Friday, December 20, 2013

SNL Student a Finalist for Essay Contest

While enrolled in instructor Nicholas Hayes's Writing Workshop, SNL student Diana M. began an essay about caring for her father. She continued to revise the essay when the course ended, and she eventually entered it into the Shield HealthCare Contest. Diana is now a finalist competing in the Reader's Choice Contest.

To read and vote for Diana's piece, click here (scroll down to Diana M., Caregiver for her father, Riverside, IL). Voting for the contest ends on January 31, 2014.

Congratulations Diana!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Resources for Writing Instructors & Upcoming Incomplete Boot Camp

Two New Resource Sites
Teaching Central highlights Bedford St. Martin's collection of resource guides, background readings, and bibliographies for writing teachers. The collection is searchable by publication date, author, and title, as well as topic (teaching advice, workshops and symposia, adjuncting, and more).  

Teachnet is a blog featuring advice, resources, and links, with an emphasis on teaching with technology. Recent posts include "10 Tips for Grading Writing with Less Stress and Frustration" and "Accelerating Community Through Online Writing."

These sites have joined the Handbook for SNL Writing Instructors Digication site on the Key Resources & Websites page

Upcoming Incomplete Boot Camp: Wednesday, December 18
If you have students with incompletes outstanding or other projects to work on over break, please consider inviting them to the next Boot Camp, which meets on December 18 from 5:30-9PM at 14 E. Jackson. Students should contact to register.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Writing Showcase Is Accepting Submissions

If you had students who produced particularly good writing this past quarter, please encourage them to submit to the 2014 Writing Showcase. The Showcase celebrates the hard work of SNL student writers and provides inspiration for other students working on writing projects. The submission period is open until April 1, 2014, and winners will be recognized at the Spring Awards Luncheon.

Click here for more information, past winners, and an application form.