Write-Ins and Workshops

Weekly Walk-In Writing Support

The Writing Resources Center's new Write-Ins are weekly hours designated for walk-in consultations--no appointment required.

Every Thursday, from 5:00-7:00pm, drop by the WRC for short, one-on-one conversations with our peer consultants. Use the Write-Ins to ask a few quick questions about a writing project or to establish a writing routine and stay on track when you're doing an independent study or capstone project. 

Six of our Write-Ins will begin with a 20-30 minute workshop. Our Fall Semester Workshop topics are:

Organize Your Ideas: Tips to Help You Structure an Essay

Join the Writing Resources Center on October 4 for a workshop designed to help you turn your ideas into a compelling academic essay. In the “Organize Your Ideas” workshop, our consultants will share tried-and-true organization tips, including outlining, reverse outlining, and more. Bring a current assignment and your laptop; you’ll have time to ask questions, receive feedback, and make progress on your work.  

Personal Statements: Learn to Craft Polished Application Essays

Join the Writing Resources Center on October 18 for a workshop designed to help you create well-crafted statements of purpose for internship, scholarship, or graduate school applications. The “Personal Statements” workshop will provide tried-and-true advice for crafting effective personal narratives. After the workshop, you’ll have time to ask questions, receive feedback, and make progress on your work.

Creative Writing: Find Your Strengths

Join the Writing Resources Center on October 25 for a workshop designed to help you discover your creative writing potential. In this workshop, you’ll work alongside our consultants to examine your strengths and weaknesses as creative writers. Whether you’re working with poetry or prose, whether you’re brainstorming or rewriting, bring a current work-in-progress. We’ll answer your questions, talk through problems, and give you feedback.

Finish Strong: Strategies for Handling End-of-Semester Workload

Join the Writing Resources Center and the Tribe Tutor Zone on November 1 for a workshop designed to help you handle your final projects. The “Finish Strong” workshop will provide advice for managing your time, using instructor feedback, and balancing your workload. Bring a current assignment and your laptop; you’ll have time to ask questions, receive feedback, and make progress on your work.

Research Papers: Strategies for Finding and Using Sources

Join the Writing Resources Center and Swem Library on November 15 for a research paper work session designed to help you find quality sources and use them effectively. Research librarians and WRC consultants will be available to answer questions and provide feedback. Bring your laptop and a current research assignment.

Essay Exams: Taking the Blues out of Blue Books

Join the Writing Resources Center on November 29 for a workshop designed to prepare you for essay exams. In this workshop, our consultants will share simple but effective strategies to help you study for essay exams, organize your ideas before you begin, and manage your stress during the exam. Bring your course materials; you’ll have time during the second hour of the workshop to work independently on exam preparation.

You can also make an appointment for a free, 50-minute writing consultation.