In past semesters, the Writing Lab has offered slots for students who wish to practice their presentations before doing them in class. In these practice sessions, students were able to receive valuable real-time feedback from a qualified Writing Lab tutor and from their fellow students in the audience.
We’ve decided to adapt these practice presentation slots to our remote-learning world, especially since many students may be presenting on Zoom or other virtual platforms for the first time. These virtual presentation practice sessions will allow students to iron out the technical kinks in their presentations as well as receive feedback on their presentation skills and materials.
There are several dates available. When registering, students can select their top two date choices, and also indicate any dates that will not work for them. Students will be scheduled in groups of 2-4 selected based on date preference, so there is a chance they may not get their top date choice if that date proves to be highly popular (or unpopular, for that matter). There is no need to sign up with a group of classmates–students will be assigned to presentation dates individually and will have the chance to watch presentations from other students from a variety of backgrounds and fields.
After each presentation, students and the Writing Lab tutor will be given time to provide written feedback to the presenter. This feedback will then be combined and emailed to each presenter after the session, so they may revise and practice accordingly.
Welcome to the Writing Lab! We are here to assist SCS students at any stage of the writing process. Our goal goes beyond editing–we want to help students become better writers. To do this, we have several offerings in Fall 2020:
New for Fall 2020 is a pilot offering: asynchronous tutoring. With asynchronous tutoring, students will not meet with a tutor in real-time. Instead, they will upload a document and receive feedback from a tutor within 48 hours. Learn more about this pilot offering and sign up here.
Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
We’ve listened to the feedback from students & faculty, and this semester are offering weekly student webinars (instead of our 4-5 workshops at the beginning of the semester). Join us at lunchtime on Wednesdays for a 30-45 minute webinar on a variety of topics. To see topic descriptions and sign up, visit our Webinars & Events page. Hope to see you at one soon!
End-of-semester crunch time is upon us! This time of the semester can be isolating, as you hole yourself up to finish writing or revising those last few pages. Don’t let the winter gloom or Capstone panic keep you home–come join the Writing Lab for a “Write-In!”
We’ll be in room C124 all day on Tuesday, Nov 26th to provide you a dedicated writing space (complete with coffee). You can write quietly in a corner or come armed with questions for the tutor who will staff the room–either way, it’s an excuse to leave your apartment and come work on your final project in a slightly more social (but not distracting) setting. Did we mention the free coffee?
RSVP here. And don’t forget to sign up for one-on-one tutoring as well–slots are filling up fast!
Registrations for the Fall 2018 semester workshops are now open. These workshops will begin on September 12, and cover a range of topics such as assignment types, thesis statements, and software to use for citations. To read more about these workshops, and to sign up, visit our workshop page.
A couple of our debut writing workshops this semester were so popular that we’ve decided to offer them again, in case you missed it (ICYMI)! This time, we’ll offer them online as Zoom webinars in the evenings. Hopefully this will mean that we can accommodate as many time zones and busy schedules as possible.
These sessions will be offered from 6:30pm – 7:30pm EST on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 and Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The topics will be the very first workshops we held this semester: Writing Process & Time Management and Thesis Statements & Organization. Registration is required.
For more information, and to register, visit our Workshops page.
I’m excited to announce that the schedule for one-on-one tutoring is now available! You can sign up for 30 minute appointments by visiting the calendar and clicking on the slot that fits best with your own schedule. You will be able to meet with one of our three experienced writing tutors to get advice about completing your writing assignments.
To get the most out of your tutoring session, please come with specific questions in mind for your tutor. Those 30 minutes will fly by!
Please also take some time to review the Writing Lab Policies to become familiar with what to expect.