Writing Center Workshops

In addition to consultations, the Writing Center offers writing workshops. The Dirty Dozen workshop series is featured each fall, and we often offer the Writing for Success workshop series in the spring. In addition, we provide presentations at the request of professors. Workshops are conducted online at present.

Dirty Dozen Workshops: Fall 2021

The eight-part, 45-minute Dirty Dozen workshops are designed to help writers recognize and avoid grammatical errors that are both common and serious. Mastering the Dirty Dozen will help make your writing clear and direct.

For a quick summary, see The Dirty Dozen, with Examples and Correlation to Handouts. For more informative content, we encourage you to take advantage of the Dirty Dozen videos and PDFs at our Student Resources page and the grammar handouts on our Handouts page.  You can also schedule a Writing Center consultation to work one-on-one with a consultant on grammar issues.

Writing for Success: From Research to Real World

This workshop series is the WC’s comprehensive HOW-TO for developing and writing a research paper. We don’t expect to offer the live workshop series in the Spring 2021 semester, but we might present some components in real-time, online workshops. We’ll give you notice if we do, but don’t hold your breath!  Instead, take a look at the presentation materials on our Student Resources page. And, of course, you can obtain guidance on all the same writing issues by scheduling a one-on-one Online consultation with a writing consultant.

Faculty Information

 Faculty, you are welcome to attend any of the WC workshops. If you would like to schedule a consultant to give a presentation or workshop to your class, please email us at writingcenter@methodist.edu, indicating the content and desired dates (give us a few options), and we’ll get back to you shortly.