Apply for a Writing Mentor!
Apps due Thursday, February 18th, by 12pm, EST.
Worried about working remotely for final exams and projects this year? We get it. “Before You Go” for the end of the semester, stop by the Labyrinth Tent this Wednesday (Nov. 18th) between 4:30-6:30pm to see what campus resources are still available for you as many of us leave campus! Enter a raffle just by coming to the event, and pick up a goodie bag while you’re there, too. The Writing Workshop, Presentation Studio, Library, Peer Advisors, Math Workshop, CAPS, and the Resource Center will all be there to give more information about the support they offer.
See you Wednesday!
The Writing Workshop’s support for senior thesis writers continues as we move toward the end of the semester! Apply for a Thesis Mentor by noon EST on December 9, and we’ll do our best to pair you with an experienced peer tutor who will meet with you biweekly throughout the spring to read drafts, provide accountability, and be your cheerleader.
Our second Thesis Writers Retreat is this Friday (November 13), so stop by the Labyrinth Tent in person or join via our Slack remotely between 1 – 4 p.m. for workshops on writing while researching and plenty of time to work and consult with Workshop staff. RSVP here. Our Wednesday night write-ins also continue through the end of the semester. Join us in Olin’s Devlin Room before the break or on the Slack anytime between 8 – 10 p.m. EST on Wednesdays.
Feel free to email Ford Fellow Naomi Glascock at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
The Writing Workshop is now open for remote appointments. Instructions are provided below:
Find the Scheduler: WesPortal > Academics > Writing Workshop Account
Register: Let the Writing Workshop team learn more about your writing!
Make an Appointment: Click on any white square and fill out the form
Meet: Return to the scheduler 5 minutes before your appointment starts, click on the gold box, and click to join the meeting
A link to a PDF document outlining how to make an appointment is also provided below.
Contact information for Dr. Lauren Silber, Assistant Director of Academic Writing, is provided below:
Dr. Lauren Silber (she/her/hers)
Assistant Director of Academic Writing
Assistant Professor of the Practice in English
Shapiro Center for Writing, 301
A Note from the Writing Workshop
The Writing Workshop will be holding online tutoring hours during reading period today, Friday, 5/8, tomorrow, Saturday, 5/9, and Sunday, 5/11. They are offering a range of times from 8am until 9pm, EST to try to accommodate as many students from across the globe as possible.
Online remote sessions are certainly different, but can be so very helpful to students as they navigate this new terrain of finals. Working with a peer can be grounding, and our tutors are trained and ready to meet students and help as much as they can in these difficult times. Whether they want to use video, audio, or simply the chat function, students can share their drafts and brainstorm together through our online tutoring software.
As always, students can make appointments by going to Wes Portal –>Academics –> Writing Workshop where you will be redirected to our online scheduling system. Please review this PDF for directions and screenshots to help you navigate the online appointment. You can also find this information on our website.
Preparing for Your Thesis Virtual Info Session
Friday, April 3, 2020, 3pm – 4pm, EST
Join representatives from the faculty, Office of the Registrar, Olin Library, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the Office of Academic Advancement/Class Deans to discuss how to prepare for pursuing a thesis next academic year.
The info session will be offered online through Zoom, and you will be emailed the session access information after you submit your RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/westhesis.
We understand not every student interested in the session will be available to participate at the designated time. The session will be recorded and posted online for students to access before the end of the semester.
You may contact Dean Leathers at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns about your RSVP and/or the scheduled session.
We look forward to hosting you on April 3rd!
Writing Workshop Is Now Open
Students can make appointments to work with peer writing tutors through their Westportal:
Wesportal -> Academics -> Writing Workshop.
Afternoon hours are available on Sunday, with evening hours Sunday – Thursday.