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Syllabus Blurb

 
 
 

We'd love it if you'd let your students know about the Center by including this blurb on your syllabus. Simply copy and paste the following text into the document:

 


 
 
 

Fall/Winter Syllabus Blurb:

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing, with locations at the Allendale and Pew/Downtown Grand Rapids campuses, is available to assist you with writing for any of your classes. Writing consultants, who are fellow GVSU students, are trained to help you with all stages of your writing process, from brainstorming to organizing to editing your papers. Simply bring a draft of your paper, the assignment sheet, and your questions/concerns to any of the Center's locations. Also, through your Gmail account, you have access to online consultations through GoogleDocs. The Center's services are free and you can drop in and work with a consultant or make an appointment, either through our website or by calling the Center (331-2922). For more information about our services and locations, please visit our website: http://www.gvsu.edu/wc/

Online Course Syllabus Blurb:

If you are teaching an online class, the following blurb focuses on online writing support:

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing, provides writing support to assist you with writing in any of your online classes. All GVSU students have access to synchronous chat sessions with consultants through GoogleDocs on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 8pm and midnight. For information on using GoogleDocs, holiday or exam week hours, handouts, links, and other helpful writing resources, please visit the Writing Center website ( http://gvsu.edu/wc/)

Additionally, online students can get writing assistance via email. Consultants will respond with written feedback, but they will not make any changes to your paper. To access this service, fill out the web form on the Writing Center website and attach your paper. Be sure to include information about the assignment, questions or concerns about your draft, and allow up to 72 hours to receive a response from a writing consultant.

Regional Campus Course Syllabus Blurb:

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing, provides writing support to assist students who are taking courses at regional campuses (Holland, Traverse City, Petoskey, or Muskegon). All GVSU students have access to synchronous chat sessions with consultants through GoogleDocs on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 8pm and midnight. For information on using GoogleDocs, holiday or exam week hours, handouts, links, and other helpful writing resources please visit the Writing Center website ( http://gvsu.edu/wc/)

Additionally, regional campus students can get writing assistance via email. Consultants will respond with written feedback, but they will not make any changes to your paper. To access this service, fill out the web form on the Writing Center website and attach your paper. Be sure to include information about the assignment, questions or concerns about your draft, and allow up to 72 hours to receive a response from a writing consultant.

Spring/Summer Syllabus Blurb:

If you are teaching courses during the Spring/Summer session, this blurb discusses the Writing Center services that will be available.

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing, with locations at the Allendale and Pew/Downtown Grand Rapids campuses, is available to assist you with writing in any of your spring/summer classes. Writing consultants, who are fellow GVSU students, are trained to assist you with all stages of your writing process, from brainstorming to organizing to editing your papers. The Center's services are free and appointments are available, but not necessary. Simply bring a draft of your paper, the assignment sheet, and your questions/concerns about the writing to any of the Center's locations:

  • Allendale, LOH 120, 331-2922, Mondays - Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., with appointments available between 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Pew/Downtown Grand Rapids, DeVos building C student study area, Mondays - Wednesdays, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. with appointments available between 2 p.m. - 4 p.m..

  • GoogleDocs - Monday - Wednesday, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Also, through your Gmail account, you have access to online consultations through GoogleDocs. From Monday-Wednesday between 8pm-10pm, students can share their papers through GoogleDocs and get real time feedback on their drafts. Students taking online courses (or branch campus and hybrid courses) can submit their papers for feedback through email by filling out a web form. Within 72 hours of submission, a consultant will respond to the draft with imbedded comments and general feedback. For up-to-date information about hours and appointment availability as well as a variety of resources and links that may be useful for students, please visit the Writing Center website: http://www.gvsu.edu/wc/


Hours & Locations

 
 
 

Allendale

Lake Ontario Hall 120 - 

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sunday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

You can find us located in the same hallway as The Padnos International Center

Knowledge Market: Mary Idema Pew Library (1st floor) -

Sunday - Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

You can find us working with the Speech Consultants, the Peer Research Consultants, & the Data Inquiry Lab all on the first floor of the library across from the Reference Desk and around the corner from Argo.

 
 
 
 

Pew Campus / Downtown

Knowledge Market: Steelcase Library -

Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

You can find us working with the Speech Consultants & the Peer Research Consultants in the Collaboration Zone, located in Building A near the Steelcase Library. 

CHS Building: Room 100 -

Mondays & Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

 
 
 
 

Online Services

 
 
 

Online via Google Docs -

Monday - Wednesday 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Available to all GVSU students and recreates the face-to-face consultation online. You must be logged in to Google and be present in order to receive help. Share your document with fmcfwriting@gvsu.edu. Once we receive the invitation to view your document, a consultant will alert you through the Chat feature.

Email Consultations - 

 

Available for content from online or hybrid classes, students from non-Allendale/Grand Rapids campuses, and graduate students. Click on the link to be taken to the web form. Please allow 72 hours for responses

 

 

 

 

Have other questions? Stop in and visit! Or call us at 331-2922.