Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Have You Scheduled Your Writing Center Presentation?

Dear Faculty Member:

The Center for Writing-based Learning would like to remind you to schedule your informational presentations for Summer Quarter 2010 at the Loop and Suburban Campuses.  Presentations are a great way to get your students excited about utilizing the Writing Center’s services at your campus.

Presentations are about fifteen minutes in length and will include a demonstration of our online scheduling service as well as a quick tour of the resources available to students on our website.  A writing center consultant who works at your campus will deliver the presentation and take any questions from both the students and you.  Furthermore, the consultant can also lead a discussion about how the Writing Center can aid your students as they tackle work specifically for your course.

Finally, please note that Writing Groups begin this Saturday—June 26—at the Naperville, Oak Forest, and O’Hare campuses at 10 am, an invaluable resource for students who live in the suburbs.  Meeting on Saturdays throughout the term, these groups allow students to work on their writing in an atmosphere that promotes the sort of collaborative and active learning valued by SNL.  Most importantly, the groups allow students to practice reading and responding to the texts of others, allowing them to develop critical reading skills that they can utilize when assessing their own texts.  Also, our Lincoln Park and Loop Writing Centers are open, and students are welcome to schedule one-on-one and online appointments.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to email me (tmcnamar@depaul.edu) or consult the Writing Group page on the Writing Center website (depaul.edu/writing).  Please encourage your students to use our services!

Thank you for your continued support,
Tom McNamara

Lecturer, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse
Writing Groups Coordinator, UCWbL
802 W. Belden
Chicago, IL 60614

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