The SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center

Welcome

The SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center is a virtual space designed to accommodate both online or on-campus graduate students for whom distance or busy schedules conflict with coming to campus.

The Center's free web-based service provides students with feedback on digital versions of their assignments and offers one-on-one coaching sessions via remote conferencing. 

Mission

The mission of the SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center is to provide all students, of all skill levels and at all stages of the writing process, with access to free writing coaching to support the discovery and development of their potential as emerging writers.

Goals

The SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center has student and program specific goals.

Our student learning goals are for students to develop confidence as writers and ease with the writing process and to learn the skills to produce clear and effective writing.

Our program goal is to promote student success through writing for the benefit of students’ academic and professional lives.

  • The SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center Philosophy
  • The Services Offered
  • The Online Coaching Process
  • The Submission Form

 Writing Workshops

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Action Research

Data Collection to Completion 

Wed, February 27, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Research requires data collection, analysis and producing results. This workshop focuses on the methodology of action research, data collection, analysis, reflection, action plan, and assessment. The workshop is designed for students of all skill levels and students are encouraged to bring writing assignments and lots of questions! Seating is limited. Advanced registration required.

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Action Research

The Finish Line is in Sight, Time for Reflection!

Thurs, March 14, 2019, 5:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

You’ve been working on your research for months and now the end is near! The final task is to step back from your research and reflect. But what does that mean exactly? The reflection process is not only a key component of AR, but also critical to the professional development of educators as a whole. Seating limited. Advanced registration required.

Confused & Bemused?

Quick Tips for Writing Analysis and Summary

Mon, March 25, 2019, 5:00 p.m.-7: p.m.

What’s the difference between summary and analysis? When should you summarize? When should you analyze? Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn the fundamentals of summary and analysis and will leave with tips to easily compose each.
The workshop is designed for students of all skill levels and students are encouraged to bring writing assignments.

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The APA Style Guide

How do I look?

Mon, March 25, 2019 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

The intricacies of APA formatting often confuse and frustrate students. This workshop is designed to simplify the stylistics of APA and includes a focused overview of APA formatting guidelines. Specific topics include formatting a paper, review of academic resource materials, genre and citation format, parenthetical citations, reference list, and additional resources for APA help. Seating limited. Advanced registration required.

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The Finish Strong Writing Clinic

Sat, April 13, 2019 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

This end-of-semester clinic is designed for any student who wants to cross the finish line and finish strong. The hands-on clinic includes mini-lessons for editing your final draft, revision and proofreading exercises using your own work, in-person writing coaching and a mid-morning coffee break. Come for all or just some of the clinic. Space is limited. Advanced reservation required.

 

The SOLES Writing Coaches

  • Marcia Chin, Ph.D.
  • Sara Kathleen Henry, Ph.D.
  • Emily Meyers, M.Ed.
  • Kristen Tarantino, Ph.D.