No registration is required. All workshops are free and open to UNC students and scholars.


Upcoming Workshops

Improving sentence variety with clauses & phrases
Wednesday, May 20, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Communicating outside the classroom with small talk
Thursday, May 21, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Using articles (a/an/the/Ø) correctly
Wednesday, May 27, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Listening in the classroom
Thursday, May 28, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Creating flow with noun phrases
Wednesday, June 3, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Participating in the classroom
Thursday, June 4, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Reporting data with verbs
Wednesday, June 10, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Southern English: Listening comprehension
Thursday, June 11, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Paraphrasing effectively
Wednesday, June 17, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

How to talk with advisors & PIs
Thursday, June 18, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Choosing verb tense in literature reviews
Wednesday, June 24, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Improving your English intonation with focus words
Thursday, June 25, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Commenting on data with hedges
Wednesday, July 1, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Summarizing your research
Thursday, July 2, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Critiquing politely with conditionals
Wednesday, July 8, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

African American English: Listening comprehension
Thursday, July 9, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Writing introductions with the CARS model
Wednesday, July 15, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

The vowels of English
Thursday, July 16, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Enhancing vocabulary with corpora
Wednesday, July 22, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

Facilitating class discussions
Thursday, July 23, 1-2 PM
Location: The Writing Center @ SASB North 0127

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Previous Workshop Descriptions

Thanks to all who attended!

Research Writing: Using Source Information Successfully

The Writing Center, Office of International Student and Scholar Services, Graduate and Professional Student Federation, and the Graduate and Professional Honor System have come together to host a workshop titled, “Research Writing: Using Source Information Successfully.” Open to students at all skill levels, this workshop will feature strategies for integrating sources effectively and for citing them properly.

Get to Know the Writing Center

Who comes to the Writing Center? What kinds of writing do they bring? What happens in a tutorial? How do we help international students? How do professors feel about it? Can you hang out there to write or study? Get answers to these questions and more. Come take a tour of the Writing Center, meet our tutors, have some refreshments, and learn all about the great services available here.

Writing Across the Disciplines @ UNC

What kinds of writing assignments can you expect in your classes? How is writing in one academic discipline different from writing in another discipline? What should you know and what can you do to successfully navigate these differences? Join us to discuss writing across the disciplines at UNC. We’ll answer all of these questions and more.

Research Writing: Using Source Information Successfully

The Writing Center, Office of International Student and Scholar Services, Graduate and Professional Student Federation, and the Graduate and Professional Honor System have come together to host a workshop titled, “Research Writing: Using Source Information Successfully.”  Open to students at all skill levels, this workshop will feature strategies for integrating sources effectively and for citing them properly. Space is limited.

Academic Writing in the US

Procrastination happens, but writing the paper doesn’t have to start with actual writing. Come learn tips for getting started, making writing less painfully slow, and making the transition to college level writing. Also learn strategies for using sources and avoiding plagiarism.

Classroom Discussion and Presentation Skills

Learn common expressions for asking for clarification, buying time, revisiting a previous topic, asking a question that may have been answered already, and for quickly and clearly communicating your thoughts to classmates.

Academic Reading

Enjoy reading Wikipedia, but hate reading scholarly articles? Having trouble completing readings? Ever stay up all night reading and still be clueless the next class? Come learn strategies for increasing efficiency and comprehension with a few simple checklists.

American Communication Styles

How do Americans express disagreement? How do we take turns in conversation? How do we interrupt? How do we say goodbye to people in authority? How do we handle status differences in communication? Come learn about typical communication patterns and expressions you can use.

Things to Do in Chapel Hill

You might know campus, but do you know Chapel Hill? What are the best (but cheap) restaurants/bars? Music venues? What’s open late? How do you get around without a car? Come by and learn insider tips and activities from other Carolina students and locals.

Listening and Note-Taking Strategies

Increase your comprehension of classroom lectures and small group discussion. Learn how to listen for key information and to take notes efficiently.

The Carolina Classroom 

Still nervous about raising your hand or talking to your instructors? Not sure what instructors’ expectations are? What do they mean by “participation”? Come by and learn about different class styles and how to interact with instructors from other Carolina students.

WOW: American University Culture–Things You Should Know

International students, do you really know what to expect from your classes, professors, and roommates? Do you wonder how things will be different from your home country? Would you appreciate some good advice? Come and meet internationally minded American students and returning international students to learn what surprised them and what they recommend for new international students.