Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center offers students the opportunity to attend workshops, which are held approximately twice a month, throughout the fall and winter semesters. Student workshops are typically held Tuesday or Thursday during “dead hour.”

Schedule of upcoming workshops

All workshops take place in the Briggs 129 (Next to The Writing Center) and last about 45 minutes. Students who are interested in attending should reserve your space in a workshop.


MLA Style Review

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 — 1 - 1:45 p.m.
What is MLA format? How and when do we use it? Why is it important? The Writing Center MLA workshop helps students understand how to format their paper in MLA style, cite information and create a "works cited" page, so that the information they use to prove a point is given proper credit and plagiarism is avoided.

Peer Review

Thursday, March 24, 2022 — 1 - 1:45 p.m.
Peer review has a bad reputation. Some view peer review as unproductive because they’ve received advice that’s too nice or too vague to be helpful, too critical to be constructive, or too focused on surface-level editing issues rather than content. In this workshop led by Jake, students learn the concepts and practices of effective peer review. They will see examples of constructive and non-constructive feedback and learn why it's not helpful to correct every mistake in a paper or to give only positive feedback.

Writing a Literature Review

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 — 1 - 1:45 p.m.
This workshop helps students understand the value of a literature review and offers strategies for how to effectively write one at the college level. Stuart will cover how to structure a literature review, reading strategies, writing strategies, synthesis, and appropriate citation strategies.

Stress Relief for Finals

Tuesday, April 21, 2022 — 1 - 1:45 p.m.
Join Writing Center consultants to relieve some stress before finals. Students will participate in a guided meditation, beginner yoga for tension relief, aromatherapy and mindful coloring. Snacks provided!

Write Nights

Join us on the first and third Wednesday of every month (beginning Nov. 17) for focused writing time with the assistance of a consultant.

Write Nights
5 - 7 p.m.
Briggs 129

Students will be provided with a free snack to fuel your writing!

No registration needed. Just show up and work on your writing.

Request a workshop

University of Detroit Mercy faculty are invited to request Writing Center workshops. Workshops are an excellent way to introduce students to specialized topics in writing and give students a chance to practice.

Workshops are taught by a writing consultant with topic-specific training, and can be held in your classroom or Briggs 129.