Writing faculty are available to offer the following workshops to any class.

We also take requests! E-mail Professor Lisa Lebduska, Director of College Writing (lebduska_lisa@wheatoncollege.edu), to request a workshop or to suggest additional topics.

Invention and Planning

  • Finding and Shaping a Thesis
  • Brainstorming, Mapping, Outlining, Conversing
  • Role of Audience, Purpose and Genre in Reading and Writing
  • Rhetorical Appeals: Using Ethos, Pathos and Logos

Developing, Supporting and Organizing and Drafting

  • Constructing and Shaping an Argument
  • Assessing and Incorporating Evidence in an Argument
  • The Roles of Electronic Discourse in Writing Processes
  • Summarizing, Quoting and Paraphrasing
  • Critical Thinking and the Researched Argument
  • Effective Paragraphs in Argument Essays
  • Effective Introductions and Conclusions

Revising and Reflecting

  • Reflective cover letters
  • Providing feedback to other writers (peer review; class workshop)

Group Authoring

  • Writing collaboratively: Process, Planning, Drafting