The SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center- still available online

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.

Participating Schools 

In addition to currently enrolled SOLES students, the SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center offers services to currently enrolled students from the following schools/degree programs:
 
Hahn School of Nursing
Kroc School of Peace Studies
M.S. in Cyber Security Operations & Leadership
M.S. in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership
School of Business 
  • The SOLES Graduate Student Writing Center Philosophy
  • The Services Offered
  • The Online Coaching Process
  • The Submission Form
  • Writing Workshop Webinars
  • Resources

Writing Workshops-- all workshops as planned. Attendees will receive a Zoom link to online workshops through email.

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The APA Style Guide Workshop

Monday, February 10th, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Register Here!

This workshop introduces students to 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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Confused & Bemused?

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Register Here!

Quick Tips for Writing Analysis and Summary: 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. Advanced registration required.

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Action Research Workshop

Monday, February 24th, 2020 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.   Register Here!

Action Research: From Data Collection To Completion 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! Advance Registration Required.

 

Reviewing the Literature Review Workshop 

Monday, March 9th, 2020 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.        Register Here!

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.     Register Here!

For many students, it is not the research portion of Action Research/thesis/dissertation that is the most intimidating, it is the Literature Review. However, with the right tools at your disposal, and a clear understanding of the task, you can spend more time focusing on your research and less time stressing about your literature review. Students will leave this workshop with a clear understanding of how to critically analyze information, organize their Literature Review, and synthesize information to create well-supported writing. This workshop is open to students of all writing skills and all language backgrounds. Students are encouraged to bring documents related to their research to the workshop.

Space is limited. Advanced reservation required.

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Introduction to APA 7th Edition Workshop 

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.     Register Here!

This workshop will introduce graduate students to APA 7th edition style, formatting, and publication guidelines. Highlights will include major changes from APA 6th edition and resources to ease the transition from 6th edition to 7th edition. Participants are encouraged to bring questions! 

Space is limited. Advanced reservation required.

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Finish Strong Writing Clinic

Saturday, April 4th, 2020 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.     Register Here!

This end-of-semester writing 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. Come for all or just some of the clinic. Continental breakfast provided.

Space is limited. Advanced reservation required.

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Presentation Skills Workshop 

Monday, April 27th, 2020 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.  Register Here!

The SOLES Writing Center is pleased to invite you to the Spring Presentation Skills Workshop. Professional Academic Writing Coach, Dr. Sara Henry will lead this free workshop. Topics will include:
 
  • Speaking to academic audiences
  • Nonverbal and vocal skills to enhance presentation style
  • Structure and organization
  • Visual aid preparation/guidelines
 
The workshop is free. Advanced registration is required.