Penn State Great Valley's Writing Center offers five workshops available to currently enrolled students.

  • Digging in the Database: Research Skills in Review
    Brush up your research skills and refine your keyword search results. Hosted by Penn State Great Valley Head Librarian Billie Walker.
    Register for Tuesday, September 12
  • APA: A Primer
    Many courses at Penn State Great Valley require use of American Psychological Association (APA) editorial style.This short workshop introduces APA style guidelines and formatting rules.
    Register for Wednesday, September 13
  • Writing in Graduate School: Back to Basics
    From developing essays, to using source material, to understanding the sometimes mysterious conventions of academic discourse, this workshop offers participants tools to become competent graduate-level writers and scholars.
    Register for Thursday, September 14
  • Clear, Coherent, Concise: Strategies for Writing with Style
    A readable writing style depends less on talent and more on careful crafting of sentences. This workshop presents four sentence-writing techniques to transform weak, wordy writing that stumbles into precise, powerful prose that flows.
    Register for Wednesday, September 20
  • Presentation Design and Delivery 
    This workshop will present simple strategies for developing and delivering oral presentations that inform, engage, and persuade.
    Register for Thursday, September 21

All events take place from 5:00 until 5:55 p.m. Registration is free and pizza is provided. For more information, contact Writing Coach Erica Vinskie at


Procrastinating on your term paper? Distracted by the demands of work? Kids? Spouse? Dog? All of the above?

Join our campus librarian and writing coach for a distraction-free evening where you can focus on your term paper. We’ll provide a hot meal, writing assistance, and individual and group workspaces. 

Register for Wednesday, September 27, 4–9:00 p.m.
Register for Thursday, October 5, 4–9:00 p.m.

The Write-Ins will take place in the Knowledge Commons.