Writing Center Assistance AvailableThe Writing Center
@ THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON
For more information about the Writing Center:
●Individual Help with Writing
Through online or face-to-face conferences, Writing Center instructors help undergraduate and graduate students to become more effective, more confident writers. Working with students in all disciplines and at all levels, our instructors can assist students with a variety of writing projects--from course papers and resumes to theses and dissertations. Although we do not offer a proofreading service, WC instructors provide a critical audience for students and friendly advice for revisions. Consultations are scheduled by appointment at the main location and available on a first-come, first-served basis at eight satellite locations across campus. Individual critiques of short drafts (five pages or less) are also available via email and live chats four nights each week.
There are over 35 free, short-term workshops for undergraduate students to help them excel with college writing, for graduate students working on advanced writing projects or entering the job market, and for instructors in all disciplines who teach with writing. (The workshop schedule is attached in a pdf.) Be sure to check out the new workshops offered, including "A Writer's Retreat" and the "Celebrate Writing" Series.
Co-sponsored by the Writing Center and Pathways to Excellence, the Undergraduate Writing Fellows Program brings talented undergraduates and committed faculty together in a cooperative effort to improve student writing. The program prepares selected students from a wide range of majors to serve as peer writing tutors, called Writing Fellows. Fellows work closely with professors and students on writing in a variety of courses across the College of Letters and Science. Application deadlines to become an undergraduate Writing Fellow are in early March.
●The Writer's Handbook
Available online 24/7, the Writer’s Handbook offers numerous instructional materials about writing, including such topics as negotiating the stages of the writing process, improving grammar and punctuation, avoiding plagiarism, and citing sources following the APA, MLA, and CSE guidelines, to name a few. Many examples show how to improve one’s writing style to make it clear, to the point, and easier to read.
Writing Center staff members take the Writing Center to classrooms and to students across campus. They’re available to make a brief presentation about our services or can work with faculty and TAs to tailor some writing instruction for a particular class or subject matter. Every year, we make hundreds of presentations in undergraduate and graduate courses across campus. Requests for class visits and co-teaching opportunities can be made through our Web site at writing/wisc.edu/outreach.htm. Please try to make arrangements for class visits as early as possible in the semester.
●Writing Across the Curriculum
The Writing Across the Curriculum program provides support for all UW instructors in all disciplines to teach through writing. Writing Center staff are available for individual consultations, team teaching, staff meetings and orientations and hold workshops throughout the year. The WAC website (http://mendota.english.wisc.edu/~WAC/) offers hundreds of pages of advice and samples designed to help instructors create effective and innovative writing assignments, teach students about writing, coach students to succeed with assignments, and respond to student papers.
●The Online Writing Center
We offer one of the most comprehensive online writing centers in the country. In addition to writing instruction about short drafts via email and real-time consultations or chats, the online Writing Center provides extensive information about its services, descriptions and e-registration for its short-term writing workshops, and links to numerous resources and handouts on academic writing. Explore the UW-Madison Online Writing Center at writing.wisc.edu.
The UW-Madison Writing Center--teaching students at every level and in all disciplines to become more effective, more confident writers. Services offered free of charge through the generous support of the College of Letters and Science.
UW-Madison Writing Center -- 6171 Helen C. White Hall -- 608.263.1992 -- writing.wisc.edu
For additional information, contact T. Maggio at email@example.com