LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
The Writing Center is excited to work virtually with your students. In the past, we were able to send consultants into classrooms to deliver a presentation on all our support options. Due to COVID, we have recorded a video of our typical presentation and please contact our center if you have any questions or would like any additional information.
Part of the writing experience is understanding the context within which we compose -- who is this for? Why did I write this? What purpose does it serve? This sort of investigation can make a paper more enjoyable to write and easier to read. Use the postcard below to coach your students through this process (metacognition).
In collaboration with Writing Across the Curriculum, the Writing Center has drafted a helpful resource regarding "the Communication Triangle" (often referred to as "the Rhetorical Triangle"). By using this post-card, writers can have a helpful guided experience with the following:
For more information about ways in which writers exist in a communication context, consider viewing our helpful handouts; there, you can find information about audience expectations, language and jargon, genre facts, and much more!
As part of a collaborative effort between the writing center and the SWS Director, you now have three useful instructional videos -- they can be used to better support you in your own writing process and teaching of writing OR they can be used to coach your class through any of these topics and challenges of the writing process.
The SWS Fellows program is an enhanced version of the classroom support normally offered to instructors through the writing center. The Fellows program involves working with a dedicated group of 5-6 writing consultants to provide enhanced writing support for students and faculty, including:
Due to the scheduling limitations within the writing center, the SWS Fellows program is only available in two courses each semester. Interested faculty are encouraged to apply and participants are selected based on a variety of features (approach to writing instruction, previous use of consultants, strength of application, etc).
Have other questions? Stop in and visit! Or call us at 331-2922.