Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Take advantage of the UCWbL!

There are several services offered through DePaul’s University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) that may be of interest to you and your students!

The UCWbL assists students, faculty, staff, and alumni through Face-to-Face appointments, Online appointments, Written Feedback by Email, and Quick Questions. In addition to these services, we also offer the following, which may be of interest to adult and commuter students:

• Suburban Campus Writing Groups: These workshops meet each Saturday at the Oak Forest, O’Hare, and Naperville campuses at 10:00 am-11:30 am and are facilitated by two Peer Writing Tutors. These groups started Saturday, April 14th for spring quarter. In addition, we are continuing evening Writing Groups Mondays 4:30 to 6pm at Oak Forest. Participants discuss their own writing and the work of others, honing critical reading, thinking, and analytical skills.

• Writing Groups by Request: Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to create their own “mobile” Peer Writing Groups and meet weekly at a time and a place on or off campus that is convenient for them. The UCWbL will provide a Tutor to meet with the group and will help foster the discussion between writers.

• AP/ILP Forums: These forums allow SNL Writers to discuss their AP and ILP projects with other students, Writing Tutors, SNL faculty, and a research librarian. Because writers at all stages of their projects are welcome, these forums are great opportunities to share tips and get advice about these critical components of the SNL program. The dates of the forums are:

Oak Forest
AP Saturday, April 21 – Oak Forest Room 5380 – 12 to 1:30 PM

O'Hare
AP Saturday, May 5 – O'Hare Room 307 – 12 to 1:30 PM

Loop
ILP Tuesday, April 17 – Loop Campus, Lewis 1600 – 5 to 6:30 PM
AP Tuesday, May 8 – Loop Campus, Lewis 1600 – 5 to 6:30 PM

Naperville
AP Saturday, April 28 – Naperville Room 220 – 12 to 1:30 PM

• Creative Writing Groups: These groups operate like the Suburban Campus Writing Groups or the Writing Groups by Request, but with a focus on creative writing. Writers can give and receive feedback on fiction, poetry, or any other creative writing pursuit. As always, a tutor will be present to facilitate discussion. Creative Writing Groups can also be requested. A standing group meets on the Lincoln Park campus on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9pm in the Arts & Letters Building.

• Faculty Writing Groups: Faculty Writing Groups assist professors at DePaul who want writing advice. Faculty might utilize these groups to get feedback on theses, manuscripts, dissertations, or other writing projects with peers. These groups will operate like Writing Groups by Request.

We hope that you will continue to let students know about UCWbL services, workshops, and forums. Feel free to contact Edward Evins at eevans6@depaul.edu with any questions!

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