There's a thick layer of snow on the ground, but the academic calendar tells us that we've arrived in the Spring semester! As usual, the professional staff of the Writing Center is available to facilitate writing, reading, and presentation workshops in your classes over Zoom, or to consult on assignment design, inclusive/anti-racist writing pedagogy, or writing process activities such as peer-review and low-stakes writing.
Ongoing Support for Thesis Writers
- Writing Center associates are available by Zoom or email for individual consultations with thesis writers in all fields. At this time of year, thesis sessions often focus on planning new chapters, revising in response to feedback, and rebuilding motivation.
- The thesis support team also hosts a Thesis Community on Moodle, which serves as a hub for Library and Writing Center announcements and resources; students may self-enroll through the main course page.
- Thesis support assistants Mariama-Alexis Camara ’21 and Olivia Luntz ’21 host twice-weekly virtual write-ins, where students can find community and accountability. Zoom links are shared in the Moodle site above.
Nominate your Thesis Students for the 3MT
The Writing Center is accepting thesis student proposals for the 2021 3MT ® (Three-Minute Thesis) competition. Please encourage your students to submit a short proposal to their department chair by Thursday, March 11th. Students may find proposal guidelines, contest rules, and examples of 3MT® speeches here.
From those nominations, student finalists will be chosen to compete in the 3MT ®. During the months of March and April, three training sessions will be offered to help students prepare. This year’s competition will be held virtually on Thursday, May 6th at 4:30pm.