Three Common Thoughts about College Writing (and one small problem)

Here are three things that go through the minds of many college students when they’re asked to write a paper for a course: One: “I’m not going to spend too much time on this paper, because that’s not going to help me get a good job when I graduate.” Two: “Writing is important in English […]

Brainstorming the Grad School Essay!

The Klooster Center will offer a workshop to help juniors generate good ideas so that they’re ready to write their best possible application essays next fall.  The workshop will be held Wednesday, April 16, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m, and repeated on Thursday, April 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Both sessions will take […]

Dedication Ceremony Today!

Join us at 3:00 p.m. today when we will gather to celebrate and dedicate the writing center in honor of a former Hope professor.  The CWR is about to become The David J. Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing!  Gathering music begins at 2:45; the ceremony will last about 20 minutes.  A reception follows, to […]

For Faculty: Using Student Peer Review in Your Classes

The Center for Writing and Research is hosting a workshop on using peer review to improve student writing.  Dr. Courtney Werner will discuss where peer review can best fit into the writing process, as well as best practices for making the process as productive as possible.  It will be held on Tuesday, March 11, repeated […]

Extra Hours for Finals Week

The CWR will offer additional services for finals: extra staff this Friday from 10am to 5pm; one Writing Assistant on duty Saturday 10am until 7pm; and we’ll keep our full regular schedule from Sunday through Thursday of Finals Week.  For best results, schedule an appointment as far before your due-date as possible.