Cameron 125, Atkins Library Ground Floor (T1 table, by Peet's), Cone 268 (Center for Graduate Life), and Center City 718
Spring 2014 Hours:
Evening Hours (online only)
Tues-Wed 8:00-10:00 PM
Atkins Ground Floor
Mon and Wed 5:00-9:00
Center City (for Graduate Students in the Business Program)
Call for Student Pieces
The Writing Resources Center is proud to present our first Writing Competition. This competition is meant to highlight the broad range of the writing and writers that the WRC welcomes. To that end we have created three categories: WRC Best Piece, Academic Best Piece, and Personal Best Piece.
The winners will be selected by the student tutors who work in the Writing Resources Center, and prizes will include a 50 dollar cash prize as well as publication on our websites.
Please limit entries to one per student. All entries should include a cover letter containing a brief bio about yourself that includes name and contact information. Also include a reflection about the piece you are submitting. This reflection should be addressed to the awards committee and explain the piece's importance (to the student, to the class it's from, the conversation it’s entering, etc.). If an excerpt of a larger piece was submitted, that should be explained in the reflection. Please be sure to include what category you’re submitting your piece for. The deadline for submissions will be Friday March 21. We will announce the winners in April and will present awards at the CAC Celebration on April 4.
1. "WRC Best Piece" This category is for writing that was worked on in the WRC academic year (F13-S14). Open to any student who has utilized WRC tutoring services. Entries may include essaysitic pieces as well as multi-modal and digital pieces. Page max 10 pages (but may submit excerpt of larger piece).
2. "Best Academic Piece" This category is open to all UNC-C students. Entries may include any piece completed for a class taken this academic year (F13-S14). Page max 10 pages (but may submit excerpt from larger piece). Please ask your professor for permission and have him/her email email@example.com
affirming that permission and that the piece was written this academic year.
3. "Best Personal Piece" This category is for personal writing not completed for academic purposes, but completed during this academic year (F13-S14). Entries may include short fiction, poetry, multi-modal and digital pieces. Page max 10 pages (but may submit excerpt from larger piece).
Based on the view that knowledge is fundamentally social, the WRC fosters an environment of active, collaborative learning outside the classroom. The WRC provides one-to-one writing instruction to students, faculty, and staff from first-year to graduate in any discipline. Our goal is not to fix papers, but to develop better writers.
The Center includes computing facilities that integrate word processing, research, tutoring, and assistive technologies. In addition to its Web-based resources, the WRC houses a library of writing-related instructional materials. Consultation is available, on a limited basis, to support faculty in teaching writing across the curriculum. WRC staff also offer presentations and host workshops on such topics as avoiding plagiarism, documenting sources, peer response, and revision strategies.
Staffed by undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines, the WRC offers teaching experience and leadership opportunities to tutors, many of them future educators, as they develop their own writing abilities and interpersonal skills. Both novice and experienced writing assistants participate in ongoing professional development, including a semester-long training course, English 4400/5400: Theory & Practice of Tutoring Writing. Integral to that training, the WRC is a rich site for literacy research for students and faculty alike. The WRC encourages long-term relationships with tutors, students, and faculty in order to promote a community of effective writing strategies and practices.
As a university-wide service invested in the teaching and learning of writing in every discipline, the WRC coordinates its efforts with other academic support services. The Center participates in university policy-making concerning writing and joins in the design and implementation of campus writing initiatives.