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   Writing Center Statement on Anti-Racism

The MSU Denver Writing Center is committed to creating an anti-racist environment for employees and students in cooperation and alliance with the campus-wide call for change by utilizing anti-racist pedagogy and language. Additionally, the MSU Writing Center is committed to taking action in alliance with the CCCC/NCTE's demand for Black Linguistic Justice. To read the full list of demands click here: https://cccc.ncte.org/cccc/demand-for-black-linguistic-justice

 

 

Spring 2021 Schedule
The Writing Center is open online and by phone this semester from Jan 19 to May 8 (Closed for Spring Break March 22-27)
 
ONLINE SESSIONS: M-F 8am-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 9am - 8pm 
PHONE SESSIONS: Mon-Fri 8am - 8pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 7pm 
RIDES Program: Mon-Sat 9am - 9pm 
 
We will be offering a limited numbert of in-person appointments beginning February 8th in the Tutoring Center:

Monday 10-2

Wednesday 10-5

Thursday 11-2, 3-5

Please check in and out at the Tutoring Center on the 2nd floor of JSSB.

Writing Center Hangouts
In preparation for the spring semester, we are happy to announce that we are relaunching “Writing Center Hangouts”-- a virtual space for students to learn about the Writing Center and become familiar with our faculty. Writing Center Hangouts are a good opportunity for students to meet consultants, learn about our services, and become peers. 
 
Writing Center Hangouts will be available during the first four weeks of the spring semester using Microsoft Teams. Below is our current hangouts schedule for the first four weeks of the semester, provided with our consultant’s names and a link to each hangout. Please pass this information onto your faculty, staff, and students. If you would like to assign your students to visit us for extra-credit, we will provide a confirmation of their visit. Click here for the schedule.
RIDES Program

RIDES (Roadrunners Interested in Developing English Skills) is a program to help culturally and linguistically diverse students at MSU Denver with practical writing skills not covered by a traditional writing center consultation. RIDES sessions will help students with the lower order concerns (article use, punctuation, grammar, etc.) unique to their situation.

The RIDES program will pair each student with a writing center consultant trained specifically for this program. The pair will work together for a set duration, with a commitment of a 30-minute session every week. Together, the student and consultant will identify areas of improvement, and work together to develop English language skills by working on specific assignments for class, as well as tutorials and customized exercises.

Beyond the 30-minute sessions, RIDES students will also have access to specialized tools and unique opportunities. We will also offer the option to try to work with your instructors, if desired, to identify areas for development and receive feedback on improvement.

Students who complete the program will be able to take part in a party at the end of the semester and will be eligible for prizes and awards.

Interested? You can find out more by calling us at (303) 615-1888, emailing us at RIDESWC@gmail.com or dropping in to our Writing Center Drop-In.

 

Introducing Doc Drop Consulting

The Writing Center is happy to announce that we now have asynchronous writing consultations in the form of Doc Drop Consulting.

Document Drop Consulting means students can submit their work which will then be returned to them with some feedback from one of our consultants. Students can upload a draft and a consultant will respond in writing within three to four business days.

Please note that consultants will spend up to one hour reading and responding to the work if it’s shorter than 10 pages. If it’s longer than 10 pages, we ask students to please indicate which sections the consultant should focus on.

As with other types of sessions we offer, our consultants will prioritize giving feedback on higher-order concerns (for example, ideas, organization, and thesis statements) rather than sentence-level or grammatical concerns. Consultants might offer feedback regarding patterns of grammatical errors, however, if they impede understanding or hurt the writer’s credibility.

To submit your paper, simply go to the Writing Center Schedule and select Doc Drop from the drop down menu.

  

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