Happy fall semester, everyone! As we all dive into new ways of teaching and supporting our students, we wanted to update everyone on the writing support that continues to be available to faculty and students this semester. We’ve changed some procedures and guidelines, but we feel confident that we can offer the same quality writing support, no matter what the pandemic throws at us!
- The WRC opens for appointments on 31 (Student Writing Assistants (SWAs) are figuring out their schedules this week).
- We will be offering the choiceof either online one-on-one appointments with SWAs and in-person meetings in the WRC space.
- In-person meetings must follow WRC safety guidelines, which include wearing masks at ALL TIMES, maintaining social distancing, and not allowing more than 3 visitors in the space at one time. We’ve completely rearranged the space to make sure these guidelines are followed. We are also now cleaning fiends, and SWAs will disinfect the spaces after every visit.
- We are HIGHLY RECOMMENDING repeating, weekly appointments. Especially for students who are remote. Please help us sell this option to your students. These meetings have been shown to provide both accountability and social support. The student will have a set weekly (or bi-weekly, or monthly) time with the same SWA.
Faculty and Classroom Support:
- We are still doing classroom visits! Whether remote or masked in person, we are happy to continue to partner with faculty to offer writing instruction and activities in your classroom. We cater every visit based on your class’s needs and the time you have to give. Frequent topics: thesis statements, peer review sessions, literature reviews, writing about research, reading strategies, planning and writing workload management.
- 10min WRC introductions: Only have 10 minutes to give? NO PROBLEM! Either a SWA or a WRC faculty member will happily pop into your class to give a brief talk about the WRC and how your students can benefit from one-on-one writing support. (to set up a WRC intro, email AD of Writing Allie at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Faculty Writing Groups: stay tuned! If you’re interested in joining a faculty writing group, email Jenn Wells at email@example.com
- Syllabus boilerplate:
- The Writing Resource Center (WRC)supports students with any aspect of writing at any stage in their writing process — No really, ANY stage: brainstorming, planning, drafting, re-drafting, fine-tuning and editing, working on references, even talking through the stress of managing a heavy writing and reading workload. This support comes mostly in the form of meeting with a Student Writing Assistant (SWA) to have a one-on-one talk that is completely focused on you and your writing (you can make an appointment at mywconline.comor walk-in to LBR 103). Now offering both in-person and online meetings!
- There is now a Rhetoric and Writingsecondary AOC (minor)!!! If you have any questions about the requirements for this secondary AOC or how best to advise your students through the process of earning it, reach out to Director Jenn Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org