The KSU Writing Center Is Bigger and Better than Ever

WC staff of '22

 

Last fall, we welcomed the largest group of new Writing Assistants (WAs) in KSU Writing Center history: 28 new WAs froma wide variety of majors including art, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, human services, psychology, and English. The new WAs have completed an in-depth training course and have worked with experienced WAs and Writing Center administrators to learn the ropes. This semester, they are ready to continue to develop their skills as they work with undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines and skill levels. 

 


The conversation partners program is back this spring!

The Conversation Partners Program is a fun, free opportunity for native English-speaking Owls to partner with international students to foster greater cultural exchange and understanding while helping non-native English-speakers improve their English conversation skills. 

Hosted by the KSU Writing Center's English Language Program (ELP), the Conversation Partners Program is open to KSU students, faculty, and staff on the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. Participants should plan to meet at least 6 times throughout the semester.

For more information or to apply, visit our webpage or email Melanie Davis (mdavi399@kennesaw.edu).

Application deadline: 5 PM Friday, 1/28

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sessions

How can faculty help students prepare for Writing Center Sessions?

  • Direct students to the Writing Center website to schedule appointments and review session tips.
     
  • Remind students to review your assignment guidelines and bring them to their appointments along with any prewriting, classwork, drafts, peer review notes, etc. relating to the assignment.
     
  • Advise students to share comments you or previous instructors have made about their writing.

Spring 2022 Workshops

This semester, the Writing Center will host 40 workshops on a variety of topics from writing a rhetorical analysis to proofreading. View our complete workshop series online

Two workshops—writing at the graduate school level and writing a literature review for graduate school—will be delivered by the Writing Center's Graduate Writing Program.

The Writing Center's English Language Program will deliver workshops on common English expressions and on public speaking in English. 

Workshops last approximately 60 minutes, and attendees receive resource packets related to the workshop topic. 


Students Say the Nicest Things

Check out comments from anonymous student surveys:

Andrew was super helpful with my essay! He provided really good feedback that I needed to hear and supported the revisions I suggested along with that. He took the time to read my entire essay out loud, which really helped me see errors in my writing that I didn’t notice beforehand. I felt comfortable about how my work was critiqued constructively, and I am really happy with how my essay sounds now! Thank you! 


Chandler was extremely knowledgeable, and her ability to explain the fundamentals of writing in a simple, easy-to-comprehend manner was wonderful. I came in looking for ways to make my writing more concise, but Chandler also helped me apply brevity to my everyday communications.


Emily helped me with APA format, was super helpful, and gave me good resources. 10/10! 

Construction

NEW Marietta Campus Location Planned 

The Writing Center on the Marietta campus remains temporarily relocated in Room 237 of the Johnson Library, but construction of a new, expanded first-floor space should begin later this spring. We hope to open the Fall 2022 semester in our new location. 

In the meantime, Writing Assistants continue to work one-on-one with students on both campuses and online. Due to space constraints, spring workshops will be delivered on the Kennesaw campus only, but online workshops are available for students on either campus. 


Spring 2022 Clubs

Kennesaw Campus

English Building 242

Novels at Night Book Club welcomes students for evenings filled with delicious snacks, engaging YA reads, and stimulating conversation. 

email: ksuwcnovelsatnight@kennesaw.edu 

 

The Write Place is a community of creative student writers who push each other past writer's block and toward a more productive creative writing process. 

email: ksuwcwriteplace@kennesaw.edu 

Marietta Campus

Johnson Library 237

Not Your Professor's Book Club invites students to enjoy fantastic reads and great conversation about manga, graphic novels, horror, science fiction, and more! 

email: ksuwcbookclub@kennesaw.edu 

 

Writers and Warlocks challenges students to join this Dungeons and Dragons group on an adventure with snacks, fun, and owlbears. 

email: ksuwcgamewriters@kennesaw.edu 

All full list of meetings dates are available here.

January 2022

Volume 1

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