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!
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!
First-half courses are coming to an end this week, which means that the CWR will be busier than usual. Make your appointment now to avoid the unfortunate experience of discovering (later this week) that no open slots are available.
Our Writing Assistants have been phenomenally busy offering help-sessions this week. With midterms coming up, you’ll start seeing even more traffic-jams in the CWR. While walk-ins are always welcome, you can avoid waiting in line by signing up for a specific time slot. Call x7904 or click on the “Make an appointment” link at the right.
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.
The CWR re-opens next Sunday at noon. Why wait? Come in and brainstorm your ideas for that first paper. (No assignment yet? Surprise your professor: ask for it early.)
Many thanks to our fabulous Hope College Writing Assistants who are preparing for the 2012-2013 academic year. All twenty-five of them have been back on campus for several days, attending workshops and training sessions, so that they can provide the best possible assistance to Hope students. The CWR opens for business next Sunday; stop by and say hello to your new WAs.
The CWR is open during Finals Week on a reduced schedule (so that our WA’s can study for, and take, their own finals!). We will have one WA on staff on Saturday 12-6, Sunday 3-10, Monday 10-4, Tuesday 10-9, and Wednesday 10-7. Call x7904 to make an appointment, or just drop in.
It’s the last week of the semester, and things are a little crazy over here. To avoid waiting in line or finding yourself unable to see a Writing Assistant, please make an appointment! Stop by the Research Help desk, call x7904, or go to http://hope.edu/lib/cwr/appointment.php.
Are you applying for grad school next fall? Get a head start at a CWR workshop on “Brainstorming the Grad School Essay”: This Wednesday at 4pm, repeated this Thursday at 11am, in the Rare Book Room.