scheduled times near Mid-Terms and Finals (no appointment necessary) to ask questions about grammar and punctuation.  A Writing Center consultant will be available to provide the following:

         Answers to questions about grammar rules that have always stumped you (is is "lie" or "lay"? was I "affected" or "effected"? etc.)

         Explanations of how to identify and correct concerns with grammar or punctuation in a short piece of your own writing

  • Assistance with spelling and vocabulary
  • A clearer understanding of the logic behind grammar and punctuation rules

We invite writers seeking an in-depth consultation regarding a full draft of a document to make an appointment in the Writing Center:  http://mccneb.mywconline.com

SOUTH OMAHA CAMPUS 

In CONNECTOR Commons—

Look for the table with a “Grammar Drop-In” sign.

NEAR MID-TERMS

 

Tuesday, April 18

9:00-10:30 a.m. (with Lorraine) and 12-1:30 p.m. (with Eric)

Wednesday, April 19

6:00-7:30 p.m. (with Eve)

 

 

NEAR FINALS

 

Saturday, May 13

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (with Eve)

Tuesday, May 16

9:00-10:30 a.m. (with Lorraine) and 12-1:30 p.m. (with Eric)

 

 

ELKHORN VALLEY CAMPUS 

In Commons—

Look for the table with a “Grammar Drop-In” sign.

NEAR MID-TERMS

 

Monday, April 10

1:00-2:00 p.m. (with Jeannie)

Wednesday, April 12

2:00-3:00 p.m. (with Jeannie)

Thursday, April 20

7:00-8:00 p.m. (with Victoria)

 

 

NEAR FINALS

 

Monday, May 15

10:00-11:00 a.m. (with Jeannie)

Tuesday, May 16

5:00-6:00 p.m. (with Victoria)

Wednesday, May 17

3:00-4:00 p.m. (with Victoria)

WRITING CENTER READING SERIES

(TBA)

Please contact Katie Hupp with questions at 402-738-4529 or kehupp@mccneb.edu

 

*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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