Writing Center staff members are available to visit your class and provide your students with an overview of our services. In addition, Writing Center staff members can facilitate peer workshops in your class. For more details, see below.
To schedule one of these activities, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 862-3272.
Connors Writing Center introduction
This presentation is a great way to make students aware of the services that are available to them at the Writing Center. CWC presenters will discuss who we are, what we do, where we are located, when we are open, and so on. We will also answer any questions pertaining to the Writing Center. Some presenters may also opt to show a short video; we recommend this for all courses with a writing component.
Number of presenters: 1
Time needed: 15 min (slightly longer with intro video)
Peer conferencing presentation
Many instructors use peer conferencing in the classroom to get students talking and actively taking part in each other’s education. It is a great resource and is the model upon which the Writing Center is built. However, peer conferencing is only as productive as the students involved can make it.
Our presentation is designed to maximize the benefit of peer workshopping in the classroom. Through a variety of techniques (role playing, modeling, discussion, etc.) students are shown what are effective and ineffective, helpful and unhelpful, and productive and unproductive methods of peer workshopping.
If desired, our presenters can join you in facilitating a peer workshopping activity following our presentation. Students would need to bring copies of their drafts-in-progress.
This presentation includes a brief introduction to the Writing Center.
Number of presenters: varies by class size
Time needed: 50-120 min