Join us for the Klooster Center Open House!

KC Open House small posterOn Sunday, September 11, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, the Klooster Center will host its annual open house. Please join us and enjoy some special snacks and treats! It’s a great chance to meet the Writing Assistants and to appreciate the more relaxed vibe of the Center in its early-in-the-semester phase. Soon we’ll be too busy to do much socializing, but Sunday will give us a chance to pursue some of the more leisurely elements of writing and writing assistance (such as talking, eating, and more talking).

We hope to see you on Sunday!

 

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 place in the Granberg Room, on the second floor of Van Wylen Library.

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 which everyone is invited.

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 on Wednesday, March 12, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. in the Maas Conference Room on both dates; lunch is included.  Please rsvp to facwr@hope.edu and indicate which day you plan to attend. 

For Faculty: Scaffolding

Over twenty Hope College faculty have already signed up for a workshop that aims to improve student paper assignments.  The CWR workshop “Effective Scaffolding for Better Student Papers” will take place on Tuesday, October 30, at 11:00 a.m. in the Maas Conference Room.  Space is still available; send an RSVP to the CWR if you’d like to attend. 

Footnotes and Bibliography Got You Down?

This week, the CWR sponsors workshops on the citation system often used in the humanities, usually known as “Chicago” or “Turabian.” Come to the Rare Book Room on Thursday (Feb 2) at 3:30, or on Friday (Feb 3) at 2:00, and learn the basics in an hour.

Write a Better Grad School Essay!

The CWR is hosting a workshop on Writing the Graduate School Essay. It will be held on Tuesday, November 8 at 11:00-12:00 and repeated on Wednesday, November 9 at 3:30-4:30. If you’d like to participate, send an e-mail to cwr@hope.edu and let us know which day you plan to attend.