Get Writing Done in the WMC Writing Lab!

Writing Lab Hours
February 27 to May 11
Mondays 7:00pm-9:00pm; Location:  WMC
Wednesdays 8:00pm-10:00pm; Location: WMC
Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm; Location: WMC

Students often feel overwhelmed, perplexed or have a hard time setting aside time to write or staying on task with their projects. Studies in social motivation suggest that people persevere and stick to finishing difficult tasks when they see others in the room doing the same thing.

The Writing and Multiliteracy Center is now offering drop-in Writing Labs to help students develop their ideas and stay focused on their writing projects. These weekly Writing Labs are designed to give students a focused group environment and writing support from faculty consultant, Sheryl Leonard.

Each of the three weekly labs is two hours long. Students can drop-in to any session and stay for the duration, or as long as needed. They can also use the Writing Lab to get quick responses or suggestions for their writing projects.  Students can get help with a range of issues:

• Getting started with a paper prompt or assignment
• Fine-tuning ideas
• Revising drafts for major issues
• Incorporating data and sources
• Staying on track with writing goals
• Checking citations and grammar

Our goal is to help them become confident writers who succeed in their upper division or capstone courses.

FAQs:

How can faculty play a role in helping to make Writing Labs a productive space for their students?
Contact Us! Part of the work of the Faculty Consultant who leads the Writing Lab is to be available to confer with faculty regarding their concerns, project goals, and anticipated challenges their students may face.

How are Writing Labs different from scheduling an appointment or stopping by the WMC as a drop-in?
Writing Labs are offered three times per week from February 27 through May 11th. Students can drop in for the full two hour session, or come for as long as needed. Appointments are not necessary. One Faculty Writing Consultant is available to consult with students. The focus in the lab is getting writing done in an environment where others are engaged in similar tasks.

What can students hope to accomplish?
It’s our hope that Writing Lab can give CI students insight into the writing process, discover which processes work best for them, and provide them with a space in which to establish a regular writing practice. The Faculty Writing Consultant will provide guidance for best practices, tips for writing strategies, and suggestions for how to develop ideas.

Questions or comments?
Contact Sohui Lee, Faculty Director and Assistant Professor in the WMC
Sohui.lee@csuci.edu
805.437.2057
For information about other WMC programs that help students with writing, link to our website: http://www.csuci.edu/wmc/workshops-events.htm/

CSU Channel Islands Writing and Multiliteracy Center

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