The Integrated Writing Program and the Writing Center are gearing up to serve the UP community in 2018-19. The program has a new director, Molly Hiro, English, whom you are welcome to contact with any writing-related questions or concerns at x8031 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Writing Center (part of the Learning Commons, housed in BC 163) opens Sunday, September 2.
The University’s Writing Center will be open from the second Sunday of the semester (Sept. 2) through finals week, daily except Saturdays. A link to the Writing Center has been added to all Moodle pages, in the top left corner, under “Learning Resources.”
To familiarize students with the Center and its value to them, email email@example.com to have an assistant visit your classroom to give a 5-10 minute presentation during the first few weeks of the semester. That email address is also the hotline students can use to make appointments outside the established slots, should all slots be filled. There are no longer walk-in hours at the Center, so students need to book appointments in advance (no later than midnight the day before the conference).To foster student writing integrity at UP, consider using the Turnitin function through your class Moodle page. Instructions for using this paper-authentication software can be found here.
Finally, all your students should possess a common writing handbook – The Pocket Cengage Handbook as it’s required in their two writing-embedded courses. It helps keep our campus on the same page when it comes to grammar, punctuation, citation styles, and basic expectations for essay writing across the university. If you need a desk copy of this reference, please contact Hiro at firstname.lastname@example.org by the second week of the semester.