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  • Contact — Honors — Carthage College
    Paul Ulrich Director of Honors pulrich carthage edu Cindy Welch Administrative Assistant cwelch carthage edu I entered the Honors Program to raise the bar for myself and to open intellectual doors that I otherwise might have just passed by Brandon Begotka 05 The Honors Program allowed me the opportunity to take ownership of the quality and direction of my education As I begin the long journey of building my career

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  • Faq — Honors — Carthage College
    but they focus more on discussing and writing about the deeper ideas and meanings of the texts Honors Western Heritage is characterized by student led discussions that discuss the relationships between the texts and the themes of the course Students in Honors Western Heritage often feel like they have more ownership of the class and more influence on how each individual class session goes Because of the way they work and learn together many of them become friends and stay friends through all four years of college Honors Western Heritage helps to develop the learning community that will support Honors students throughout their four years at Carthage What is an Honors Contract Honors Contracts give Honors students enrolled in a non Honors course a chance to pursue aspects of that course that particularly interest them and to get Honors credit for their work As the catalog indicates an Honors Contract is an enhanced component of an approved course or a plan for doing independent work of a character and quality not expected of other students This plan typically involves a combination of research writing and oral presentations Usually it requires something more distinctive than simply an extra or longer paper A different quality not just quantity of work is expected Contracts can be made for introductory level courses as well as upper division courses Honors Contracts are due in the third week of the semester for fall and spring semesters and the beginning of the second week during J Term Students interested in establishing an Honors Contract in a course should let the professor know as soon as possible so that any questions about Honors Contracts can be cleared up and an enhanced component developed How do I graduate with Honors Honors students can graduate with two kinds of Honors All College Honors or Honors in the Major All College Honors usually includes Honors in the Major Honors in the Major requires several things including Honors Contracts in two upper level classes in the major a rating of excellent on the senior thesis and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3 5 The requirements for All College Honors consist of three components Foundation Concentration and Integration The Foundation Component encompasses introductory level Honors classes including Honors Western Heritage The Concentration Component usually consists of the requirements for Honors in the Major The Integration Component involves Honors Contracts in both a Carthage Symposium and the Honors Senior Colloquium When a student graduates with the necessary requirements for All College Honors or Honors in the Major this rank is included on their diploma and their transcript This accomplishment is separate from Latin Honors such as cum laude which is entirely dependent on grade point average What is the Honors Council Honors Council serves as the umbrella organization for Honors activities on campus Those who participate in an Honors course a specialized Honors organization within their major department or have maintained a 3 5 GPA are eligible for membership The group meets

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  • Alumni Voices — Study Abroad — Carthage College
    challenge and privilege Stephanie discovered Spanish as a Carthage sophomore and took J Term trips to Guatemala and Mexico After her graduation she was named a Fulbright scholar and taught English as a second language to first and second year elementary students in France In August 2010 Stephanie moved to Washington D C to pursue a Master s Degree in International Affairs at the George Washington University s Elliott School of International Affairs where she specialized in International Development and Conflict and Conflict Resolution While she was in graduate school she interned with Chemonics International a private international development contractor for the United States Agency for International Development USAID The internship at Chemonics included developing skills in recruitment project management communication and contract compliance In May 2012 she graduated Magna Cum Laude and accepted a full time position at Tetra Tech ES Inc another USAID contractor There she serves as a Contracts Associate which consists of supporting five multi million dollar USAID funded contracts in Central and Eastern Europe However she wants to expand Moving forward I look forward to continue managing energy projects in Eastern and Central Europe she said Perhaps even Haiti in the hope of using my

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  • Writing Center Basics — Writing Center — Carthage College
    what is his her email address Would you like us to notify your professor that you utilized the OLWC What specific areas do you want addressed in this paper 3 Attach your paper in WORD format to the email and send If you have any questions about this process please call us at 262 552 5536 or email us at writingcenter carthage edu Back to the Top Our Policy on Proofreading The purpose of the Writing Center is to help you become a better writer We re here to help you with all stages of the writing process including organization thesis statements grammar and mechanics citing sources and brainstorming ideas We help students from all majors and at all levels of ability You can bring us a paper in any subject or even a writing project from outside of school Writing Center tutors however cannot proofread your essay for you or correct your technical errors What they can do is help you at any stage of the writing process work through papers with you help you to develop your ability to organize write and revise your own writing advise you of patterns of error in your writing help you recognize and fix common errors on your own Technical concerns in your writing will not be ignored If a tutor notices a pattern of error he or she will call your attention to that error and help you correct it Our ultimate goal is to help you improve your own writing and revision skills Back to the Top Our No Show Policy A client who fails to keep an appointment in the Writing Center prevents other clients from receiving the help they need In order to limit no shows in the Writing Center we have instituted the following policy The first time in a given semester that a client fails to cancel an appointment through WCOnline or misses an appointment without calling or emailing the Writing Center an email alert will be sent to him or her The second time in that same semester that the client fails to cancel an appointment through WCOnline or misses an appointment without calling or emailing the Writing Center he or she will be blocked from making any additional appointments for the remainder of that semester If there are special circumstances you would like us to consider if this policy is applied to you please call us at 262 552 5536 Back to the Top Frequently Asked Questions What does the Writing Center do The Writing Center s goal is to help you become a better writer We offer one on one tutoring sessions to help you identify and correct your most common writing errors What happens in a tutoring session The tutor or writing fellow will ask you to explain your assignment and read your paper out loud The writing fellow will suggest areas for improvement talk with you about your paper and help you learn how to deal with common mistakes Do you

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  • Student Resources — Writing Center — Carthage College
    when all students at Carthage should have purchased access to Writer s Help students can also find supplemental writing assistance through Diane Hacker s Rules for Writers website Purdue Online Writing Lab For additional assistance students can visit the OWL Avoiding Plagiarism Be Informed The Consequences What s considered cheating at Carthage do you know what unauthorized collusion is and the possible consequences of plagiarism Writing Center Hours Spring 2013 Sunday Noon 9 p m Monday Thursday 9 a m 10 p m Friday 9 a m 3 p m Saturday Noon 3 p m Creative Writing Opportunities Poetry Underground Poetry Underground PU is an organization for anyone who loves poetry of all styles including spoken word and rap Fiction writers dramatists essayists artists and all other creative types are also welcome This organization of open minded artists offers trips to readings open mic nights poetry slams and weekly meetings Meeting times and places vary by semester Facebook page Creative Arts Magazine Centrique is Carthage s creative arts journal publishing the work of some of Carthage s most talented writers artists and photographers To submit a poem story drawing or photo drop your work off in one of the submission boxes at the Writing Center or the information desk in Hedberg Library Each year Centrique sponsors two contests with cash prizes See submission guidelines Creative Writing Minor Carthage offers creative writing as a minor or an emphasis within the English major Learn more Poetry Readings On Campus Visiting Writers Series Carthage hosts acclaimed writers from across the country in its Visiting Writers Series Curated by writer in residence Rick Meier in recent semesters the series has welcomed more than a dozen prominent fiction writers and poets Look for announcements on email and flyers around campus for times and places of

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  • Meet the Tutors — Writing Center — Carthage College
    as an editor for a magazine or newspaper Greg Pignataro Greg Pignataro 12 is entering his final semester as an undergraduate college student before heading off to study industrial organizational psychology at either Roosevelt University or the University of Illinois in the Fall of 2013 In his spare time he plays on the varsity soccer team here at Carthage and is constantly fighting the battle against the evils of short choppy sentences Katie Klausegger Katie Klausegger 14 is majoring in psychology with the intent to go on to graduate school and become an occupational therapist Katie is a member of Active Minds and Pi Delta Chi and has a second job with the Wisconsin Early Autism Project In her free time Katie likes to take her dog Lucy on walks around the lake Katie really enjoys working with Heritage papers and psychology lab reports Katie Rosenberg Katie Rosenberg 14 is a psychology major She is basically a mild mannered goofball Her first semester was spent commuting between Skokie Ill and Kenosha a 1 hour 15 minute trip that just about spent her entire gas budget Katie transferred from Oakton Community College in 2011 She is debating between minoring in art or biology One path will lead to happiness the other who knows Which path is which Only time will tell In the meantime she enjoys helping her fellow Carthaginians and others with their writing needs Having a conversation with a piece of paper can be just as rewarding as the conversations we have with one another as long as we communicate effectively Kaylee Gleason Kaylee Gleason 14 is a political science and French double major who adores coffee shopping French film and has quite the Pinterest problem On campus she is involved in multiple student organizations including Amnesty International French Club and GEAR Gender Equality Alliance Realized Since she has taken International Relations with Professor Roberg she is a good person to go to for help with policy papers and the like She will only be here in the States for the fall semester so hurry and schedule an appointment with her before she waves au revoir to Camp Carthage to spend the spring semester in France Kelly Palkowski Kelly Palkowski 14 majors in environmental science with a Classics minor She loves being in the Writing Center with her fellow Fellows as well as camping eating reading and being ridiculous with friends Kelly will be studying abroad in Wales for spring semester where she will find and train the new Writing Center guard dragon Lauren Burleson Lauren Burleson 14 is working toward a double major in psychology and sociology She enjoys running reading spending time with friends and family and watching the Green Bay Packers win She is involved in numerous organizations on campus including Active Minds Alpha Chi Omega InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Pi Delta Chi She has always enjoyed writing and helping others work through their papers to make them the best they can be Stop by and

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  • Director — Writing Center — Carthage College
    edu 262 597 8179 Professor Jean Preston earned her B A from Carthage College in English with minors in Classics and Women s Gender Studies and holds an M F A in Creative Writing Poetry from the University of Southern Read more Keep Exploring Areas of Study Recognized for Excellence Photo Gallery Meet Our Faculty Academic Calendar Take the Next Steps Request Information Schedule a Visit Apply Now Current Students

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  • Become a Writing Fellow — Writing Center — Carthage College
    others Do I have to be an English major No We encourage students from any major to become writing fellows Do I need previous tutoring experience No If you are hired we will train you How do I apply The application process has three parts Part One Submit A Writing Sample Choose a sample of your best academic analytic writing Please do not submit creative writing or a personal essay Make sure that the paper is error free and remove any headers containing your name Print out a clean copy Write a brief about 1 paragraph description of the assignment for which you wrote the paper or attach your original assignment sheet Include two cover sheets one with your name and one without Staple your writing sample and drop it off at the Writing Center or Jean Preston s office Hedberg Library 224 Once we receive your writing sample three experienced writing fellows and the director will assess your anonymous writing sample and score it based on the Carthage Writing Rubric Part Two The Interview and Mock Tutoring Session If your writing sample meets our criteria we will ask you to come in for an interview This will be a mock tutoring session in which you act as the tutor You will tutor one of the current writing fellows using an actual student paper This interview is not meant to be a high stress experience but to let us see how you work with people and how you approach writing You will also have an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the position Part Three Letters of Recommendation Two letters of recommendation from current Carthage faculty will be requested What happens if I am hired Once you have met all the criteria and been officially hired you begin

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