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UWC closed during interim

The University Writing Center will be closed to appointments from August 18th until September 1st. During those 2 weeks, the UWC staff will be preparing for the fall semester. We’ll be training almost 30 new consultants and putting some finishing touches on our new website.

We’ll be back and ready to write with you on the first day of classes, Monday, September 1st!

See you then! (And keep an eye on this space for our new and improved website!)

New conversation program introduced

The UWC is pleased to introduce a new program for international students.

The Practice Listening and Conversational English (PLACE) Program allows students to work with the same consultant for up to 5 sessions as they improve their English through conversation. It’s our hope that being paired with the same consultant over multiple sessions will allow students to improve their English fluency in a relaxed and comfortable manner.  Each appointment will last up to 45 minutes with the students determining the nature of the discussion. Students signing up for the program are encouraged to focus on the topics that most concern them and to bring specific questions to their sessions. (more…)

UWC introduces new conversation program

Students hoping to improve their English fluency now have a new option at the UWC: they can sign up to participate in the Practicing Listening and Conversational English (PLACE) program, which will allow them to work on their English skills with the same consultant for up to 5 sessions.

“We know there are students at Texas A&M who are interested in improving their fluency in English,” says UWC Executive Director Valerie Balester. “And many of those students have already been booking appointments with us to work on their conversational skills. We think this new program, which will pair a student with the same consultant for several sessions, will help put students at ease and allow them to make more rapid progress.”

Students can sign up for the new program at here.

Workshop on reflective writing set for July 11

UWC Executive Director Valerie Balester will lead a workshop on reflective writing.

UWC Executive Director Valerie Balester will lead a faculty workshop on reflective writing.

Assigning reflective writing, which asks students to think back over a particular experience, can be a great way to engage students. Or it can be a waste of everyone’s time if not used effectively. Learn how to make the most of reflective assignments in your courses with a new workshop offered by the University Writing Center in cooperation with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). The writing center’s Executive Director Valerie Balester will lead the July 11th workshop, (more…)

Interim and Summer Hours

Sign and exteriorDon’t worry; we’re not going anywhere!

During the interim and summer sessions, the UWC will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Evans Library, although appointments will be somewhat more limited, particularly during the interim session, due to reduced staffing. You can make an appointment here.

Our West Campus location will remained closed until after the start of the fall semester.

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