News and Updates
- Video: The Advisory Board Speaks on Aetna April 25, 2018
- The First: Aetna Celebration of Student Writing, April 5, 3-6pm March 18, 2018
Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Storrs CampusPBB, Room 129
This orientation outlines best practices for teaching writing in the disciplines. It features interactive workshops on building robust revision processes into W courses, designing effective assignments, responding to student writing, and handling the paper load. Our aim is not only to enhance the quality of student learning in W courses but also to explore strategies that can make each instructorâs writing-intensive teaching more effective and rewarding. This orientation is required of all graduate assistants assigned to assist in a 2000+level or to instruct a 1000-level W course.
Go to: http://writingcenter.uconn.edu/w-teaching-orientation/
for agenda and registration information
Monday, August 27th, 2018
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storrs CampusHBL Library, Level 2, Writing Center Conference Room
Modeled after our own successful weekend writing retreats and boot camps, but on a smaller scale, these weekly, shorter retreats feature a space to write and an excuse to do it. The Writing Center recognizes that writing in big bursts of energy can be helpful but that smaller, weekly commitments can develop good writing habits that carry you through the semester. We challenge you to commit to four weeks of early morning Monday writing to start the semester off right.
Simply writing in the presence of others can bring a surprising sense of solidarity and productivity. Arrive with the project you are working on now and your laptop, along with any notes or books you need. There will not be any tutoring available or any lectures.
Food and beverages are not provided for these shorter retreats. Please bring your own coffee and snacks. Go to:
http://writingcenter.uconn.edu/writing-retreats/ for registration and more information.
Aetna Chair of Writing
Dr. Brenda Jo Brueggemann
University of Connecticut
Department of English
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025
Storrs, CT 06269-4025