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.

Work Independently and Ask Questions

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 an assignment or to establish a writing routine and stay on track when you're working on a project. 

Five of our Write-Ins will begin with a 20-30 minute workshop: 

Spread the Love, Letter Workshop: Crafting Heartfelt Letters of Gratitude
February 14
If it’s time for you to say “thank you,” or “you are important to me” to someone in your life, join the consultants in the Writing Resources Center for a workshop designed to help create thoughtful and well-written gratitude letters. You’ll have a chance to write a letter, ask questions, and receive feedback. Spend your Valentine’s Day with us! 
Get Covered, Get Hired: Tips for Creating Good Cover Letters
February 28
Join the Writing Resources Center and the Cohen Career Center for a workshop designed to help you create well-crafted cover letters for internship, scholarship, or job applications. After the workshop, you’ll have time to ask questions, receive feedback, and make progress on your work.
Pieces of the Pie: Organizing Ideas in Your Essay
March 14
Join the Writing Resources Center 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. Happy Pi Day! 
Creative Writing: Find Your Strengths
March 21
Join the Writing Resources Center 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.
Running the Databases: Finding Sources for Your Research Paper
March 28
Join the Writing Resources Center and Swem Library 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.
Slide into Success: Creating Memorable Presentation Slides
April 11

This workshop will help you prepare successful presentations by revealing best practices for creating slides. A representative from the University eLearning Initiatives team will join our consultants to show you how to use contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity to create "CRAP" visual aids. 

Need a longer session?

If you'd like more than a brief conversation about your work, you can also make an appointment for a free, 50-minute writing consultation.