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Writing Center at Campus Village at Auraria

Information for Residents of Campus Village at Auraria


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.


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 at Auraria​

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

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.

Dates/Times:

Monday, March 6, 6:00-7:00pm
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Arguments & Thesis Statements

Presenter: Emily Jessen

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:

Wednesday, April 5, 6:00-7:00pm
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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.

Dates/Times:

Sunday, April 16, 6:00-7:00pm
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Effective Revision

Presenter: Steven Dawson 

This 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.

Dates/Times:

Tuesday, February 21, 6:00-7:00pm
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