Sometimes when students receive writing assignments, they are unsure about the best way to begin. They might not understand exactly what is being required. They might feel intimidated about how much they have to write. They might never have actually used informal writing techniques to get started writing. They might never have written more than one draft of an assignment before.
Writing Table will gather students together with professors from the Writing and Rhetoric Program for weekly conversations about writing requirements and writing fears in a familiar, informal setting at the Intercultural Affairs House. Students will be able to share actual assignments if they choose and informal techniques and/or models will be shared to help reduce their writing anxiety.
The Writing Table will NOT replace the Center for Teaching and Learning. When it comes to getting help on whole papers or getting regular, weekly help on papers, students will be encouraged to use the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Writing Table is a good place for students to have an opening conversation with a professor, a good place to join a group conversation about what it means to write in college, or a good place to get ideas about specific assignments. Students may drop by occasionally or attend every week and stay for all or part of the conversation.
For more information or questions, please contact Professor Neeta Bhasin at (315) 781-3138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.