Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"Procrastination-Proofing Students"

Understanding procrastination and helping students work through its larger themes is the focus of a recent Inside Higher Ed blog by Steven J. Corbett and Michelle LaFrance. They write:
It seems to us that the more we understand procrastination and think it through with our students, the more we can help them build lifelong habits that allow them to be successful in our writing classes. Indeed, antiprocrastination habits can also help students manage the many competing priorities in their busy schedules as well as help us all remember what’s really important in life.
In the blog, Corbett and LaFrance discuss different causes of procrastination, some potential benefits, how to help students think through their procrastination habits, and the enduring advantages of procrastination awareness.

Click here to read "Procrastination-Proofing Students" now. As the authors say, "We must not wait too long in starting to offer our students some of this potentially lifelong good advice."

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Writing Center WQ 2016 hours start Jan. 11!

The University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) will open its Writing Centers at both the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses beginning Monday, January 11, 2016. Hours for both campuses are below.

Loop Campus Writing Center
(312) 362-6726

Monday: 9am-7pm
Tuesday: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-7pm
Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 12pm-5pm
Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Sunday: Closed

Lincoln Park Campus Writing Center
(773) 325-4272

Monday: 9am-7pm
Tuesday: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-7pm
Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12pm-7pm

Click here for instructions on how to register and make an appointment. Be sure to select the correct campus from the drop-down box at the top of the WCOnline scheduler. Call either Writing Center with questions or concerns.