Every semester, The Writing Center offers a variety of free workshops that are open to all APU students, faculty, and staff. The Writing Center’s workshops address challenging areas of the writing process, including APA format, research writing, and how to avoid plagiarism.
For more information, visit News and Calendar, or call The Writing Center at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3141.
Scheduling Your Semester: Writing as a Process
Bring all of your syllabi to this hands-on workshop, and learn how to plan your semester so that you’ll allow time to work through the writing process for each of your major assignments. We’ll discuss the variability and flexibility of the writing process and cover practical guides for each of the major phases—prewriting, drafting, revision, editing, and proofreading.
The Blank Page: How to Get Started
This workshop focuses on brainstorming and drafting strategies that will help you move past your insecurities and/or perfectionism in order to write quickly and without self-censorship.
How to Write Productively
Attendees of this workshop will learn practical strategies for becoming productive writers that will be beneficial throughout their college and professional careers.
One of our most popular workshops! Join us to learn the documentation style used in social sciences such as psychology, nursing, education, and natural sciences.
The Art of Argument: Basics of Persuasive Writing
In this workshop we will go over the basics of writing arguments, including thesis statements, premises, evidence, audience, and addressing the counterargument.
Going to the Source
Do you have a research project coming up? This workshop will teach you how to effectively find, quote, reference, and cite sources. We will also focus on avoiding plagiarism.
How to Revise, Edit, and Proofread Your Own Work
In this workshop we will discuss strategies for revising, editing, and proofreading your writing projects, as well as several ways to get outside feedback.