Faculty workshop set for July 26th
The UWC’s summer faculty workshop, First Responders: Using Feedback to Improve Student Writing, is designed to help both new and experienced writing instructors respond more effectively to their students’ work.
UWC Executive Director Valerie Balester will lead the day-long workshop, which will cover rubrics, peer response, self-assessment, instructor comments, collective comments, and conferences. UWC Associate Director Candace Schaefer will also review using Turnintin as a feedback tool. This will be a hands-on workshop with participants practicing the techniques described.
The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, July 26th in Room 204E, Evans Library, with lunch provided. You can register here.
We’re still here!
The UWC will remain open for consultations at Evans Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, throughout the interim and summer sessions. You can make an appointment for an online or face-to-face session here.
Our West Campus location will be closed until the fall.
The UWC is proud to announce the winners of our 2013 Undergraduate Writing and Video Contests. Ashley Simmons wins the essay contest for “To Reconcile: Film, Trauma, and the First World War, ” and Trent Tate wins in video for “Boyd Education Foundation.”
Honorable Mentions for writing:
Eric Allen for “The Gundam Saga: Genre Analysis”
Matthew Brown for “Occupy Wall Street: The Forerunner of Marx’ Prophecy”
Jennifer DeLuca for “Environment and Food Microbiology Report”
Josh Lyles for “The Continual Prevalence of Segregation: The Crossroads of Social Discrimination and the White Legal Bias”
Honorable Mentions for video:
Brandon Vento for “Castiglion Fiorentino—Fall 2011”
John Anthony Sablan “’Rest of My Life’ (Soldier Tribute)”
This is the second year the UWC has sponsored undergraduate competitions in writing and video, and this time both winners are engineering majors. Ashley Simmons, winner of the writing competition, is a mechanical engineering major with an English minor. Her work focused on the role of trauma in two films depicting the effects of World War I. You can read the winning essay here.
Trent Tate, creator of the winning video, is a freshman majoring in Engineering Technology. Tate created his winning video to encourage donations to the Boyd Education Foundation, which raises money for schools in his hometown of Boyd, TX. You can see the winning video here. (more…)
Final (Paper) Countdown
Tuesday and Wednesday night, April 23 and 24th, the University Writing Center is hosting an event for undergraduate writers. We’ve invited all College Station campus undergrads to come to Evans Library from 5 pm till midnight to work on their writing. Students can sign up for shifts of 2-4 hours. Both librarians and writing consultants will be on hand to answer questions, and we’ll offer snacks and coffee to keep everyone fueled as they write.
Participation requires signing up. Students who signed up already should double check their booking at http://doodle.com/u9fkv5nbbvdhafiy. If you are an undergraduate and you wanted to participate in our Final (Paper) Countdown but didn’t have the chance to sign up, stop by tonight or call us at the writing center tomorrow at 979-458-1455, and we’ll see if we can fit you in.