Focused Workshops

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​Come to the Writing Center to attend ​free ​workshops focused on

writing, reading, and college success skills.

You will have an iPad to use during these interactive Focused Workshops

which are available at a variety of times throughout the week

​and which focus on the following topics:



 

WRITING SKILLS

FOCUSED WORKSHOP

DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP

Sentence Errors

Identifying and correcting fragments, run-on and fused sentences, dangling and misplaced modifiers, and pronoun reference and pronoun agreement errors.

Punctuation

Using commas, semicolons, colons, and apostrophes.

Verb Tense

Identifying forms and types of verbs, irregular verbs, verb tense, and shifts in tense.

Subject-Verb Agreement

Identifying the subject and verb, determining if the subject is singular or plural, and determining if the verb agrees with the subject.

Parts of Speech

Identifying nouns, verbs, modifiers, and conjunctions.



 

READING SKILLS

FOCUSED WORKSHOP

DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP

Comprehension

Reading strategies, such as asking questions, looking for key terms and relationships, and finding meaning with context clues.

Critical Thinking

Drawing inferences and making evaluations and predictions about readings.



 

COLLEGE SUCCESS SKILLS

FOCUSED WORKSHOP

DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP

Preparing for Your Essay Exam

Tips and test-taking strategies for essay exam preparation.  

COMPASS Placement Test Orientation 

Tips and test-taking strategies for preparing for the COMPASS placement test.  

Using Time to Reach Your Goals

Time management strategies, including identification of different types of goals, how to set goals, and how to reach them.

Learning Styles & Memory

Characteristics of and study tips for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles.

 

​How to sign up online for a Focused Workshop​:

1. Go to the Writing Center homepage.

2. Click on the "Make an Appointment" button.

3. Log in with your UH user name and, as your temporary password, your UH student ID number. ​

4. Click on "Search Availability": ​

   A. ​Choose "WC Workshops" ​ as the center.

   B. Select the Focused Workshop you want to attend.

   C.​ Choose the ​date and ​time that work best for you.

   D. Click "Save" and exit.

​5​. Check your UH email for confirmation showing the Focused Workshop for which you are registered.

Upon your request, confirmation of attendance will be emailed to your instructor.

​If you have questions or need help ​signing up for a Focused Workshop

or an individual session with a writing consultant,​

please drop by the Writing Center, call 455­-0409, or email writers [at] hawaii [dot] edu.