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
The MSU Denver Writing Center will be operating remotely for the Fall 2020 Semester. We have a few different options:
Online Consulting: M-F 8 am to 10 pm, Sat & Sun 9 am to 10 pm
Phone-In Consulting: M-F 8 am to 9 pm
Doc Drop: Various Hours (See info below)
RIDES: Various Hours (See info below)
The MSU Denver Writing Center is holding a RIDES Open House for students to drop in when convenient for them. We will be around to answer questions, provide information on the RIDES Program and the Writing Center in general. Students can even schedule an initial consultation if they want. We will also have virtual tours of how an online appointment looks and is structured/formatted. We have several drop-in scheduled over the next couple of weeks. Please click here for the schedule. If you have any questions, please email Rachel Hawley at email@example.com.RIDES Open House
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 the entire semester, 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.
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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