The Writing Center will close at 4:30 on Aug. 14 and reopen for the fall semester at 9:00 am on Sept. 14.
Where? inside the Murphy Learning Center, Murphy Library, 2nd floor
When? May 26-Aug 14: M-Th, 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Special Hours for Spring Finals: May 10, 4-9 pm; May 11 and 12, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm; May 13, 10:00 am-3:00 pm; May 14, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
How? Use our online booking system; simply click to go through the steps. There's a link to our booking system on our Facebook page, too, OR you can stop by to see us in the Murphy Library Learning Center and a tutor will be happy to help you make an appointment.
Why? To get feedback on any writing assignment, at any stage.
Who? Peer tutors will help any UWL student.
More questions? Email us at email@example.com.
We at the Writing Center are now accepting online submissions. Whether you have a nearly completed paper or only a topic and rough outline, we are ready to help.
Following are the guidelines for submission:
A few tips:
As with all Writing Center services, workshops are free to UWL students. We do ask that you register.
This workshop will help education students prepare for the writing section of the Praxis Core test. Activities will include practice with timed writing, analyzing sample essays, and discussion of core writing concepts included on the test. Be sure to bring your laptop!
This workshop helps students think about writing in formats and patterns that build on the rigid formulas they may have learned in previous writing classes. Principles of organization, development, and thesis placement will be explored, and individual tutors will be on hand to help you with specific writing projects. Be sure to bring your laptop and any current writing projects!
This workshop is co-sponsored by the UWL It Makes Cents Money Management Center and is designed to help students find and apply for scholarships. Register here.
As the School of Education transitions to this new high-stakes portfolio system, the Writing Center will offer some study in the genre and writing techniques expected in the edTPA. Although this workshop is especially targeted to Field I and Field 2 students, all Education students are welcome to attend. Registration is now closed for this workshop. Be sure to bring your edTPA Handbook, a lesson you're working on or have completed, and your laptops!
Writing Center tutors are here to assist you with all of your writing needs. Simply stop by Murphy Library Learning Center sign up for a tutoring session. You may also come in on a drop-in basis if tutors are available. Use our computers, our reference books, our couch, our staplers, our tables--but most of all use our friendly and knowledgeable tutoring staff.
To get the most from your tutoring session, please bring a copy of the assignment as well as any notes or drafts. Feel free to bring in electronic versions of your work as well. Although tutors can help at the last minute, the sooner you can come in the better. Peer tutors encourage writers to be as independent as possible. We ask questions and build scenarios designed to help writers find and analyze their own problems.
The Writing Center tutors are UWL undergraduates from many different majors: Psychology, Chemistry, Biology, English, Accounting, History, ESS. Meet the current team of tutors.
On any given day, you are as likely to see a biology major as an English major, a freshman as a senior--or even a graduate student--using the Writing Center. Some people are working on their resumes, others are brushing up on APA documentation, and still others are discussing paper topics or overcoming writer's block. The people who visit the Writing Center are a diverse group, but they all share a commitment to improve their writing.
Peer tutors offer writers help in preparing
at any stage in the composing process:
Every paper can be better.
Better writers, not just better papers
Every writer has strengths.
Writers are in charge of their writings.
The writer does the writing.
For tutoring to be teaching, the writer must talk so the tutor can listen
Hiring for Writing Center positions for the 2015-2016 school year is now complete. To apply for the 2016-2017 school year, fill out an application and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed in April of 2016.
Virginia Crank, Writing Center Director
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