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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.


Getting Started in Writing
Wednesday, Sept. 6

Participants will learn helpful strategies to overcome writer's block and generate ideas.

Thesis Sentence
Tuesday, Sept. 12

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

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

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

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

Oral Citations
Wednesday, Sept. 27

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

Run-on Sentences
Thursday, Sept. 28

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

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

Learn strategies to create effective, impactful visual aids.

Effective Business Presentations
Monday, Oct. 9

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

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

Fear of Public Speaking
Thursday, Oct. 19

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

Getting Organized in Writing
Tuesday, Oct. 24

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

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

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

Paragraphs - Introductions and Conclusions
Thursday, Oct. 26

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

Effective and Ineffective Persuasion
Monday, Oct. 30

Learn to effectively persuade an audience by constructing logical arguments.

Oral Citations
Thursday, Nov. 2

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

Effective Visual Aids
Tuesday, Nov. 7

Learn strategies to create effective, impactful visual aids.

Revising in Writing
Wednesday, Nov. 8

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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425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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