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Writing Center Events

Spring '17

For Students:

Quick Question Drop-In Sessions

Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 in Library 249 beginning February 22nd.

Do you have a specific question about your introduction or conclusion? Are you unsure about the wording of your thesis? Drop by the Writing Center on Wednesdays between 3:30-5:00 to discuss a particular question or section of your paper with a writing tutor! NOTE: To have your paper read in entirety, you must schedule a one-on-one appointment with a tutor in advance.

Selling the Sizzle: Writing Effective Cover Letters

Monday, April 10th at 3:30 in Library 249

While your resume is the "steak" of your job application, your cover letter is the "sizzle."   Join us and learn how you have transform your cover letter from one among many to one among the chosen few!

For Faculty:

Inspiring Real Revision

Wednesday, February 22nd at 12:00 in Library 249 (rsvp only)

Receiving feedback during the drafting process impacts the quality of student writing and increases their investment in writing assignments. Join us for lunch and a conversation about methods of responding that inspire students to think critically and revise more substantially.

Teaching ESL Writers

Tuesday, March 28th at 11:30 in Library 249 (rsvp only)

ESL writers face unique challenges with academic writing, and faculty are also challenged in responding to their work.  This session will begin with an overview of a few key theories that are pivotal in understanding the complexities of ESL writing.  A hands-on exercise will be provided to help fuse these theories into practice.  There will also be an opportunity for faculty to share dilemmas they have faced when evaluating the writing of ESL students.

"So What? Be Specific!" - Facilitating Authentic Thesis Development

Thursday, April 6th at 12:00 in Library 249 (rsvp only)

Although most students understand the importance of a well-crafted thesis to a sound academic argument, many struggle to develop meaningful thesis statements and refine those statements during the writing process. Participants in this session will discuss strategies for explicitly activating critical thinking in students before they begin to formulate arguments, explore methods for teaching students how to arrive at "working" or preliminary theses, and consider approaches to facilitating thesis modification.

Fall '16

For Students:

Selling the Sizzle: Writing Effective Personal Statements

Wednesday, October 12th at 3:30pm in Library LL25

Grades, activities, and accomplishments are the "steak" of the graduate school application, while the personal statement is the "sizzle." Join us to learn techniques that can transform your personal statement from one among many to one among the chosen few!

For Faculty:

Prioriting Process in Writing Assignm ent Design

Thursday, October 20th at 12:00 in Library 249 (rsvp only)

Process-driven writing promotes healthy student writing habits and produces better student writing. But how do we transform a product-oriented assignment into a process-oriented one?  Participants will leave this workshop with ideas for integrating the writing process into an assignment of their own.

Inspring Real Revision

Tuesday, November 15th at 12:00 in Library 249 (rsvp only)

Receiving feedback during the drafting process impacts the quality of student writing and increases their investment in writing assignments.  Join us for a conversation about methods of responding that inspire students to think critically and revise more substantially.