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The Undergraduate Writing Program

Fall 2014 Programs and Events

Fall 2014 Night Write (T,W,Th. 6:30-8:00 pm)

Come join us every week in our bid against procrastination. Participants will take over half of the Writing Center in 310 Philosophy Hall for a 90-minute writing sessionWe'll provide the space, coffee, and light snacks. Free. No registration required. We'll be on staff to answer quick questions if you're stuck. 

Tuesday Nights: University Writing

Athletes who want to get stronger find workout partners and a trainer. University Writing students who want to stay on top of their assignments and write more efficiently and with less stress come to Night Write. All undergraduates currently enrolled in a section of University Writing are welcome. 

Wednesday Nights: Dissertation/Thesis

Bring whatever you need to do: a draft, a reading, or just a blank page and a good idea. We'll provide open desks, plenty of outlets for laptops, and most of all, structure to help you meet your writing goals and deadlines.  A Writing Center consultant will offer a tip or two to get you started, and then we'll spend the next 90 minutes together, getting it done. 

Thursday Nights: Creative Writing

Writing can be lonely work, and it can be easy to let your creative projects slide. Find solidarity and productivity with your fellow creative writers at Creative Night Write. Bring whatever project you want to work on. A Writing Center consultant will give you a tip or two to get you started, and then we’ll spend 90 minutes together, getting things written. Make Creative Night Write a regular part of your writing practice.

 

Fall 2014 Friday Workshop Series

12:00 to 1:30 in Hamilton 707

Workshops are free, but space is limited. To reserve your spot, please register here. (Select "Fall 2014 Workshops" in the "Choose a Schedule" drop-down menu.)  All Columbia students, undergraduate and graduate, and staff are eligible to take part.

September 19th—Close Reading: Join us as we walk though some new methods aimed to help you gain greater insights into the content and composition of your readings. Participants should bring graded or nearly complete exploratory drafts.

October 3rd—Thesis Statements: In this workshop, we’ll discuss new strategies for creating compelling arguments and setting-up your project with your introduction. Participants should bring graded or nearly complete exploratory drafts.

October 17—Grammarama: In this workshop, we’ll develop strategies to identify and address common grammar mistakes in your drafts. Participants should bring a piece of writing they are currently working on.

October 31: Organization and Structure: Join us to discuss effective strategies for arranging and connecting your ideas on the page. Participants should bring a piece of writing they are currently working on.

November  7—Grammarama: In this workshop, we’ll develop strategies to identify and address common grammar mistakes in your drafts. Participants should bring a piece of writing they are currently working on.

November 21—Invention through Research: In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to get the most out of your research and help you use sources in richer, more complex ways. Participants should bring a piece of writing they are currently working on.

December 5—Citation Conventions: As the semester winds to a close, it’s the perfect time to get your citations and works-cited page in order. We’ll crack open the APA and MLA style guides to demystify and practice these citation conventions.