Writing, Reading, and Speech Workshops
Do You Want to Improve Your Skills?
Join us at the following 45-minute workshops conducted by part-time faculty in the Learning Commons, SRC 2102. Call (630) 942-3355 for more information and to register. If you are unable to attend, video recordings are available for some workshops.
Fear of Public Speaking
Wednesday, October 19, 1 p.m. or 5 p.m.
Participants will learn the sources of public speaking anxiety and strategies to try to overcome that fear.
Catchy Attention Getters and Clinchers (for speeches)
Monday, October 24, 1 p.m. or 5 p.m.
This workshop focuses on how to hook an audience and finish strong in your speeches and presentations.
Tuesday, October 25, 1 p.m.
Learn strategies to avoid the plagiarism trap when researching and writing an academic essay.
Getting Organized in Writing
Wednesday, October 26, 1 p.m.
Learn techniques to organize ideas and to begin drafting your essay.
Paragraphs - Introductions and Conclusions
Tuesday, November 1, 1 p.m.
Learn strategies for writing effective introductions and conclusions. Learn how to recognize when improvement is needed.
Creating Effective Visual Aids
Wednesday, November 2, 1 p.m. or 5 p.m.
Learn strategies to create effective, impactful visual aids.
Effective and Ineffective Persuasion
Thursday, November 3, 1 p.m.
Learn to effectively persuade an audience by constructing logical arguments.
Patterns of Organization in Academic Writing
Tuesday, November 8, 1 p.m.
Students review the most common organizational structures used for the major types of writing: expositive, descriptive, narrative, and persuasive.
Revising in Writing
Tuesday, November 15, 1 p.m.
Bring a current essay that you wish to revise and learn specific techniques to polish your essay.
Wednesday, November 16, 1 p.m. or 5 p.m.
This workshop focuses on proper oral citations and best practices for avoiding plagiarism in speeches.
Editing in Writing
Thursday, November 17, 1 p.m.
Students will discover how to finalize the writing process using proofreading strategies.
If you can't attend one of our workshops, some of them can be viewed online.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102, (630) 942-3941
Writing, Reading, and Speech Assistance
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL
60137 (630) 942-2800
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