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Writing Center Events

Fall `19

Designing Reflective Writing Assignments

Wednesday, October 9th from 1:30-2:30 in the Center for Teaching Excellence

How do you make reflective writing assignments that encourage actual student reflection? Reflection doesn’t have to mean solely personal writing; when used effectively, it can reinforce course learning objectives and further student development. This workshop will discuss strategies for building reflective writing assignments that work towards these goals. Faculty are invited to attend with a course in mind for which they would like to integrate a reflective writing component. Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, The Center for Engaged Learning, The Department of English, and The Writing Center.

Spring `20

For Students:

Personal Statements for Medical School Applications

Part I: Tuesday, March 24, 5:00-6:00 in Library 223 (rsvp only)

Introduction to writing personal statements for medical school applications

Part II: Tuesday, April 21 & 28 at 5:00 in Library 223 (rspv only)

Medical school personal statement follow-up workshops

Personal Statements for Graduate School Applications, Fellowships, and Scholarships

By appointment only

Please contact Will Toner, Associate Director of the Writing Center, at to schedule personal statement (or cover letter) consultations for graduate school, fellowship, scholarship, or professional applications.

For Faculty:

Responding to Student Writing

Thursday, March 19, 11:30-12:30 in Library 248 (rsvp only)

Faculty have the opportunity to help students develop as writers and thinkers through the feedback that they provide on papers – especially when feedback is formative.  Join us for a conversation about methods of responding that encourage students to think more critically and revise more substantively. Co-sponsored by the Writing Center and the English Department.

Tackling Grammar

Thursday, April 2, 11:30-12:30 in Library 248 (rsvp only)

This session begins with a short diagnostic that focuses on some of the more common errors in student writing. The ensuing discussion will help faculty members prioritize these errors and develop vocabularies to help students understand and avoid them. Co-sponsored by the Writing Center and the English Department.

Faculty Writers’ Retreat

Dates: June 3-5 (by application only)

“Our writing workshop had a huge impact on my quality of life.  Without this intentional commitment of time to write, there’s no way I could have finished up my research analysis, which was long overdue.” – Dr. Robert Hackey