UWC Services for Faculty
The director and staff of the UWC collaborate with instructors and faculty to offer targeted writing support to students in their programs and classes. This may take the form of workshops tailored to particular classes and the assignments students are completing in those classes. For example, we can facilitate a peer review workshop the same day your students are asked to review the drafts of their fellow students. We can also facilitate workshops on the specific citation styles you’re asking your students to use.
The UWC consultants can also meet with groups of students from the same class, particularly within the context of a group or team project.
The Director of the UWC, Professor Ann Blakeslee, also directs the Writing Across the Curriculum program. She is very happy to meet with faculty to assist them with designing /developing assignments, assessing student writing, and/or determining how best to support students instructionally with their writing.
Services for Students
The University Writing Center (UWC) offers one-on-one writing consulting for both undergraduate and graduate students. Students can make appointments by calling 734-487-0694 or drop in between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Fridays. Students should bring a draft of what they’re working on and their assignment sheet. The UWC is headquartered in Room 115 of Halle Library. Students may also seek writing assistance in our satellite location in Room 514 Pray Harrold, Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Academic Projects Center (APC) also offers one-on-one writing consulting. Its hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The APC is located in Room 116 of Halle Library.
The UWC also offers workshops supporting a variety of writing strategies. Workshops are open to all EMU students, regardless of course enrollment. All workshops last one hour. Topics include: How to be a Successful College Writer, Incorporating Evidence, and Revising Your Writing. UWC workshops may be targeted at students within their disciplines and programs or geared toward the general student population. The UWC Workshops page [link to Workshops page] lists and describes all of the UWC workshops to help you select the most appropriate workshop. Targeted workshops are also offered for students in a variety of disciplines.
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EMU Writing Support: The University Writing Center (115 Halle Library) offers one-to-one writing consulting for both undergraduate and graduate students. Students can make appointments or drop in between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. Students should bring a draft of what they’re working on and their assignment. The UWC opens for the Fall 2011 semester on Wednesday, Sept. 7 and will close on Monday, Dec. 12.
The UWC also offers small group workshops on various topics related to writing (e.g., Reading in College: Tips and Strategies; Incorporating Evidence; Revising Your Writing). Workshops are offered at various times Monday through Friday in the UWC. To register for a workshop, click the "Register" link from the UWC page at http://www.emich.edu/english/writing-center.
The Academic Projects Center (116 Halle Library) offers one-to-one consulting for students on writing, research, or technology-related issues. No appointment is required – students can just drop in. The APC is open 11-5 Monday-Thursday. Additional information about the APC can be found at http://www.emich.edu/apc. Students visiting the Academic Projects Center should also bring with them a draft of what they’re working on and their assignment sheet.
The UWC also has several satellite sites across campus—in Sill Hall for COT students; in Marshall for CHHS students; in Pray-Harrold for CAS students; in Porter for CHHS and COE students; and in Owen for COB students. The locations of these sites and their hours will be posted on the UWC web site http://www.emich.edu/english/writing-center.
Resources for Faculty
Writing Across the Curriculum Programs and Resources
The WAC Clearinghouse
The International WAC Network
CAC at North Carolina State University
Georgia State University WAC
Northern Illinois University WAC
University of Richmond WAC
Writing in the Disciplines
LabWrite @ NC State
Current Literature on Writing
“Writing: Ticket to Work… Or a Ticket Out.” A study by the National Commission on Writing, September 2004.
Higher Education Professional Associations
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Writing Program Administrators
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)
American Association of College and Universities (AACU)
Association of General and Liberal Studies (AGLS)
National Communication Association (NCA)
Higher Learning Commission