The mission of the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is to help undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines become more effective, more confident writers. One way we do this is by visiting classes and student groups to talk about Writing Center resources, by consulting at study jams and writing retreats, and by collaborating to design and lead writing presentations and workshops for classes at all levels across campus. Click on the links below to schedule a visit or collaboration.
Schedule a Brief Introduction to the Writing Center
Writing Center instructors can join your class or event to talk about the writing process and to inform your students about the resources we have available at the Writing Center. We can also attend your activities or resource fair to talk with students about our services there.
Schedule an In-Class Writing Workshop
Writing Center instructors can join you to co-design and co-facilitate a pre-writing and drafting workshop, peer-review writing workshop, or other in-class writing exercise. We’ll work with you to structure and lead an accessible and inclusive workshop that supports student writing.
Schedule a “Study Jam” or Writing Retreat
Writing Center instructors can join you at a study jam or writing retreat. Consider hosting a study jam (focused study time for students) or writing retreat (focused writing time for students) in your course or on behalf of a student organization. A Writing Center instructor will join your class or group to provide one-on-one or small-group consultations for student writers attending the event.
Schedule an In-Class Writing Presentation
Writing Center instructors can join you to present to your students on common aspects of academic and professional writing such as “Designing a Research Question or Statement,” “Writing Literature Reviews,” or “Composing an Effective Cover Letter or Resume.” We will collaborate with you to determine the topic and best way to deliver the presentation. We can also work with you to design a panel presentation about writing in a particular discipline or genre (such as writing capstone- or graduate-level research proposals, writing academic articles in your discipline, writing fellowship applications, or writing policy briefs). Special Note: course instructor should plan to be present for the entire presentation.
Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or ideas for future collaborations. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.