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.


Thesis Sentence
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1 p.m.

Learn about the purpose of a thesis statement and how to develop an effective statement for your essays.

Fear of Public Speaking
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1 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)
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1 p.m.

This workshop focuses on how to hook an audience and finish strong in your speeches and presentations.

Textbook Strategies and Note-Taking
Monday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m.

Learn strategies to help you comprehend the information in your college textbooks and to take effective notes.

Oral Citations
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1 p.m.

This workshop focuses on proper oral citations and best practices for avoiding plagiarism in speeches.

Run-on Sentences
Thursday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m.

Have you ever had "run-on" written in the margins of a paper?  Learn how to avoid this common problem in your writing.

Formatting a Paper
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m.

Participants will create correctly-formatted templates for academic papers in MLA and/or APA styles.  Tips for formatting a bibliography will be shared.

Effective Visual Aids
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1 p.m.

Learn strategies to create effective, impactful visual aids.

Effective Business Presentations
Monday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m.

An overview of development, construction, and execution of effective business presentations, including tips for individuals and teams on logistics, citations, format, visuals, and delivery.

Avoiding Plagiarism
Thursday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m.

Learn strategies to avoid the plagiarism trap when researching and writing an academic essay.

Fear of Public Speaking
Thursday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m.

Participants will learn the sources of public speaking anxiety and strategies to try to overcome that fear.

Getting Organized in Writing
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m.

Learn techniques to organize ideas and to begin drafting your essay.

Catchy Attention Getters and Clinchers (for speeches)
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m.

This workshop focuses on how to hook an audience and finish strong in your speeches and presentations.

Paragraphs - Introductions and Conclusions
Thursday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m.

Learn strategies for writing effective introductions and conclusions. Learn how to recognize when improvement is needed.

Effective and Ineffective Persuasion
Monday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m.

Learn to effectively persuade an audience by constructing logical arguments.

Oral Citations
Thursday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m.

This workshop focuses on proper oral citations and best practices for avoiding plagiarism in speeches.

Effective Visual Aids
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1 p.m.

Learn strategies to create effective, impactful visual aids.

Revising in Writing
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m.

Bring a current essay that you wish to revise and learn specific techniques to polish your essay.


Workshop Videos:

If you can't attend one of our workshops, some of them can be viewed online.

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Contact Information


Learning Commons
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102, (630) 942-3941

Mathematics Assistance
(630) 942-3339

Writing, Reading, and Speech Assistance
(630) 942-3355

Tutoring Services
(630) 942-3686

Text us for more information
(630) 942-3940

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(630) 942-2800 (Main)

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