Ways into Writing: Strategies for Getting Started or Unstuck

Do you freeze up when confronting a blank screen? Do you get stuck in the middle of a draft or when trying to revise? You’re not alone! This workshop, co-sponsored by the Writing Center and the McBurney Disability Resource Center, will teach strategies for moving past writer’s block, generating ideas, organizing your thoughts, and taking your draft to the next level during the revision process. Strategies we will explore include mind mapping, freewriting, using speech-to-text tools, envisioning alternate audiences, and even drawing. If you are currently working on or about to start a writing project, please bring your materials to the workshop (though this is not required!).

Access the workshop presentation in Kaltura Mediaspace.
Please note that the presentation is without sound.

Sec. 1 (for undergraduate students)
Mon. 9/14 1:30-3:00 p.m. CST
*Registration deadline: Sun. 9/13 at 11:59 p.m. CST

Sec. 2 (for graduate students)
Tues. 9/15 3:00-4:30 p.m. CST
*Registration deadline: Mon. 9/14 at 11:59 p.m. CST

To register for this workshop: Please click on your desired section above which 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.