Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Anxiety and Stress Management Workshop Nov. 4 at DePaul

Are your end-of-the-quarter deadlines stressing you out? Check out the "Anxiety and Stress Management" workshop at DePaul! The Commerce Undergraduate Program Office (CUPO) and the Actively Choosing Education (ACE) workshop coordinators are offering this free workshop to students. Details are below:

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

National Day on Writing is Wed. Oct. 20 - Check out SNL's contribution at DePaul Student Center!

In celebration of the National Day on Writing, the "Gallery of Writers" display will be in DePaul's Lincoln Park and Loop Student Centers from 11-5 on Wednesday, October 20. Several of SNL's faculty, staff, and students will be represented on a group poster, so please check it out!

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 do SNL writers participate in the Suburban Campus Writing Groups?

The Suburban Campus Writing Groups continue on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10-11:30 am and will meet at the Oak Forest, O'Hare, and Naperville campuses on all Saturdays until Nov. 13. Visit http://condor.depaul.edu/~writing/new_css/what/SCWG/scwg.html for more information.

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

Are you:

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