Finals Write-In and Study Space 5/16

Join the Writing Workshop for our first ever Finals Write-In + Study Space! On Sunday, May 16th we’ll be in Tischler Hall (Exley 150) between 2-8pm. Stop by for the most productive afternoon of your finals season–and to make all this work a little less lonely. Writing Tutors will be available for drop-in sessions, and we’ll have plenty of free snacks and stationery to go around. Be one of the first 5 to RSVP and we’ll have a goodie bag for you to pick up on the day-of!

If you can’t come on Sunday, we hope you’ll still make a Writing Workshop appointment this Reading Period. Visit your Writing Workshop Account (WesPortal > Academics) for more details. Email writingworks@wesleyan.edu with any questions.

Apply to be a Writing Workshop Tutor–Deadline Extended to 3/31

The deadline to apply to be a Writing Workshop Tutor has been extended to Wednesday, March 31! We encourage everyone, especially if you do not see your major or writing background frequently represented in the Workshop, to apply. Visit our website to learn more and submit an application.
Still not sure whether the job is a good fit? Jake Kwon, one of our tutors who is a senior biology major, told us: “I almost didn’t apply to the Workshop because I thought I was a subpar writer and didn’t have the proper skill set to tutor/mentor others on writing. The Writing Workshop has taught me that anyone can be good at writing and has broadened my perspective on what good writing looks like.” We really do mean we want *you* to apply!

Writing Workshop Spring Services

The Writing Workshop is here for you this spring, whether you’re on campus or not! The Workshop officially opens on Monday, February 22nd. See our available appointments via “Writing Workshop Account” under the Academics bucket in WesPortal and come meet with a classmate trained to meet you at any part of your writing process.

Applications for the Writing Mentor program are open, too! Apply here by Thursday, February 18th at noon EST, and we’ll do our best to pair you with a Mentor to meet with each week throughout the spring semester. Bring a friend to one of our Zoom Info Sessions (RSVP/link here) to learn more about the program from current and past mentors and mentees–and to be entered into our raffle for a Wes T-shirt!

For more information, please contact

Naomi Glascock (she/her, they/them)
Ford Fellow in the Writing Programs
writingworks@wesleyan.edu

Apply for the First-Year Seminar Writing Prize

Submissions for the first annual First-Year Seminar Writing Prize are due by January 31st! Nominate yourself (https://forms.gle/JPQ2VauBvexYm34r5) or a friend (by emailing Prof. Silber at lsilber@wes) to have a chance at one of six cash prizes. Any written work for an FYS completed in the 2020 calendar year is eligible to win this prize that celebrates the achievement of adjusting to academic writing expectations at Wes while finding and expressing your own voice.  See more information on our website: https://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/writingworkshop/fysprize.html.

Fall 2020 Writing Support

Working on your writing? Don’t go it alone! Instead, make a free one-on-one appointment with peer writing tutors at the Writing Workshop. Trained to help Wesleyan writers at any stage of the writing process, writing tutors are available, by appointment, Sunday -Thursday for online appointments. Make an appointment by going to Wesportal→ Academics→ Writing Workshop Account. You’ll be asked to make an account before being brought to our online scheduler.

Want semester long support? Apply for a writing mentor who will work with you for an hour every week. Earn a .25 credit for working with a peer tutor on writing skills like organization, time management, and concision. Learn more at the Writing Workshop website or email the Ford Fellow at writingworks@wesleyan.edu.