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Beyond the 5-Paragraph Essay

The Writing Resource Center’s Campus Workshop Series kicks off next week with a workshop titled “Beyond the 5-Paragraph Essay.”

The workshop will take place on Friday, Sept. 30, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in Bellflower Hall, Room 102.

Using the standard five-paragraph essay as a familiar point of departure, this workshop will help students develop strategies that reflect a more nuanced and critical approach to academic writing.

Additional workshops slated for this fall are:

  • Friday, Oct. 28: “Considering the Sources: Paraphrase, Summary, Integration, and Engagement”—This workshop considers the relationship between reasons and evidence, covering how to effectively analyze, synthesize and employ evidence when supporting an argument.
  • Friday, Dec. 2: “Revision and Reflection”—This workshop explores the nature and practice of critical, reflective thinking both in the writing process and in argument-making. Particular attention will be paid to reflection in SAGES writing folders and portfolios.