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  • UW–Madison Writing Center
    Working on a long writing project but having trouble staying motivated Check out our new Writers Groups here We re open The Writing Center is open for limited summer hours Click here for details Make an Appointment Call our smart friendly telephone staff at 608 263 1992 or visit us in 6172 Helen C White Hall to make appointments Follow us Give to the Writing Center We help undergraduate and

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  • The Writing Center at UW-Madison: Locations & Hours
    these longer projects we recommend working with the same instructor on an ongoing basis over a long period of time It takes that kind of sustained work for an instructor to understand a project and for the writer and instructor to work collaboratively Dividing a long project into segments without conversation is not in a writer s best interest and doesn t match the Writing Center s pedagogical philosophy In our other locations we serve many students with longer projects devoting much in person time to those students Email instruction is devoted to students composing shorter pieces of writing When will I receive a response Please send your draft well before its due date so our feedback reaches you in time for you to revise We will respond to your draft within three business days You submit We respond between 5 p m Friday and 5 p m Monday by 5 p m Wednesday between 5 p m Monday and 5 p m Tuesday by 5 p m Thursday between 5 p m Tuesday and 5 p m Wednesday by 5 p m Friday between 5 p m Wednesday and 5 p m Thursday by 5 p m Monday between 5 p m Thursday and 5 p m Friday by 5 p m Tuesday During busy times of the semester before midterms holidays and finals we may be unable to accommodate your request or your request may be delayed in that case we will notify you as soon as we know about the delay Submit your draft Fill out our request form carefully so that your writing instructor can understand your project and your concerns Note While we wish we could respond to every draft due to the popularity of email instruction we can only respond to one email draft per writer per week Please choose the piece of writing most important to you for submission and make sure you read feedback carefully in order to apply our advice to future writing We look forward to working with you Email instruction is closed for the summer Main Location 6171 Helen C White Hall Our main center has limited hours during the summer Click here for summer hours Photo by Jessie Reeder We see students by appointment at this location and we re often booked up several days in advance so please call ahead at 608 263 1992 We do receive cancellations though so call or stop by to see what s available Hours at our main location Main Location Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday First 3 weeks 10 a m 5 30 p m 10 a m 5 30 p m 10 a m 5 30 p m 10 a m 5 30 p m 10 a m 3 p m Rest of semester 10 a m 8 30 p m 10 a m 8 30 p m 10 a m 8 30 p m 10 a m 8 30 p m 10 a m 3 p m Finals

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  • About The Writing Center
    Writing Center instructors are available by appointment in our main location by first come first served in our dorm and library locations and by email Read more here How can I schedule an appointment Call our friendly and knowledgeable telephone staff at 608 263 1992 or visit us in 6171 Helen C White Hall 600 North Park Street during business hours We do not schedule appointments for individual instruction by email How can I reschedule an appointment You can reschedule an appointment by calling us at 608 263 1992 or by visiting us in 6171 Helen C White Hall 600 North Park Street during business hours How can I cancel an appointment You can cancel an appointment by calling 608 263 1992 at any time Please cancel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment so that we can give the time to another student If you do not show up for an appointment or cancel it very late you may lose the opportunity to make more appointments that semester No shows and late cancellers deny other students a chance to use the Writing Center and we take that very seriously Please help us to make the most of our resources How can I ask a quick question about writing Do you have nagging questions about sentence structure Is some grammatical rule causing you to lose sleep Don t know where to begin with a documentation style If so send your questions to the Writing Consultant Can alumni use the Writing Center The Writing Center is happy to offer limited consultations to alumni early in the semester Because our instruction is funded by student tuition we give first priority to currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students Call us at 608 263 1992 to schedule an appointment and let the receptionist know that you are alumni and that you would like to be scheduled during a time that is otherwise quiet for the Writing Center Who can use your computer lab The computer lab is open during regular Writing Center hours and is available to all UW Madison students Our computer lab is also a teaching facility and will occasionally be closed for classes Keep in mind that this lab unlike the DoIT labs does not have support staff If you think you ll need a lot of computer assistance you may want to work at a different lab Workshops Do I need to register for Writing Center workshops Writing Center workshops require advance registration How can I register for a Writing Center workshop Register through the web page of the workshop you wish to attend How can I confirm my registration for a Writing Center workshop To confirm or double check your registration call our friendly telephone staff at 608 263 1992 or email us at classes writing wisc edu How can I cancel my registration for a Writing Center workshop To cancel your registration fill out the registration cancellation form Where do workshops take place Unless otherwise

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  • About The Writing Center
    our telephone staff are not writing instructors they will be unable to answer questions about writing even quick ones If you need assistance with a writing project call and ask for an individual appointment or find out about instruction by email Our telephone staff no longer make workshop registrations as we ve switched to an entirely web based registration system To register for a Writing Center class go to our list of classes and follow the link for the class you d like to take If that class requires registration and most do the page will contain a brief registation form for you to fill out The Writing Center telephone number and hours The Writing Center s telephone number is 608 263 1992 When classes are in session the Writing Center s telephone is staffed during the following hours Monday through Thursday 9 30 a m 5 30 p m Week 1 Week 3 Monday through Thursday 9 30 a m 8 30 p m Week 4 Exam Week Fridays 9 30 a m 3 00 p m all semester Please note that if you call this number at any other time you will hear a recorded message with basic information about the Writing Center To cancel an appointment by telephone To cancel an appointment please call 608 263 1992 This cancellation line is available 24 hours a day If you must cancel an appointment please do so at least 24 hours in advance so that we may give that time to another student Email Services General questions about services If you have questions about any of the Writing Center s services please send email to wcenter writing wisc edu You can expect an answer within two business days To make or cancel an appointment please call the Writing Center

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  • Madison Area Writing Center Colloquium
    the writing center out however it has had to open itself to new ways of thinking about writing and center During this session we ll look at our own foundations and consider how the grounds on which we have built our practices have shifted This generation of writers multilingual interdisciplinary technological presents a different series of challenges to us than those upon which our known writing center practices were originally built Whether a multilingual interdisciplinary technological profile describes your writing center or not it is the world within which our students will communicate how might our writing centers work with and prepare students who need to be flexible creative writers and what will writing look like for them These questions will be addressed by looking at What we have done What lies ahead One to one tutoring writing Collaborative learning writing Writing development knowledge building Writing cognitive affective networks of knowing Tutoring as professional development Research on tutoring writing as professional development Writing across the curriculum Genre as Cultural Historical Activity Theory not template Specialist tutoring for ESL Multi lingual modal Writing center Community literacy While our past efforts have paid off in multiple ways they also present new challenges some of our practices provide weak support for new structures of working knowing and communicating These same challenges face all educational institutions but again writing centers can lead the way forward because we often can be entrepreneurial and flexible the way larger organizational structures can t especially educational ones After looking at our practices left column above and how these have shifted right column and clarifying understandings with questions we ll brainstorm how these shifts might challenge or energize our individual contexts We may end up with more questions but also with strategies to transform all our centers and the contexts in which they sit What s New What s Cool Experimenting with Programs in the Writing Center Margaret Mika University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Stephanie White University of Wisconsin Madison Elisabeth Miller University of Wisconsin Madison Brad Hughes University of Wisconsin Madison Wednesday March 6 2013 5 30 7 30 PM Room 6176 in the Writing Center Helen C White Hall The University of Wisconsin Madison 600 North Park Street Madison Writing centers are in a unique position to experiment with methods of instruction and to navigate quick turns making new contributions to their campuses This ability to experiment with instructional programs and services is an essential but easily overlooked dimension of our work and it s complicated by the finite resources we must draw from By featuring examples from two Wisconsin writing centers this colloquium will explore the successes and challenges of developing new cool programming and services including senior thesis writing groups and basic writing program partnerships We hope you ll join us as we consider further possibilities for thinking beyond one with one instruction while weighing the educational financial political and practical dimensions of experimenting with new writing center programs An International Perspective on Writing Centers and WAC From a Consulting Project with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan Virginia Martin Coordinator UW NU Project International Studies UW Madison Sandra Arfa Director ESL Programs UW Madison Brad Hughes Director The Writing Center Director Writing Across the Curriculum UW Madison Monday February 11 2013 5 30 7 30 PM Room 6191 Helen C White Hall The University of Wisconsin Madison 600 North Park Street Madison Drawing on their experience consulting with Nazarbayev University NU in Astana Kazakhstan the speakers will talk about the culture of higher education in Kazakhstan about the growth of English medium universities around the world about the complex tri lingual learning environment at NU and about plans and possibilities for creating a center for language excellence at NU If you re interested in learning about a fascinating country in Central Asia about English medium universities in other countries and about writing centers and WAC in international contexts we hope you ll join us for this colloquium Feminist Co Mentoring A Model for Writing Conferences and for Collaborative Research in Writing Centers 2013 Beth Godbee Assistant Professor of English Marquette University UW Madison alum Julia Novotny Undergraduate Researcher Marquette University Thursday January 24 2013 5 30 7 00 PM Room 6191 Helen C White Hall The University of Wisconsin Madison 600 North Park Street Madison For the past year we have collaborated on a project identifying how graduate student women mentor each other around research and writing or the central work of graduate education Through close analysis of videotaped writing conferences we find that collaborative writing talk can be characterized as feminist co mentoring or mentoring that is relational reciprocal and mutually empowering Feminist co mentoring centers the reciprocal and critical stance of power with As such the sharing of knowledge access and resources is horizontal even in cross status cross gender or cross racial relationships For the Madison Area Writing Center Colloquium we ll show feminist co mentoring in action through the analysis of a case study and the screening of videotaped interaction Together we ll discuss the model of feminist co mentoring for explaining the value of writing center work and we ll also describe our research collaboration as another case of feminist co mentoring a case that highlights the role of undergraduate research in writing centers If you re interested in new approaches to understanding the power of writing center talk if you re interested in research methods for analyzing one with one conferences or if you re interested in undergraduate writing center research we hope you ll join us for this colloquium Events for Fall 2012 A Videoconference with the Authors of Researching the Writing Center Towards an Evidence Based Practice 2012 Rebecca Day Babcock Assistant Professor of English The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Terese Thonus Director of the Writing Center The University of Kansas Monday November 12 2012 5 30 7 30 PM Room 6191 Helen C White Hall The University of Wisconsin Madison 600 North Park Street Madison During this colloquium the authors will make informal presentations about their new book we ll discuss one chapter of it in detail and we ll have an open discussion about writing center research methods and topics The Theory and Practice of Online Tutoring Three Perspectives Tony Bushner and Crystal Mueller The Writing Center University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Rodney Flink The Writing Center Madison College Mike Shapiro Coordinator of the Online Writing Center University of Wisconsin Madison Wednesday October 17 2012 5 30 7 30 PM Room 6191 Helen C White Hall The University of Wisconsin Madison 600 North Park Street Madison During this colloquium we ll hear three presentations and then have an open discussion about the theory and the practice of online tutoring Unplanned Unscripted Mentoring in the Writing Center Angela Woodward Director of the Writing Center Edgewood College Madison Rebecca Nowacek Director Ott Memorial Writing Center Marquette University Milwaukee Tuesday September 25 2012 5 30 7 30 PM Room 6176 Helen C White Hall The Writing Center The University of Wisconsin Madison 600 North Park Street Madison During this colloquium we ll discuss one of the most important parts of tutor education the mentoring of tutors that occurs outside of formal tutor education courses or meetings the mentoring that goes on every day in informal conversations between tutors and directors and among tutors How can directors help facilitate the ongoing professional and personal growth of all the members of a writing center s staff During our two hours we ll explore both formal planned approaches to mentoring and the informal mentoring that happens outside and between official professional development programs Events for Summer 2012 Writing Center Leadership What Can We Learn from Experienced Writing Center Directors Dr Katrin Girgensohn Director of the Writing Center at European University Viadrana Frankfurt Oder Germany Visiting Scholar at the University of Wisconsin Madison s Writing Center 2011 12 Tuesday June 19 2012 3 00 to 5 00 PM Room 6176 Helen C White Hall The Writing Center The University of Wisconsin Madison 600 North Park Street Madison In this colloquium I will share insights from my ongoing study of writing center leadership with the aim to learn from experienced writing center directors how they contribute to the success of their centers During 2011 2012 I conducted 14 in depth expert interviews with experienced writing center directors at large and small colleges and universities around the United States Participant observations in most of these writing centers also helped me to gain a deeper understanding for the context I transcribed the interviews and coded them combining a Grounded Theory approach Strauss Corbin 1996 with expert interview analysis Meuser Nagel 2009 To handle the extensive data that results from these methods I have used software for qualitative data analysis MaxQDA This analysis will allow me during the colloquium to offer some initial answers to these questions What contributes to the success of writing centers What is needed to implement writing centers sustainably at a college or university How can leaders handle the typical challenges writing centers face like budget problems marginalization misconceptions etc After sharing these first concepts we will break into small groups to discuss the concepts based on snippets of transcribed interviews Because my project is a work in progress the ideas and impressions of all participants will be very valuable for me Events for Spring Semester 2012 Preserve Remodel Rebuild Determining the Course of an Inherited Writing Center Crystal Mueller Director of the Writing Center The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Tuesday April 17 2012 5 30 7 00 PM Room 6176 Helen C White Hall The Writing Center The University of Wisconsin Madison 600 North Park Street Madison A new writing center director commonly inherits an already existing center The discrete histories of director and center require each to adapt The inherited center operates within a specific institutional administrative and political context It bears an institutional reputation It carries its own policies and traditions that can be altered but that are nonetheless established It has an established location and staff The writing center director too has a personal history of writing center experiences and preparation for teaching research and service The director quickly and carefully must decide when to follow in step with the inherited path and when to break the mold Listen to Crystal Mueller s experience preserving remodeling and rebuilding at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Writing Center where she became director in 2007 Crystal will describe how the Center has managed a nearly threefold increase in sessions a potentially rocky move to a beautiful new campus location pilots of new online tutoring and Writing Fellows programs enhanced training and outreach to targeted student populations etc These triumphs and challenges have occurred amid staff turnover institutional retention efforts budgetary uncertainty and general education reform Bring your questions and compare notes as Crystal describes her continuing work to grow a writing center with greater institutional relevance In preparation for this colloquium please read Carl Glover Kairos and the Writing Center The Writing Center Director s Resource Book 2006 If you would like a pdf copy of Glover s article just let Brad Hughes bthughes wisc edu know he will be glad to send one to you Click this link to email Brad Hughes Brad Hughes Collaborative Learning in Action Peer Tutor Learning and Peer Tutor Alumni Paula Gillespie Florida International University Harvey Kail University of Maine Margaret Mika University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Brad Hughes University of Wisconsin Madison Monday February 20 2012 5 30 7 00 PM Room 6176 Helen C White Hall The Writing Center The University of Wisconsin Madison 600 North Park Street Madison The panelists will explain how they became interested in conducting research on tutor learning what student tutors take from their education and experience as peer writing tutors and they ll share some of their research methods and findings We ll then ask participants in the colloquium to brainstorm questions to guide their own future research on tutor learning Harvey Kail and Paula Gillespie will join us by videoconference In preparation for this colloquium we suggest that you watch some or all of a video on tutor learning titled The Tutors which is available on the Writing Center s website at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee www4 uwm edu writingcenter Scroll down to the video near the bottom of the home page We also invite you to read some or all of these articles Bruffee Kenneth The Brooklyn Plan Attaining Intellectual Growth Through Peer Group Tutoring Liberal Education 64 1978 447 68 Print Hughes Bradley Paula Gillespie and Harvey Kail What They Take with Them Findings from the Peer Writing Tutor Alumni Research Project The Writing Center Journal 30 2 2010 12 46 If you would like pdf copies of these articles just let me know I would be glad to send them to you If you have time you might also want to take a look at the Peer Writing Tutor Alumni Research Project which is available online writing wisc edu pwtarp Approaches to Writing Center Assessment Tuesday January 31 2012 5 30 7 00 PM Room 6176 Helen C White Hall The Writing Center University of Wisconsin Madison 600 North Park Street Madison We ll start this colloquium by discussing a strong model of writing center assessment recently published by colleagues from Pomona College Dara Rossman Regaignon and Pamela Bromley What Difference Do Writing Fellows Programs Make WAC Journal 22 2011 41 63 I d recommend you also read Neal Lerner s Writing Center Assessment in The Center Will Hold 2003 In addition to discussing the Regaignon and Bromley article we ll have time during the colloquium to share current assessment projects from our own writing centers and brainstorm new ideas for future assessments The Regaignon and Bromley article is available online go to the WAC Journal s website and then scroll down to find the table of contents and links to the articles in the current issue If you d like a pdf of Lerner s chapter just let me know I d be very glad to send one to you Please join us for this colloquium It would be great to have you there If you haven t been to a Madison Area Writing Center Colloquium before we especially want you to join us The group is friendly and informal and the discussions are easy to join These informal meetings can be a great way to learn more about writing center and WAC theory research practice and leadership and a great way to explore and prepare for writing center and WAC work as part of your career and to make wonderful connections across schools colleges and universities And for those of you who are undergraduate writing fellows or tutors the colloquium offers a friendly way to learn more about and think about possible graduate study in composition and rhetoric and about doing additional writing center and WAC work in your future If you re planning to attend would you tap Brad a quick email bthughes wisc edu so we can be sure to have enough brownies Please Save These Future Colloquium Dates Tuesday April 17 2012 5 30 7 00 PM at the UW Madison Writing Center the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with Crystal Mueller June 2012 date TBA at the UW Madison Writing Center preliminary findings from research on US writing centers with Katrin Girgensohn European University Viadrina Events for Fall Semester 2011 A Discussion of Writing Center Collaborations with Faculty Across the Disciplines Focusing on selected sections of Academic Writing Consulting and WAC by Jeff Jablonski Chapters 3 4 and 5 Thursday September 29 2011 5 30 7 00 PM Room 6176 Helen C White Hall The Writing Center University of Wisconsin Madison 600 North Park Street Madison The readings from Jablonski include narratives from his case study research with writing centers and his theoretical model of what he calls cross curricular literacy consulting These are important topics for current and future writing center and WAC directors The Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference in Madison October 20 22 2011 writing wisc edu mwca2011 How Contexts Shape Writing Center Work Insights into Writing Instruction and a Writing Center in Germany Katrin Girgensohn Director of the Writing Center and Faculty Member at European University Viadrana Frankfurt Oder Germany Visiting Research Scholar The Writing Center Department of English University of Wisconsin Madison 2011 12 Wednesday November 16 2011 5 30 to 7 00 PM Room 6176 Helen C White Hall The Writing Center The University of Wisconsin Madison In this colloquium I will discuss contemporary writing instruction in Germany within the larger context of German higher education This context is currently shaped by the so called Bologna Process an ongoing political negotiation process that has set in motion the restructuring of almost all aspects of higher education in Europe Partly influenced by the Bologna Process but even more built on the enthusiasm that individual faculty in Germany have for ideas of collaborative learning in writing brought from the USA writing centers are still a relatively new phenomenon in Europe Nevertheless the developments in recent years are exciting For example at European University Viadrina in Germany the writing center opened in 2007 and quickly grew to become a vital place with a wide variety of programs It started out of autonomous creative writing groups for students Sharing some findings of my PhD thesis I will show how valuable the experience of teacherless writing groups among peers is for German students who do not have composition classes or any other explicit writing support During the colloquium we will have the chance to discuss the differences advantages and disadvantages of our contexts for literacy work at colleges and universities what can we learn from each other What is transferable across cultures And how can we build sustainable international collaborations among writing centers Events for Spring Semester 2011 Paths to a New Writing

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  • Individual Writing Instruction
    what you can do Undergraduate Students New Transfer or Advanced Graduate and Professional Students Understanding assignments and expectations for academic writing Writing for specific disciplines including History Biology Psychology and Literature and many more Using sources citations quoting and paraphrasing Thesis statements paragraphing and organization Internship and study abroad applications Planning for writing longer research papers Resumes cover letters and business writing Applications for graduate and professional school scholarships Poster presentations plus many more Seminar papers Planning long term projects Revising for publication Writing and planning for preliminary qualifying exams Theses and dissertations Grant proposals Poster presentations Conference presentations CVs teaching philosophy statements and job letters Literature reviews plus many more Make the most of your visits Here s how to make the most of your visits Come early in the semester and come often Know what you want to talk about Bring anything that helps explain the assignment or project Plan time for revision Make us a regular part of your college experience Find a Writing Center location near you Main location Your main location is in 6171 Helen C White Hall You can call 608 263 1992 or stop by to make appointments up to 3 weeks in advance Choose 30 minutes for shorter papers 1 hour for longer papers Click here for more information Satellite locations One on one instruction also is offered at College Library first floor at these times June 23 August 6 Mondays Wednesdays 6 30 9 30 PM Online Note online instruction not available during the summer Meet your Writing Center instructors Your Writing Center instructors are Doctoral level teaching assistants Trained and experienced writing teachers and writers themselves Supportive professional consultants who take their cues from you Eager to work with you on making your writing projects as successful as humanly possible

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  • UW Madison Writing Center Workshops (by Topic)
    visit our About Writing Center Workshops page About Writing Center Workshops Workshop List Cancel Your Registration Writing Center Home Home Writing Center Workshops Listed by Topic Summer 2014 Workshops Writing Personal Statements Writing Resumés and Cover Letters Simple Steps for Perfecting Your Punctuation Turning Undergraduate Research Into Professional Publications A Writer s Retreat Writing with Scrivener to Keep Your Long Projects Organized How to Email Like a Professional Contact Us

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  • UW-Madison Writing Center Writer's Handbook: index
    Improving Your Writing Style Stages of the Writing Process Common Writing Assignments Grammar and Punctuation Cite References in Your Paper Writing Center Home Home Writer s Handbook UW Madison Writer s Handbook Index of the Writer s Handbook Introduction In this section you will find many instructional materials we ve developed for our Writing Center teaching However there are limitations to these materials Assignments vary and different instructors want different

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