Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Feedback vs. Criticism, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Peer Review

Peer review is an important component in many writing courses, but dealing with someone else's thoughts on your hard work can be challenging. Over at Health Writer Hub, Rebekah Lambert has written an article that elaborates on the difference between feedback and criticism, why we might feel threatened by either as writers, and what there is to gain by embracing peer review with open arms.

Click here to read "Learning to Handle Writing Criticism," and begin to see feedback as an opportunity rather than a challenge!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Summer Writing Boot Camp

Don't miss this summer's only Writing Boot Camp, taking place in the Loop on Saturday, July 16th! Register for the Boot Camp by emailing; walk-ins are also welcome.
Summer Writing Boot Camp
Date: Saturday, July 16th
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 14 E. Jackson, Lab 1325
Faculty-led Boot Camp sessions are designed for undergraduate or graduate SNL students who currently have an incomplete grade on their transcript or a current project they wish to complete. 

Please bring a flash drive, a copy of your incomplete contract (if needed), and all prior assignment preparation (including research material, assignment instructions, and assignment writing format). Students should also let their faculty mentor know that they plan to attend if they are working on an assignment for an incomplete grade.

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