The Writing Center of UCD continues operations and hours out of the Information Commons @ HSL

The Writing Center provides one-on-one assistance to undergraduate and graduate students from the Anschutz Medical Campus at the Health Sciences Library’s Information Commons. In the Center, trained graduate consultants offer help with writing of all kinds, including essays, proposals, dissertations, resumes, and scholarship applications. Come Visit, room 1204 in the Information Commons at the library on AMC.

Please note that Writing Center services are fluid across campuses, meaning that AMC students can visit the main Center on the Auraria Campus (and vice versa). 
  

Spring 2011 Workshops on the AMC


Citation and Documentation: APA

Presenter: Sean McCandless

In this session, participants will be shown the basics of citation in APA style. This workshop is designed for students from all majors who would like to have a better understanding of how to cite. Page format, in-text citations, and bibliographies will be covered.

Dates/Times:

March 10th, 5-6pm, Anschutz Medical Campus
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Writing Process 1 & 2

Presenters: Sean McCandless, Virginia Nichols

This workshop — a combination of our Writing Process Parts 1 & 2 workshops — is designed specifically for AMC students who need practice in writing effective academic essays. Participants will learn essentials of developing content and organization; composing a research proposal/prospectus; drafting an effective thesis statement; approaching research and incorporating information; forming paragraphs and sections; writing effective introductions, conclusions, and abstracts; avoiding wordiness; and maintaining paragraph- and sentence-level clarity (including active v. passive voice, pronoun usage, and descriptive language).

Dates/Times:

March 18th, 10am-12pm, Anschutz Medical Campus
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Writing a Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

Presenter: Justin Bain, Writing Center Director

This workshop is designed for both graduate students who are considering a career in higher education and instructors/faculty who are interested in revising their CVs. The workshop will provide an overview of creating a Curriculum Vitae: a specialized academic resume. We will discuss who needs a C.V. and why, what goes in a C.V., and examine a variety of professional samples. Time will also be allotted to look at drafts of your own C.V.

Dates/Times:

March 23rd, 12-2pm, Anschutz Medical Campus
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Writing a Literature Review

Presenter: Sean McCandless

In this workshop, participants will be shown the basics of crafting an effective literature review. The workshop will cover methods of approaching research, analyzing information, grouping sources, finding common themes and contentions, and expressing the findings in a clear and direct way.

Dates/Times:

March 18th, 12-2pm, Anschutz Medical Campus
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Personal Statements & Letters of Intent

Presenter: Caitrin Blake

The workshop will define the subtle differences between personal statements, directed application essays, and letters of intent. It will also discuss what should and should not be included in each, common mistakes, and addressing academic transgressions. The workshop will culminate with a few directed writing and brainstorming exercises in order to get students thinking of ways to begin the essay and topics they can cover. 

Dates/Times:

March 11th, 2-3pm, Anschutz Medical Campus
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Writing Center and Career Center Hours for Summer 2010

The Writing Center office in the Health Sciences Library on the AMC will close for the Spring semester on Friday May 14.  The Writing Center will keep the AMC  branch at HSL closed for the summer, however students will still have access to all online and in-person services downtown (DDC), including the virtual dropbox for grads.

Writing Center Maymester Schedule: May 17-June 4

  • DDC: M-Th 10am-6pm
  • Online: M-Th 6pm-10pm

 Writing Center Summer Schedule: June 7-July 30

  • DDC M-Th 10am-6pm
  • Online: Sat-Thurs 6pm-10pm

Contact the Writing Center for more information.

The Career Center branch in the library is closed for the summer also. The Career Center will reopen its office in the library’s Information Commons this fall.  Questions can be directed to the Center at 303-556-2250 and general information about their services is on the web at www.careers.cudenver.edu.

Writing Center Workshops: Grant Proposals and Curriculum Vitae – Location moved to Ed 2 North due to high demand!

Two workshops coming up soon from the Writing Center on AMC.

I. Writing Effective Grant Proposals  – April 5

On Monday April 5, the Writing Center offers a workshop on effective grant proposals. This workshop (part I of II) will describe key features of designing, writing, and submitting an effective grant proposal. Specific sections of grants and strategies for writing grants will be discussed. The workshop is open to graduate students and faculty. A second workshop will provide you with an opportunity to bring in your own drafts of grants and receive focused feedback in a workshop environment.

Reservations are required and lunch is provided. Please reserve your seat by visiting the Center’s web site:  http://thunder1.cudenver.edu/writing/workshops.html. Call 303-724-4143 for more information.

Writing Effective Grant Proposals Workshop
Date/Time:
 Monday, April 5, 2010, 12:00 Noon – 1:50 PM
Location: ED 2 North, room 2302

Workshop II on Grant Proposals: TBA

II. C.V. (Curriculum Vitae) – April 6

On Tuesday April 6, 2010, from 4:00-5:50pm, the Writing Center offers a C.V. (Curriculum Vitae) Workshop. This workshop is designed for both graduate students who are considering a career in higher education and instructors/faculty who are interested in revising their CVs. Topics to be covered will include who needs a C.V. and why, what goes in a C.V. and time will be spent examining a variety of professional samples. Time will also be allotted to look at drafts of your own C.V. Reservations are required and dinner is provided. Presenter is Justin Bain, Writing Center Director.

C.V. (Curriculum Vitae)
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 4:00-5:50 PM
Location: Ed 2 North, room 2102

Please reserve your seat by visiting the Center’s web site:  http://thunder1.cudenver.edu/writing/workshops.html. Call 303-724-4143 for more information.