Writing Resource Center kicks off workshop series with look at thesis statements Feb. 14

The Writing Resource Center will kick off its spring series of workshops Feb. 14 with a look at “Thesis Statements and Claims: Process and Purpose.” While geared primarily toward SAGES University Seminar writers, all interested students staff, and faculty from across the university are welcome to attend.

In the first workshop, instructors will focus on the process of developing strong thesis statements supported by clear and logical claims. Writing consultants Kris Kelly and Ray Horton will provide advice for writers on recognizing weak claims and strengthening their overall arguments.

The workshop series continues next month with “Submitting the SAGES Portfolio: Your Questions Answered” on Friday, March 21. The workshop is designed for students in University Seminars who may have questions about the process for submitting the SAGES Writing Portfolio requirement. Writing consultants Malcah Effron and Susan Dominguez will review the portfolio criteria, cover guidelines for submission, and offer helpful advice for compiling and reflecting on past writing.

On Friday, April 11, “From Research to Paper: Putting the Pieces Together” will focus on organizing and presenting source materials in an argumentative research essay. Writing consultants Eric Chilton and Jared Champion will offer advice on selecting compelling evidence and effectively integrating it into one’s work.

All workshops are held from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in Guilford House, Room 323. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided. Contact writingcenter@case.edu with questions.