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The Final Paper Countdown is back!

FPC Spring '14It’s that time of the year again when paper deadlines are looming. If you’ve got a final paper or project to finish but feel like you barely have the energy to take a nap, the Final Paper Countdown is your answer. The UWC will supply a quiet place to work, snacks, caffeine, and writing consultants and librarians to answer all of your questions. All you have to do is show up and write! Sign up for a one- to four-hour block anytime between 5 p.m. and midnight on

  • Sunday, April 27
  • Monday, April 28
  • Tuesday, April 29

Sign up with alone or with your friends. Then, at your appointed time, show up at Evans Library, Room 204E with your laptop and research materials and come work with us.

Sign up today; space is limited.

Remember: you don’t have to write alone!

Aggie Voices Contest winners announced for 2014

We’re delighted to announce the winners for the 2014 Aggie Voices Undergraduate Contest, which recognizes outstanding work done by Texas A&M undergraduates. Each year the contest winners are selected by the faculty members of the W and C Course Advisory Committee; this year the committee selected one winner for the writing division but decided to award two top prizes in the video division. Each of the winners will receive a $100 Amazon.com gift card. The committee also selected two entries in each division to receive an honorable mention. 

Writing Division Winner:

“My Grandfather’s Orchard” by Christopher Findeisen [Read here.]

Writing Division Honorable Mentions: 

“Formels and Falcons: Chaucer’s Female Birds as Complementary Figures” by Ashley Simmons [Read here.]

“Drop Dead Gorgeous: An Approach to America’s Struggle with Anorexia” by Sarah Knop  [Read here.]

Video Division Winners:

“Kid President Pep Talk Kinetic Type” submitted by Rachel Mayor [Watch here.]

Rommates James Simmons and Sam Richter were co-creators of one of the winning videos.

Roommates James Simmons and Sam Richter were co-creators of one of the winning videos.

“Finals: In the Arms of an Angel” submitted by James Ross Simmons. [Watch here.]

Video Division Honorable Mentions:

“Existence” submitted by Stephen Swirsky

“Spring Show 2013 Promo II” for Fade to Black submitted by Kathy Quigley

Sarah Knop was given an Honorable Mention from the judges--and a photo bomb from a consultant!

Sarah Knop was given an Honorable Mention from the judges–and a photo bomb from a consultant!

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UWC offers faculty workshop on W course basics

Faculty discuss a paperOn Thursday, May 1st, the UWC will host their popular “W Course Primer: Assign It, Teach It, Grade It,” a faculty workshop designed to demystify the process of teaching writing in a W course.

This hands-on workshop, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will cover how to create assignments, provide instruction, give feedback, and develop and use rubrics. Lunch provided. (Note that May 1st is a reading day.)

You can learn more and register here.

 

UWC seeks student for graphic design position

Erin gig 'emThe University Writing Center is looking for a student to serve as a graphic designer for the 2014-2015 school year. We’re looking for someone with design experience and knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign, and PhotoShop to create promotional and educational materials both in print and online. The ideal candidate will be both creative and responsible, able to meet deadlines and work with others. The designer will work between 10 and 15 hours a week. The UWC offers a creative and fast-paced environment that encourages innovation. This position is a great way to improve your design skills and expand your portfolio!

Interested students can apply here.

Writing and speaking consultant positions open for the fall 2014 semester

Aubrey consultingThe UWC is hiring writing/speaking consultants starting in the fall of 2014. We will be hiring now and through the end of this semester. We are seeking high-quality undergraduate interns and graduate students. All majors are needed!

Consultants work one-to-one with Aggies on improving their writing and speaking. They consult on-line and in person and may work at reception, help develop tutoring materials, conduct classroom workshops, or represent the writing center at various functions. They have opportunities to attend professional conferences and develop a professional profile.

Consultants will earn certification as tutors from the College Reading and Learning Association. Graduate consultants can add tutoring across the disciplines in writing and speaking to their curriculum vitae; undergraduate interns can add an internship and certified skills in tutoring and superior communication to their resumes.

If you think this position suits you, we urge you to apply. For the application form, and more details, visit: Apply for a Writing and Speaking Consultant Position.

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