Tuesday, November 29, 2016

December Writing Boot Camps

Writing Boot Camp
Get your assignments completed!

Do you have an incomplete grade? A final project that is dragging on? A current assignment that needs help?
Finish your assignments, ILP, AP, Capstone or AIP at an SNL Writing Boot Camp.

Program is designed for undergraduate or graduate SNL students who currently have an incomplete grade on their transcript OR have a current project they wish to complete. Sessions are set up to increase the likelihood students will complete necessary courses to obtain a degree.
Sign-up for one or more free, faculty-led sessions especially if you have multiple classes which currently have incomplete grades or projects that need completing.

Session Dates//Location:
Wednesday, November 30, 5:00-9pm// Loop Campus, Daley Bldg., 14 E. Jackson, Lab 1325

Wednesday,    December  7,   5:00-9pm// Loop Campus, Daley Bldg., 14 E. Jackson, Lab 1325

Wednesday,     December 14,  5:00-9pm// Loop Campus, Daley Bldg., 14 E. Jackson, Lab 1325

Wednesday,  December  21,  5:00-9pm// Loop Campus, Daley Bldg., 14 E. Jackson, Lab 1325

 To Register: Email snlevents@depaul.edu with your desired session. Walk-ins are welcome!

Friday, November 18, 2016

5th Annual Month of Writing

Although we are in mid-November (or NANOWRIMO for all you  aspiring novelists), the memory of the Month of Writing (MOW) is still fresh. Just this morning, I was editing the manuscript I created during MOW.

To remind yourself of all of the things we did last month, read this article.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Finals Week at the Writing Center

Finals are upon us, and the University Center for Writing-based Learning will be open Wednesday through Friday this week to assist students with end-of-term work.

The UCWbL has Writing Center locations in both Lincoln Park and the Loop, and both locations have finals week hours between 10-5 from Wednesday, the 16th, through Friday, the 18th.

While the schedule is already filling up, cancellations may be available. Visit WCOnline (register if you don't have an account), and click on the clock symbol next to the date that you'd prefer to be added to their waitlist. Be sure to select the correct campus from the drop-down menu (Loop AQ Finals 2016 in the example below).

The Chat With a Tutor function on the UCWbL website (located on the bottom of the page) may also be of use to students with quick questions during business hours.

Best wishes to everyone in the weeks ahead!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

End of Term Writing Services

As the Fall Quarter wraps up, many students face projects that need to be completed. It is important to know that there are resources that they can still use.

On Saturday, November 12, SNL Writing will host the final Writing Boot Camp in 14 E. Jackson, Lab 1325. This Camp will run from 9am – 1pm. Members of SNL faculty will be available to help students with any stage of their writing assignment. (There will also be snacks.)

Register at snlevents@depaul.edu. Walk-ins welcome.

The Loop Writing Center will remain open until week 10.  Students can schedule Face-to-Face appointments, Written Feedback Appointments (to receive feedback through email), or online real time appointments. To schedule an appointment, follow this link: http://condor.depaul.edu/writing/programs-writing-center-scheduling-appointments.html

The Writing Center will keep the following schedule:
(Open Weeks 2-10 Each Quarter)
Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00a-7:00p
Tuesday 9:00a-7:00p
Wednesday 9:00a-7:00p
Thursday 9:00a-7:00p
Friday Noon-5p

Saturday Noon-5p

Friday, October 28, 2016

Aloud! Including Writers from DePaul's SNL

SNL Advanced Elective "Write Where You Are" class and the Writing Center's Jennifer Finstrom

When I arrived at the DePaul Writers Guild Aloud! open-mic on October 20th, current students and alumni were already gathered, waiting. They tried to keep their voices low as the Loop Writing Center tutors finished their work. But the overwhelming sense of camaraderie could not tamp their exuberance.

Later SNL students from Steffanie Triller’s Write Where You Are Advanced Elective class joined the event. The regular attendees were cheerful and supportive. It was a pleasure to watch them interact with themselves and the newer SNL readers.

Although the Writers Guild holds an Aloud! reading every quarter, this day was special. It was dedicated to both NCTE’s National Day on Writing and The School for New Learning’s Month of Writing. A common thread through all of these events is an idea that accountability helps us write. If we have a group of writers to encourage and push us, writing becomes easier.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Watch Now: The 2016 Craft of Composing Panel

We at SNL Writing had a wonderful time kicking off the 5th Annual Month of Writing with our Craft of Composing panel on September 29th. For those of you who were unable to make it to this edifying event, the panel is now available online!

Click here to watch the 2016 Craft of Composing panel, featuring Ann Stanford, Jennifer Finstrom, Jack Murphy, and Travis Moore-Murray. You can also visit our Month of Writing Digication page to see Craft of Composing panels from previous years and other exciting MOW events.

It's also not too late to participate in the Month of Writing! SNL students, faculty, and staff can register and write 1000 words or more to earn raffle entries toward our grand prizes: a two-credit scholarship for students and a $75 gift card for faculty and staff! Click here for more information and here to register. Happy writing!