Writing Resource Center Host Weekly Writing Workshops

Writing Resource Center weekly workshops cater to students who request help in improving their language, oratory and writing skills.

The workshop, facilitated by Florida A&M University Professors Matthew Grey and Veronica Yon, helps students to write content orderly. Workshops focus on structuring thesis statements, introductions and conclusions. Every subject is explained in depth with examples of different ways to format a paper.

Professors, like Mr. Grey, are open to questions to provide clarification and tips to write a flawless paper.

Dr. Veronica Yon, an English professor said, “Students should not adhere to having a 'three prong' thesis statement in their writing assignments, if three is not required or if more are needed to get the point across.”

Jabril Thomas, a freshman English major from Atlanta, Ga., said, ”The information was helpful because I thought that I always had to have three main points in my thesis to introduce my body paragraphs. Now I know it is not necessary unless that’s how main points I need to get my point across.”

Deborah McKnight, a junior public relations from Orlando, Fla., said, “The seminar was helpful to me because I am now writing a speech for a group in class, and I know I can better organize my thoughts without using all my pertinent information in my thesis statements. Now I can just hint to them in my introductory body paragraph to allude to the information that is to come.”

The Writing Resource Center has always been a tool that students can utilize to improve their skills at communication. The weekly workshops emphasize their dedication to helping the students at FAMU.

The workshops are held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Tucker Hall.