Syllabus Blurb

Fall 2020 syllabus blurb

Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors

Web: gvsu.edu/wc

Contact: virtualwc@mail.gvsu.edu (616-331-2922)

Location: Lake Ontario Hall, Room 120 (Allendale)

Online: Virtual writing support is available during all hours of operation for both drop-ins or scheduled appointments. Email support is also available (provided within 72 hours of submission).

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing provides writing assistance to all GVSU students, on any type of project and at any stage of the process. The Writing Center employs both undergraduate and graduate writing consultants from across majors and disciplines. Consultants are trained to help writers brainstorm, organize, or develop their ideas; and they can help writers edit their own work and document sources correctly. The Center's services are free and students can work with an idea, assignment prompt, or draft of their paper. Students can virtually drop in or schedule an appointment; both appointments and drop-ins are available during all service hours: (Mon-Thurs 9am-11pm, Friday 9am-3pm, Sunday 12pm-11pm).

Due to COVID-19, all writing center services are available online. Limited in-person consulting may be available; please check the Writing Center’s website for up-to-date information. All service options (drop-ins, appointments, email support) can be accessed via the Writing Center’s online scheduling system - Book It. We look forward to working with you!


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Summer 2020 writing center syllabus blurb

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing is fully online and available to virtually assist you with writing from any of your 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. With the start of summer session, the writing center is launching a new online scheduling system - Book It. You can schedule appointments, virtually drop-in, and access all Knowledge Market services via this new portal. GVSU students can also access email support via Book It. Our new system requires permission to access our email service, so please contact Patrick Johnson (johpatri@gvsu.edu) if you need access. If you have questions or run into issues, you can speak with a Knowledge Market receptionist via Google Meet: https://gvsu.edu/library/km/dropin

Daytime: Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 6 pm (appointments available between 2 - 4 pm if made 24 hours in advance)

Evening: Monday - Wednesday, 8 pm - 10 pm

For up-to-date information about services as well as a variety of resources and links that may be useful, please visit the Writing Center website: http://www.gvsu.edu/wc/

Fall/Winter Syllabus Blurb:

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing, with locations at the Allendale and Pew/Downtown Grand Rapids campuses, is a peer service 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 an idea, prompt, or draft of your paper along with the assignment sheet to any of the Center's locations. Also, through your Gmail account, you have access to online consultations through Google Docs. 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). Peer support is available for research and speech/presentation through the Knowledge Market, where the Writing Center partners with the Speech Lab and the Peer Research Center. Additional information about the Knowledge Market (https://www.gvsu.edu/library/km/) and Writing Center services and locations can be found on our website: http://www.gvsu.edu/wc/


FALL/WINTER Graduate SYLLABUS BLURB:

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing, with locations at the Allendale and Pew/Downtown Grand Rapids campuses, is a peer service available to assist you with writing for any of your graduate classes. Writing consultants, both graduate and undergraduate, are trained to help you with all stages of your writing process, from brainstorming to organizing to editing your papers. Graduate students have access to additional service options including 50-minute scheduled appointments, read-ahead appointments (Steelcase Knowledge Market only), and email consultations. The Center's services are free and you can drop in for a 30-minute session or make a 50-minute appointment, either through our website or by calling the Center (331-2922). Hours and locations can be found on our website (http://www.gvsu.edu/wc/) and additional information about graduate services can be found here: https://www.gvsu.edu/wc/graduate-student-services-100.htm

 

 


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, Steelcase Knowledge Market, DeVos building A, Mondays - Wednesdays, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. with appointments available between 2 p.m. - 4 p.m..

  • Google Docs - Monday - Wednesday, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Also, through your Gmail account, you have access to online consultations through Google Docs. From Monday-Wednesday between 8pm-10pm, students can share their papers through Google Docs 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 embedded 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/


Online/Hybrid Syllabus Blurb (Spring/Summer):

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

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing provides writing support to assist you with writing in any of your online/hybrid classes. All GVSU students have access to synchronous (real-time) chat sessions with consultants through Google Docs on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 8pm and 10pm. To use this service, you need to share your writing with us during our available hours at fmcfwriting@gvsu.edu.

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 embedded comments and general feedback. For additional information on online services, handouts, links, and other helpful writing resources, please visit the Writing Center website (http://gvsu.edu/wc/).


Online Course Syllabus Blurb (Fall/Winter):

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 Google Docs on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 8pm and midnight. For information on using Google Docs, 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 Google Docs on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 8pm and midnight. For information on using Google Docs, 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.

 


 

 

 

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