Improving Style (virtual)

This four-week workshop is for undergraduate and graduate students who want to improve their writing style. We’ll consider the subjectivity of “good style,” including the origins of opinions about style, how they vary, and why this is important to understand as we get feedback on our writing. Each week, we’ll look at a different topic: 1.) clarity in your writing, 2.) issues at the vocabulary and sentence level, 3.) issues at the paragraph level, and 4.) issues at the holistic level. Each workshop includes big-picture thinking about the topic, practical tips to use in your own writing, and discussion of our own experiences as writers and readers.

This workshop meets 3:00-4:30 PM on Wednesdays (11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1) starting in November.

  • First meeting: Wednesday, November 3
  • Second meeting: Wednesday, November 10
  • Third meeting: Wednesday, November 17  (No workshop on November 25 due to Thanksgiving Recess)
  • Fourth meeting: Wednesday, December 1

Register for this workshop

Clicking the registration button will take you to the Office of Human Resources’ online registration system. You will receive an email confirmation from the UW-Madison Writing Center once the registration goes through.

To join this workshop virtually: On the day of the workshop, all registered students will receive an email from the workshop facilitators with information about how to join and participate in the online workshop.