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The Writing Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus

Information for Anschutz Medical Campus Students


Scroll down for information about free workshops on the Anschutz Medical Campus...

The Writing Center provides one-on-one and small-group* assistance to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students from the Anschutz Medical Campus. In the Center, trained graduate and post-graduate consultants offer help with writing of all kinds, including research essays, proposals, dissertations, capstone projects, C.V.s, manuscript drafts, grants, personal statements, residency applications and more.

Writing Center sessions are intended to help you become a better writer. While we usually help with a particular composition, our goal is to teach writers skills that will strengthen their writing abilities.


In addition to in-person appointments in HSL 1204 (see days/times to the left) and synchronous online appointments, we also offer AMC students access to...


The Online Drop Box

The Online Drop Box is an asynchronous service whereby students submit a document and receive feedback in about four (4) business days.

Anschutz Medical Campus students might be especially interested in our Principles of Scientific Writing handout. More handouts available on the How-To Guides page.


*ABOUT GROUPS
: Students working on group projects are welcome to attend Writing Center sessions together. If only one group member attends, however, consultants will only be able to assist with "global concerns" that relate to the entire project -- for example, organization, transitions, stylistic consistency and citations. More "local" or sentence-level concerns will require individual appointments for each group member. Questions or concerns about this policy should be discussed with the Director or Assistant Director.

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Please note that Writing Center services are fluid across campuses, meaning that Anschutz Medical Campus students can visit the Denver Campus Center (and vice versa).  

What You Can Expect:

Our services include one-on-one and small group writing consultations in areas such as:

  • Generating, organizing and developing ideas
  • Establishing effective proof reading skills
  • Analysis, synthesis and argument
  • Summary, paraphrase and documentation
  • Understanding error pattern analysis
  • Information literacy and research strategies

 

How To Prepare For a Consultation:

To ensure a productive session, please bring all relevant materials and documents to your session. This may include assignment descriptions, syllabi, class notes, instructor comments and your piece of writing (if you've started).


Workshops

Make a reservation for a workshop at our Denver location.

All workshops are FREE.

Application Essays, Letters, & (Personal) Statements

Presenter: Selena Dickey

The workshop will define the subtle differences between personal statements, directed application essays, and letters of intent. It will also discuss what should and should not be included in each, common mistakes, and addressing academic transgressions. The workshop will culminate with a few directed writing and brainstorming exercises in order to get students thinking of ways to begin the essay and topics they can cover. 

Dates/Times:

September 9, 12:00-1:00pm, Anschutz Medical Campus:
P28-Education 2 NORTH 1308
Registration is closed


Crafting a Literature Review

Presenter: Kelsie McWilliams

In this workshop, participants will be shown the basics of crafting an effective literature review. The workshop will cover methods of approaching research, analyzing information, grouping sources, finding common themes and contentions, and expressing the findings in a clear and direct way.

Dates/Times:

September 26, 12:00-1:00pm, Anschutz Medical Campus:
P28-Education 2 NORTH 1308
Registration is closed


Citation and Documentation: APA Basics

Presenters: TBA

In this session, participants will be shown the basics of citation in APA style. This workshop is designed for students from all majors who would like to have a better understanding of how to cite. Page format, in-text citations, and bibliographies will be covered.

Dates/Times:

This workshop is not being offered in the Fall 2014 semester


Writing a Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

Presenter: Justin Bain, Writing Center Director

This workshop is designed for both graduate students who are considering a career in higher education and instructors/faculty who are interested in revising their CVs. The workshop will provide an overview of creating a Curriculum Vitae: a specialized academic resume. We will discuss who needs a C.V. and why, what goes in a C.V., and examine a variety of professional samples. Time will also be allotted to look at drafts of your own C.V.

Dates/Times:

November 6, 12:00-1:00pm, Anschutz Medical Campus:
P28-Education 2 NORTH 1308
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