Monday, December 6, 2010
The University Center for Writing-based Learning (the Writing Center) is closed during December Intercession, but there are still many places to go for help, support, and workspace as you continue writing:
1. DePaul Libraries - most of the libraries are open through December 22nd, though some have limited hours on weekends. See the library website for details: http://library.depaul.edu/About/hours.aspx (Tip: Working late in the Loop? Check out the Law Library in the Lewis Center. It is open late, and on weekends).
2. The Adult Student Center - on the 11th floor of the DePaul Center is another resource and “place to go” for adult students, with support staff and group workspaces.
3. DePaul's computer labs are still available - see locations and hours here https://www.is.depaul.edu/computers/labs/locations.asp#loop
4. Available 24/7 are the SNL Writing Guide for students online, and the Writing Center’s really comprehensive online resources for students working on papers.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
In this 6-credit course, you will:
-Earn L4 and another competence (A3A, H1X, or H2X).
-Practice your personal narrative writing skills, and learn how they can benefit your academic writing skills.
-Participate in an in-class Community Writing Workshop. You will practice your writing and get help and support from your classmates and instructors.
-Learn how writing together can improve communities.
-Learn to Write Together and Write Well!
Questions? Contact Steffanie Triller at 312-362-7631 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Register at www.snl.depaul.edu/Courses/Undergraduate/Registration.asp The syllabus for this course is available at http://www.snl.depaul.edu/WebMedia/People/LL_153.pdf
Monday, November 8, 2010
Your last chance to utilize the Writing Center's services at the Suburban Campuses is Saturday, Nov. 13th from 10 to 11:30 AM. Writing Groups facilitated by our consultants meet at the Oak Forest, O'Hare, and Naperville campuses. For more information, visit http://condor.depaul.edu/~writing/new_css/what/SCWG/scwg.html
No appointment is needed to use this service! Just show up!
The Writing Center offices at the Loop and Lincoln Park Campuses are open for regular service until Tuesday, Nov. 16. Visit depaul.edu/writing for information about Face-to-Face and online tutorials. During this time, you may also submit papers for Feedback by Email.
For more information or to contact us, visit depaul.edu/writing
Friday, November 5, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Anxiety and Stress Management Workshop
(DePaul Center, Suite 8500)
Thurs, November 4 4:30-5:30 PM
We will learn practical ways to manage test anxiety before, during, and
after an exam. This is a great workshop to learn how to manage your
stress as we approach finals!
Offered throughout the year, other workshops have focused on time management, planning for writing assignments, and study skills. Please contact CUPO at ACEworkshops@depaul.edu or 312/362-5358 for more information.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The University Center for Writing-based Learning will also have a table set up for people to come make their own posters to add to this collection; anyone who contributes to this display will receive a free t-shirt that says, "I Write with Pride". All those who contributed to SNL's poster are welcome to stop by the tables or either Writing Center office to pick up their t-shirts, too.
Your support and participation are greatly appreciated. The UCWbL is excited to showcase the many writers in the SNL program!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Why should you come? Read on to find out why your classmates are participating:
"The writing group held at the Oak Forest campus is very valuable for these reasons:
1. The distance is great!
2. The time on Saturday is great.
3. The group is small, giving me the attention needed.
4. I got to know a Writing Center consultant who I can submit my papers to during the week for Feedback by Email!
5. The Group Leader is relaxed, very helpful, and knowledgeable, making me feel comfortable with what I need to learn."
"The Suburban Campus Writing Groups have been a very positive learning experience. Not having any background with academic writing, I found myself second guessing my material and not knowing how to critique it. The staff was great with their assistance, but it was the interaction with other students that provided the best return on time invested. While I have used this workshop to review class materials, I have also used the resources for a sounding board for blog materials, ILPs and my resume. I would suggest that everyone take advantage of these sessions to make your writing better. You will see improvement and gain confidence very quickly after a few sessions."
"I actually have received more than I expected from the Suburban Campus Writing Groups. The SCWGs helped me opened my mind to think outside the perimeters of a box. The SCWGs gave me a chance to talk when no one may want to listen, expand outside the box, and converse through writing without boring someone. The Groups help me to dig deep into the recesses of my mind and actually 'VENT' or 'UNLOAD'."
“This was a perfectly timed and very positive experience for me. When I say that Morgan 'saved my life,' I am exaggerating only slightly. I had been carving away at the block marble and trying to find the 'angel' within it before he led me to the answer. Following that meeting, my instructor recognized the improvement between successive drafts, and my submitted final earned a good deal of praise from her.”
“Tom and Morgan were knowledgeable, polite, enthusiastic, and they appeared to really enjoy what they were doing. Their engagement with each of us created a comfort zone. I felt and saw in other participants a willingness to share ideas and to address specific writing challenges. I enjoyed the immediate and warm connection between all of us and felt that newcomers immediately became part of the group. I saw courtesy, respect, patience and encouragement. I saw (and felt no lack of my own) excitement when ‘something clicked.’ I just wanted to run right home and get to work, rather than avoid the assignment as happened when I lacked focus.“
Monday, October 4, 2010
Get Started and Get Help: Advanced Project Workshops will take place this Saturday at the Suburban Campuses
Working on an Advanced Project but stuck in a rut?
Confused about how to go about the research process for your Advanced Project?
Trying to remember how to cite the journal you referenced in your Advanced Project?
Worried that your Advanced Project is due soon and you do not know where to begin?
If any of these applies to you, consider attending an Advanced Project workshop at one of the Suburban Campuses this Saturday afternoon. The Writing Center will be offering Advanced Project workshops this Saturday, October 9th, on all Suburban Campuses. As part of the workshop, students will develop a plan to complete the Advanced Project, review proper citation style, and explore various research methodologies. Students will also have the opportunity to view and discuss previous Advanced Projects.
AP workshops will take place after the regularly scheduled Suburban Campus Writing Groups. Please contact Tom McNamara to RSVP. View the schedule for the Suburban Campus Writing Groups at the O'Hare, Naperville, and Oak Forest campuses here: http://condor.depaul.edu/~writing/new_css/what/SCWG/scwg.html
Monday, September 20, 2010
- want to do an ILP but do not know where to begin;
- have begun your ILP but want some guidance as you work through the process;
- have a draft of an ILP that you would like to workshop;
- want to develop a proposal and schedule for completing your ILP;
this workshop is the place for you! The workshops will take place at the Naperville, Oak Forest, and O'Hare campuses following the regularly scheduled Suburban Campus Writing Groups. To reserve your spot, contact Tom McNamara.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Freedom (http://macfreedom.com/). Use this handy tool to block your internet access for a set period of time if every time you start on a writing project, you find yourself checking your e-mail, CNN, Slate.com, your e-mail, Facebook, and so on. Cost; $10.
The Citation Machine (http://citationmachine.net/) and KnightCite http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/ are both applications that will help you create correct citations in a variety of citation styles. Cost: Free.
Endnote is software that will help you with citations and allows you to build a searchable database of sources for big research projects. DePaul has a site license for Endnote, which means you can download it for free through Campus Connect. To learn more, see http://library.depaul.edu/About/displayFAQ.aspx?f=160. Cost: Free to DePaul students.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Thanks to SNL Writing Instructor Kathryn Wozniak for finding this video.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Christie apparently sometimes resolved to get better organized, but never really did. Her process worked for her. If your process is not working for you, look at how some other writers go about the process of writing on Real Writers in Action and get some suggestions for ways to make your process go more smoothly on How to Write a Paper.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
The Writing Center's Writing Groups will meet on the Loop, Naperville, Oak Forest, and O'Hare campuses on the following Saturdays during the spring term:
- April 10th, 17th, and 24th
- May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th
Groups meet at the following times on each campus:
- Loop: 10:00-11:30 am
- Naperville: 10:00-11:30 am, 12:30-2:00 pm
- Oak Forest: 10:00-11:30 am
- O'Hare: 10:00-11:30 am
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Please consider submitting your paper today. The deadline for submissions this year is April 1st. You can find the submission form here: http://snl.depaul.edu/writing/WritingShowcase.html
Saturday, March 13, 2010
To learn more about the Writing Center's many on-campus and online services, see http://condor.depaul.edu/~writing/index.html
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Groups will resume next weekend. In the meantime, SNL writers are invited to use Feedback by Email or schedule IM/Webcam appointments. Information on those services can be found at http://condor.depaul.edu/~writing/html/sched/index.html.
To see more information about the conference in which the group leaders will be participating, visit http://condor.depaul.edu/~writing/html/news/index.html.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Many of your SNL classmates participated in the Suburban Campus Writing Groups in the fall. Will you be there this winter?
Through the groups, writers of all levels improved their writing through the feedback of peers and consultants from the Writing Center. All regular participants plan to take part again next term, and they’re hoping you’ll join them!
As a participant, you’ll learn to closely read yours and other’s writing, helping you construct and revise your writing more effectively than ever before!
Though you’re not required to be present each week, regular attendance is the best way for you to solidify your skills through the groups.
Writing groups during the winter term meet from Jan. 16 to Mar. 6 (with the exception of Feb. 6) at the following campuses:
Oak Forest: 10-11:30 am
Naperville: 10-11:30 am, 12:30-2 pm
O’Hare: 10-11:30 am
Email Tom McNamara at email@example.com if you’re interested in participating.
Email Tom McNamara at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in participating.