Presentation on theme: "The Writing Center Giving a voice to people who don’t know what to say."— Presentation transcript:
The Writing Center Giving a voice to people who don’t know what to say
Where Do I Go? Monday-ThursdayFriday Saturday Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed 2-9 p.m. Location : Hedberg Library; enter, turn right, Brainard Writing Center Phone # : (262) 552 – 5536 Email : Send your name, phone number, and the day and time you would like to come in to: email@example.com. You will receive a phone call or email reply confirming your time slot. firstname.lastname@example.org When you arrive always bring two copies of your assignment (one for yourself and one for the tutor) and an assignment sheet, if you have one.
Online Writing Center 1.Log on to Blackboard 2.Click on “Courses” 3.Search, “Writing Center” 4.Enroll in the “Online Writing Center” course with the following ID: OLWC-Cons-Mpreston 5.Click “Submit" and then “ok” 6.Click on "Tools" and then “Digital Dropbox” 7.Add the file you would like to submit 8.If you have received a "Receipt“, you have correctly submitted your paper!
How Can We Help You? Brainstorming & Outlining video Thesis Statements The main idea of your paper. An argumentative position on your paper topic. Proper Grammar Many students have problems putting sentence structure in the proper usage.
Organization I. Introduction a. Attention Getter b. Main Points c. Thesis Statement II. Body a. First Topic 1. Topic Sentence 2. Supporting Evidence 3. Analysis b. Second Topic 1. Topic Sentence 2. Supporting Evidence 3. Analysis c. Third Topic 1. Topic Sentence 2. Supporting Evidence 3. Analysis III. Conclusion a. Restate Thesis b. Summarize 3 main points c. Final Thoughts
We’re Not Your Proofreaders!!! When you come to the Writing Center, don’t expect us to just read through the assignment and make notes in red ink. We are here to work with you, to help you become better writers.
Who should come to the Writing Center? We have tutors in various disciplines with a variety of different approaches and styles.
Citing Your Sources MLA Citation (Humanities) Author(s). Title. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of publication. Form of Source Johnson, Graham. How to overthrow a college professor. Florence: Niccolo Machiavelli, 1527. Print Chicago Manual of Style (History) http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html Author. Title. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Youngberg, Rachel. My life as a satanic cult leader. Abaddon: Apollyon, 666. Footnotes: I slit the goat’s throat. 13 13. Youngberg, Rachel. My life as a satanic cult leader. (Abaddon: Apollyon, 666.), 123.
Concept maps (Global Organization) support example quotation support Case study research support example evidence
Using the Rules for Writers Not for wimps; it’s a key resource Information on clarity, formatting, citation, punctuation, and grammar/mechanics Brief “menu” at the front of the book, color- coding, index Finding the answer to your writing woes generates much enthusiasm
Real-life Example Example sentence: “It’s bad enough that the Duke is asking her to persuade Olivia to get with Himself.” Issue #1: It’s informal language; Hacker p. 133-134, 329- 330, 346-380 Issue #2: Himself capitalization; clarity Hacker p. 340-344