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Writing Center Events

Spring `19

For Students:

Personal Statements for Medical School Applications

Part I: Tuesday, March 26th @ 5:00 (RSVP only)

Introduction to writing personal statements for medical school applications

Part II: Dates TBD

Medical school personal statement 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:

Faculty Writers’ Retreat

Dates: TBD

“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

Fall ’18

For Students:

Quick Question Drop-In Sessions

Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 in the Writing Center beginning October 17th.

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 Tuesdays from 2:00-3:30 to discuss a particular question or section of your paper with a writing tutor. Remember: first-come, first-served!  [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 Personal Statements

Wednesday, November 14th at 3:30 in Lib 249

While grades, activities, and accomplishments are the “steak” of your graduate school application, your personal statement is the “sizzle.” Join us and learn how you have transform your personal statement from one among many to one among the chosen few!

For Faculty:

Faculty Book Group – The Meaningful Writing Project

The Writing Center and the Center for Teaching Excellence invite faculty to participate in a book discussion for those interested in exploring best practices in writing assignment design. Sessions will take place over three dates in October and November, based on participant availability. RSVPs will be capped at 10. Please contact Will Toner at to reserve your copy of the book and a seat at the discussion table.