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.

Warning: We’re Closed over Easter Weekend!

Important:  The Library (and thus the Klooster Center) will be closed over all of Easter weekend (from Thursday, April 17 at 5pm until Sunday, April 20 at 5pm).  This will make the surrounding days and times very busy, so make your appointments soon!

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. 

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.

Open House this Sunday!

On Sunday, September 1, from noon until late, we’ll be hosting an Open House at the Center for Writing and Research.  Come in and meet our Writing Assistants.  No paper required!  Also, we’ll have better-than-usual chocolate available (Lindor, Ghirardelli), so you’ll be rewarded for stopping by to say hello.  See you Sunday!

Come pay us a visit!

The Center for Writing and Research opens for business on the first Sunday after school starts.  This year, that means Sunday, September 1.  We’re open that day, and every Sunday, from noon until 11p.m.  Even if you don’t have a paper that you want to work on, please drop by and meet one of our Writing Assistants. They’ll have special treats for those who visit on Sunday, September 1.  See you then!