Excelsior College Webinar Series for Veterans: How to Improve Your Writing

When:
September 18, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – September 18, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
2013-09-18T19:00:00-04:00
2013-09-18T20:00:00-04:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Mike Lesczinski
518-608-8450
Excelsior College Webinar Series for Veterans: How to Improve Your Writing

Many veterans returning to school do not possess college-level writing skills, which can make earning their degree even more of a challenge. In this informational webinar, Excelsior College writing experts will explore how veterans can overcome the most common writing struggles and outline resources and services available to both the general public and Excelsior students to help veterans sharpen their skills and find success in college.

In particular, this webinar will address, a number of key areas including:

  1. Generating topic ideas both with and without research
  2. Developing a thesis and/or focus
  3. Essay Organization
  4. Integrating and citing source material
  5. Using appropriate language and formal tone
  6. Effective revising and editing habits (and knowing the difference)

In addition, Excelsior experts will outline educational writing resources freely available to the general public, including Grammarly and both the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL) and the ESL Writing Online Workshop (ESL-WOW) as well as Smarthinking, which is open to Excelsior students.