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WCC Events

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 fall, workshops are being held every week starting in September. Your department, employee, or student group can also request a custom workshop to meet your 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.

 

Request a Custom Workshop

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 wcc@nova.edu with the following information:

  • Your Name and Contact Information

  • Group requesting the workshop

  • Type of skill or content you'd like to see covered

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 will meet on Mondays (starting September 10th) from 6-8 pm in the WCC (Alvin Sherman Library, Rm. 430), and online via GoToMeeting. Don't forget to BYOD (bring your own device).

 

nnes-groups-poster.pngWant to work on your English conversation skills? Join us Wednesday nights from 6-7pm in the WCC this fall to get the support and practice you need.

klnap_2018f.pngThe 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.

The fall 2018 KLNAP [see flyer] will be Monday, Nov. 26 from 6-10pm. 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.

wcc_editathon.pngIn 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.

Visit the WCC or our table in the Don Taft University Center on Thursday, October 18, to add your voice to a national conversation about why we write.
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