Writing About Literature: How to Build an Engaging Interpretive Argument

Not sure how to go about writing an essay for your literature class? This workshop will get you moving in the right direction by addressing some of the biggest challenges undergraduate students experience when writing a literary analysis. With other workshop participants, you’ll practice strategies for close reading a text, learn to revise thesis statements for clarity and originality, and discuss options for organizing paragraphs and analyzing quotations. Whether you’re writing about a play, a poem, or a graphic novel, this workshop will provide you guided practice in the critical thinking skills you need to succeed in academic writing.

Sec. 1 Wednesday, 3/6 4:00 PM-5:15 PM

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.