Thursday, July 14, 2011

[007] MTSU Writing Center Plans Free July 23 Community Workshop

FOR RELEASE: July 14, 2011
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Jenny Rowan, 615-494-8932 or

MTSU Writing Center plans free July 23 community workshop

MURFREESBORO—Need a pair of fresh eyes to glance over your updated resume, help you revise a scholarship essay or offer advice on test preparation? They’re waiting at MTSU during a free Professional Writing Workshop, scheduled for Saturday, July 23!

The event, hosted by the MTSU Margaret H. Ordoubadian University Writing Center, is open to students, staff, alumni and the surrounding community. It will be held in Room 362 of the James E. Walker Library, location of the Writing Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participants can work with University Writing Assistants on-site to revise resumes and curriculum vitae, statements of purpose and scholarship essays during the session. Attendees also can learn about preparing for the Graduate Record Examination, Graduate Management Admission Test, Medical College Admission Test and The Praxis Series, among others, as well as discussing interview strategies and email use and etiquette.

The UWC also will conduct a more formal workshop, beginning at noon on July 23, that includes a general presentation on professional writing skills. Participants may also drop in for other parts of the event to work with a tutor one-on-one.

For more information about the free community workshop, please contact Jenny Rowan, assistant coordinator of the University Writing Center, at 615-494-8932 or at

To learn more about the UWC, visit its website at

Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution located in Murfreesboro and is the state’s largest public undergraduate institution. In September 2011, MTSU will celebrate its 100th year anniversary with special events and activities throughout the year — kicked off by a Blue-Tie Centennial Gala on Friday, Sept. 9.


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