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Writing Center

Information for Campus Village Residents


PLEASE NOTE: Only Campus Village residents may use this service. 

The Writing Center at Campus Village will close for the Spring 2014 semester on Wednesday, May 14th and reopen for the Fall 2014 semester on Monday, August 25th.

On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, we're located in the North 3rd Floor Common Room. On Sundays, we're located in the 1st Floor Classroom. 


The Writing Center is pleased to provide both one-on-one and small-group assistance to residents of Campus Village at Auraria. Students making appointments for the Campus Village Center should select 'Campus Village' from the dropdown menu of our online scheduler. Students can make 25-minute or 50-minute appointments.


FYI:

• Appointments are strongly encouraged. Walk-ins are allowed but are subject to availability.

• Students who arrive more than 5 minutes after their scheduled start time will either forfeit their position to another waiting student (when applicable) or be asked to wait until the next available hour.

• Consultants will not assist students with take-home exams of any type unless the Writing Center has received written permission from the course instructor. Please plan ahead by asking your instructor to contact the Center directly.


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 at Campus Village

Join the Writing Center and CVA Resident Assistants in the 1st Floor Classroom for workshops on writing topics most relevant to residents.
 

Tackling Common Errors in English Grammar

Presenter: Kelsie McWilliams

This workshop will address the most common errors consultants encounter in clients' writing. It will cover basic usage of commas, semicolons, colons, and dashes; how to write complete sentences and ensure parallel structure; how to avoid subject verb disagreement; the function of prepositional phrases; and using the known-new contract.

Dates/Times:

TBA


Arguments & Thesis Statements

Presenter: Selena Dickey

This workshop focuses on developing arguments and expressing them through strong thesis statements. We will review sample statements from a variety of disciplines to better understand what works, what doesn't, and why. We'll then practice creating our own.

Dates/Times:

TBA

MLA & APA Basics

Presenters: J.J. Clark

In this session, participants will be shown the basics of citation in APA and MLA style. This workshop is designed for writers from all disciplines who would like to have a better understanding of how to cite. Page format, in-text citations, and References/Works Cited sections will be covered.

Dates/Times:

TBA