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  • 2nd language practice and tutoring, mandarin, English, and Spanish
  • Advice on writing assignment design for faculty
  • assistance for ELL
  • assistance for English Language Learners
  • assistance for faculty with curriculum development.
  • assistance for syllabus and assignment construction
  • assistance to ESL writers, to Nursing and Bio students.
  • assistance with close-reading
  • assistance with job application documents
  • Assistance with online research
  • assistance with online research, documentation
  • assistance with reading skills
  • assistance with resumes, etc.
  • assistance with resumes, personal statements, grant applications, cover letters, etc.
  • asynchronous online feedback (non-email)
  • asynchronous online tutoring via an OWL (Drupal platform), supplemental instruction for freshmen composition courses, class workshops on the writing process
  • asynchronous tutoring via email and phone
  • asyncronous online feedback via a web-based system that's better than email
  • Catered workshops on a wide array of subjects; collaboration workshops and handouts;
  • classroom site visits
  • classroom support for instructors
  • Classroom visits
  • composition courses; consultations with faculty
  • Computers for doing research and writing papers; writing library of textbooks, writing handbooks, and style guides.
  • conference in multiple language (Spanish, French, Arabic, German)
  • Conversation English
  • Conversational Appointments for ESL students
  • Creative writing groups and activities
  • critical reading
  • dissertation boot camps and support groups
  • distance tutoring with phone and Googledocs
  • Embedded consultants in freshmen composition and in-class peer review facilitation workshops
  • English as Second Language and writing in non-English courses. Also, help with graduate-level papers and theses.
  • English conversation activity for non-native speakers
  • English conversation groups; writing workshops
  • English Language Learner Support in the form of conversation programs
  • ePortfolios
  • ESL assistance
  • ESL support
  • ESL tutoring, tutoring in creative writing
  • ESL writing tutoring
  • events focused on writing and writing process: invited authors, editors; contests
  • facilitation of writing groups, writing groups as fourth credit of international intro writing courses
  • fellows; writing groups--graduate, creative, faculty; workshops in class and in center
  • foreign language writing tutoring
  • Graduate Research/Write-In workshops
  • graduate school / scholarship applications, resumes, assistance for students enrolled in developmental non-course based program
  • graduate writing support for dissertators
  • Group tutorials; personal statements; workshops on writing process and product
  • help with portfolios and projects across the curriculum
  • hybrid asynch and synch online consultations
  • in class mini seminars as requested by professors on documentation
  • In Class Workshops, Community Outreach
  • in person and online group workshops, assistance with resume, cover letter, and scholarship applications; provides some minor assistance in terms of writing pedagogy to faculty. Assistance for ELL.
  • in-class presentation on effective peer response
  • in-class writing workshops
  • information literacy, research skills
  • occasional workshops
  • online feedback via Web Application
  • online feedback via YouTube screenrecording (asynchronous); quick chat; workshops
  • online handouts, videos, podcasts; classroom workshops
  • online tutoring via Adobe Connect (synchronous)
  • online tutoring via Blackboard Collaborate
  • online tutoring via Google Docs and telephone (synchronous)
  • online tutoring via phone (synchronous)
  • online tutoring via WCOnline
  • online tutoring via WCOnline (synchronous) and we offer reading tutoring
  • Online Writing Resource Center with presentations and self-paced modules
  • our "online" sessions are synchronous by phone; writer can attach document to the online schedule, so we both can look at document and discuss it
  • Phone feedback on emailed papers
  • preparation for required graduation writing exam; various workshops; limited online tutoring for FYC faculty who request it.
  • resumes and cover letters, international student conversation partners, writing groups for grads and undergrads
  • Services and functions associated with the writing proficiency exam, including workshops and consulting with students who do not pass, and we run a course alternative to the exam. We also run a one-unit supplemental instruction course for English 101, and weekly Conversation Groups open to all students, though primarily intended for students whose first language is not English.
  • Small-group tutoring
  • Smarthinking Online Writing Center
  • Software programs such as MySkillsTutor and Criterion
  • speaking partners program (support for english language learners working on speaking and listening)
  • Student writing groups--in-class and in-WC
  • study skills
  • Study strategies Workshops
  • synchronous online tutoring not Skype or instant messaging
  • telephone tutoring in which tutor and writer look at same text and discuss it
  • telephone/email consultations that are synchronous
  • thesis/dissertation support events
  • tutoring via phone
  • Vocabulary development, critical reading strategies
  • We also do in-class workshops on writing-related subjects.
  • We host WAC and creative writing events, a journal, assist faculty, visit classes, hold workshops, and offer tutoring for basic writers. .
  • We offer an integrated, sequenced research-writing workshop series across the curriculum in writing proficiency courses.
  • We work with student writing in all disciplines
  • Website deisgn
  • weekly appointments, class-based workshops via Writing Fellows
  • whole class simultaneous visits in small groups
  • workshops
  • workshops for both students and faculty; faculty consultations with writing instruction; workshops in the classroom
  • workshops for students, especially for L2 studentss
  • workshops in classes; classroom-based tutoring, which often includes group workshops and facilitated peer review as well as individual tutoring; facilitating conversation groups for English language learners
  • workshops on different writing concerns; answers to quick questions via email
  • workshops on high-stakes projects (e.g., statements of purpose, grant proposals) and exams; in-class peer review facilitation; joint consultations with research librarians; joint tutor training and ongoing professional development for all campus discipline-specific writing centers; tutor exchange program for other writing centers in the region; dissertation retreat for graduate students
  • Workshops on request for classes in disciplines across the curriculum. Also, some WAC projects.
  • Workshops on things such as plagiarism and how to take an essay exam as well as facilitated peer review in requested classes
  • workshops on various communication topics; one-on-one consultations with faculty on teaching writing; course-embedded workshops on communication skills; credit-bearing ESL courses
  • Workshops, Invited presentations, weekly write-ins for graduate student thesis and dissertation writers, tutoring support for writing retreats, tutoring for multilingual writers provided by ESL specialist tutors
  • workshops, online resources (e.g., handouts), specialty workshops for faculty
  • workshops, presentations on special topics
  • writing artist's statements and CVs
  • writing group facilitation for graduate students
  • writing groups, WAC services
  • Writing proficiency exam (WPE) preparation and support, documentation assistance in a variety of formats, and workshops on a variety of topics that are general or requested by faculty in a particular discipline/course
  • Writing Tutor Laboratory, Smarthinking Online Tutoring
  • writing workshops

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