Students at all levels, in all programs, and in all formats can make writing center appointments at
The WCC space hosts many events throughout the year that bring together students and faculty to learn, share, and improve their writing and communication skills.
The WCC offers workshops for students and faculty designed to improve their writing and introduce them to innovative pedagogies and technologies. This winter, workshops are being held on Wednesdays. Department, employee, or student group can also request a custom workshop to meet their specific needs.
Can't make it in person? All workshops can be attended in-person, but workshops can also be attended virtually via GoToTraining. If you want to attend online, simply click the GoToTraining link associated with the specific workshop you want to attend. On the workshops pages, there is a link to a form for those planning to attend in-person, which will help us avoid having too many people in our teaching and learning studio.
*BYOD! The WCC encourages all visitors to bring their laptops, tablets, or mobile devices with them to the Center to use during workshops.
The Writing and Communication Center can create customized writing workshops for department and programs, as well as student, faculty and employee groups on campus. If you are interested in such a workshop, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
We will get back to you to develop a plan for the workshop you requested.
Take advantage of our WCC Weekly Write-Ins, where faculty, graduate, and professional students can come together this fall for dedicated time to focus on writing your dissertation, research, grants, or other projects. This writing group meets on Mondays from 6-8 pm in the WCC (Alvin Sherman Library, Rm. 430), and online via GoToMeeting starting on January 14. Don't forget to BYOD (bring your own device).
The end of the semester always means long nights and late night food cravings. Come join us right before finals for focused time to finish up your writing and communication projects with consultants and pizza on hand to help.
KLNAP is an event where students can come to the center to work, write, and get feedback in a productive studio atmosphere. We do not have scheduled appointments during that time. Rather, students walk in and start working, and the Writing Consultants walk around the room having conversations with writers while they write. This year we’re partnering with our Alvin Sherman Librarians and will have stations set up for students to work on things like finding sources and formatting citations. Students are welcome to bring in work for any of their classes.
Once a semester, the WCC hosts an event to educate students about editing Wikipedia, to improve articles and to address its biases in what gets recorded and by whom. Each time we hold this event, the WCC will partner with campus groups such as department and student organizations to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to their interests.
In November 2018, we hosted a "Wiki Loves Pride" Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (see the flyer) focusing on increasing the diversity of who edits Wikipedia, and improving upon coverage of LGBTQ+ articles. Wikipedia links and resources collected to help participants are still available online.
The National Day on Writing was founded by the National Council of Teachers of English on the premise that writing is critical to literacy but needs greater attention and celebration. People tend to think of writing in terms of pencil-and-paper assignments, but no matter who you are, writing is part of your life. It’s part of how you work, how you learn, how you remember, and how you communicate. It gives voice to who you are and enables you to give voice to the things that matter to you.