Encourage Students to Visit the Writing Center
Every student can benefit from talking with a peer tutor about their writing, but not all will initiate a visit on their own. You can encourage students to make an appointment by:
- Including a statement about the writing center in your syllabus, such as: For support and feedback at any point in the writing process, you can consult with a tutor at the Undergraduate Writing Center. Visit www.uvm.edu/undergradwriting for more information about making appointments and getting the most out of a session. You can share with me the session report your tutor sends to you.
- Referring individual students who need additional support
- Assisting a student who needs ongoing support in making a request for a writing partner
Considering requiring your entire class to visit the writing center? Wondering about other ways the writing center can support your students? Please contact Sheila Boland Chira, Director of the Undergraduate Writing Center, in advance to discuss arrangements and capacity.
In-Class Presentations and Workshops
Writing tutors are available to provide 10-15 minute in-class presentations connecting students to the writing center and its services. Presentations can be extended to 20-25 minutes to include discussions about writing processes and students’ composing styles. Longer writing workshops (30-60 minutes) can be arranged in consultation with the Director of the Undergraduate Writing Center. Popular in-class workshops include Effective Peer Review, Revision Strategies, and Citation Strategies.
To request a presentation or workshop, contact Sheila Boland Chira, the Director of the Undergraduate Writing Center, at least one week in advance with your preferred dates.
Connect a WID Mentor with a Writing Intensive Course
The Undergraduate Writing Center partners with the Writing in the Disciplines Program to provide additional writing support connected to particular courses. The WID Undergraduate Mentor Program attaches experienced undergraduate writing tutors to classes that engage students in disciplinary-based writing.