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: Auraria Campus from the dropdown menu of our online scheduler.
• 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 at Auraria
the Writing Center in the CVA
Classroom (1st Floor) for workshops on writing topics most relevant to
Tackling Common Errors in English Grammar
Presenter: David Keener
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.
Arguments & Thesis Statements
Presenter: Emily Jessen
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.
The Basics of PowerPoint Creation & Presentation
Presenter: Jay Pecenka
This workshop examines the qualities of effective and engaging PowerPoint presentations, specifically addressing design, text and delivery.
Sunday, April 16, 6:00-7:00pm
Presenter: Steven Dawson
workshop teaches participants how to use revision techniques
effectively. Unlike editing, where the writer merely fixes surface
errors, revision involves seeing the work in a new light. In this
workshop we will explore how to revise a piece, seeing it again in a new
way. The first part of the workshop will focus on global revision; the
second half will explore paragraph and sentence-level revision.