Our writing presentations and workshops are very popular with resident assistants, members/presidents of student groups, peer mentors, faculty, and the Muncie community. Request a presentation today!
Writing Center Introduction (10 to 15 minutes) Learn more about the Writing Center services and philosophy. We’ll come to your group or class, or everyone can come to our center. You’ll get a chance to meet a peer tutor, who will tell all about our Web site, our online scheduling system, how we can help, and more. There’s a brief question and answer period at the end. Peer Critique Fishbowl (30 to 45 minutes) Getting feedback on writing can easily ruffle feathers and make people feel defensive. That’s why it is so helpful for students to see what constructive writing feedback is like. In this presentation, a peer tutor works with one or more of your students in front of the class to show what kinds of questions and feedback lead to a productive peer critique session. Instructors can ask the other students to pay attention to what seems particularly helpful and can lead a follow-up discussion to create guidelines for peer critique collaboratively. Drop-in Tutoring/Residence Hall Programming (1 to 2 hours) Learning at home is a relaxed way to improve writing. At the request of resident assistants, tutors often come for an hour or two for drop-in writing help. We’ve also held workshops in residence halls on revision, the writing competency exam, and research skills. Classroom Tutor (duration of class) Instructors can request a tutor for a session during class. The tutors sit in with peer critique groups or work with students one-to-one during class time. Topic Specific We provide workshops and presentations on a variety of other topics including the basics of academic writing, citations, and academic honesty, working with sources, and revision/proofreading strategies. Please contact us if there is a specific workshop or presentation you would be interested in. We will also custom design sessions for you. Have an idea for a workshop topic for students or the general public? We’re interested! Contact us.
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