Spotlight Skills Online Writing Workshop Series

The Writing Center offers a Spotlight Skills Writing Workshop Series that is focused on specific writing and research topics in 30-minute sessions followed by a live question-and-answer period.  The workshops are offered live through Zoom.  To attend, please register using the links that appear below.  If you cannot attend the workshops live and would like to receive the recording, please also register using the links below.  For questions, please call (480) 965-9072. For ASU Zoom account questions, please see our guide about how to sign up for your Zoom account.

Fall 2021 Schedule


Monday, August 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm:  Reading Assignment Descriptions and Brainstorming 
Learn about the essential skills for analyzing your assignment descriptions as well as brainstorming strategies you can use to get started on your course papers.  
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm:  Critical Reading and Engaging with Sources
This session will review ideas, considerations, and strategies that you can employ to help you read and analyze a variety of texts in your college courses.  
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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm:  How to Write a Thesis Statement
Learn how to develop thesis statements for a variety of specific types of writings, e.g., argumentative, expository, and reflective writing.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm:  Avoiding Plagiarism: Using and Citing Sources 
This session will describe the importance of citing sources as well as the overall logic guiding citation styles. You’ll also learn about ways of effectively using and citing sources across your college courses.
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Monday, October 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm:  Using APA Citation Style
This workshop will review the basics of APA style that will help prepare you to properly create APA in-text citations and references pages.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm:  Tips for Revising and Editing Final Papers. 
Review strategies for assessing and revising thesis statements, word choice, tone, and evidence integration.
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