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Writing Center Events

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Spring '16

For Students:

Selling the Sizzle: Writing Effective Cover Letters - Wednesday, April 13 at 4:30 in Library 223

While your resume is the "steak" of your job application, the cover letter is the "sizzle."  Learn how you can transform your cover letter from one among many to one among the chosen few!

Fiction Writing Workshops - Various days and times.  Please contact Will Toner at wtoner@providence.edu​ to inquire. 

For Faculty:

What Makes Writing Good? - Monday, February 22 from 11:30-1:00 in the Writing Center

In this workshop, we will explore how instuctors across and within various disciplines evaluate writing.  What common values inform our judgments about writing?  And how might the assessment of writing vary by instructor, discipline, and genre?  We will ground our conversation in a participatory review sesion of a sample studnet paper, followed by lunch.  This session will be co-facilitated by Dr. Anne Porter of the English Department and Writing Center Assistant Director, Will Toner.  Spots available by RSVP only.  Please contact Will Toner at wtoner@providence.edu for more information.

Scoring Guides, Checklists, and Rubrics, Oh My! - Friday, March 18 from 11:30-1:00 in the Writing Center

In this session, workshop facilitators will offer examples of three commonly used methods for scoring writing and invite participants to consider how they might tailor these methods to their own assignments. This session will be co-facilitated by Dr. Anne Porter of the English Department; OAS/Writing Center Director, Dr. Bryan Marinell; and Writing Center Assistant Director, Will Toner.  Spots available by RSVP only. Please contact Will Toner at wtoner@providence.edu for more information.

Teaching ESL Writers - Thursday, April 14 from 11:30-1:00 in the Writing Center

Session co-facilitated by ESL Specialist, Manuela Barcelos, and OAS/Writing Center Director, Dr. Bryan Marinelli.  Description coming soon!  RSVP only.  Please contact Will Toner at wtoner@providence.edu for more information.