Fall 2019 Workshops

Writing Center workshops are interactive and designed to teach effective approaches to the writing process. They’re open to all members of the Pitzer community interested in developing further as writers or teachers or tutors of writing.

RSVPs to writing@westhoustonp16.com are appreciated but not required. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with a Writing Center Fellow, please use our online appointment system at .


Long Night Against Procrastination

Sunday 8 December 2019, 1-9pm in GSC MPR

Join us for pizza, snacks, fresh waffles, and crafts. Fellows will be on hand to help you set and achieve your anti-procrastination goals!

Long Night Against Procrastination Raffle:

By signing a pledge against procrastination, you can be entered into a raffle to win a study pack (a mix of delicious things and a Moleskine journal)!

 

 

 

 

 

Search Smarter, Not Harder: Database & Citation Skills

Facilitated by Research Librarian Megan Donnelly

Thursday 21 November 2019, 6-7:30 pm in Skandera 105

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Meet Professor…Azamat Junisbai!

Tuesday 19 November 2019, 12:30-1:10 pm at the Faculty-in-Residence Apartment, North Sanborn B101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past events:

Meet Professor…Marcus Rodriguez!

Thursday 3 October 2019, 12:30-1:10 pm at the Faculty-in-Residence Apartment, North Sanborn B101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Professor…Susan Phillips!

Thursday 17 October 2019, 12:30-1:10 pm at the Faculty-in-Residence Apartment, North Sanborn B101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Professor…Carina Johnson!

Tuesday 29 October 2019, 12:30-1:10 pm at the Faculty-in-Residence Apartment, North Sanborn B101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Night Against Procrastination
Writing Center Staff
Sunday, April 28, 2019. 3pm to midnight (open house);  The Writing Center (Mead 131)

Tackle procrastination head on, fuel your creativity with snacks, and tap into the energy of a community of fellow writers! Festivities kick off in the afternoon and last late into the night. Stop by any time – with or without an .

 

 

 

 

 

During the semester, The Claremont Colleges Library offers hands-on workshops on research strategies and technology.一道本不卡免费高清 Workshops are open to all individuals in The Claremont Colleges community. Check out the and register in advance to reserve your place.

Senior thesis writing group poster

 

Senior Thesis Sundays (with bagels and coffee!!)

Join us Sundays between 11 am and 1 pm for a senior thesis writing group. All are welcome, open-house style. Writing Center Fellows will be on hand to read drafts or talk about your project. You’re also welcome to bring your laptop and just write in the company of others. Bagels, coffee, tea, and juice provided (bring a mug)!

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Professor Series
Co-Sponsored by the Writing Center, Residential Life, and PAS Faculty-in-Residence

What does it mean to think like a chemist or a philosopher or a sociologist? How do literary scholars engage with the world? What does cutting-edge research look like in environmental analysis, linguistics, and political studies?

The “Meet Professor…” series gives students a chance to develop relationships with professors by learning more about their research, courses, and life paths. Join PAS Faculty-in-Residence, Andrea Scott, and a featured professor for informal conversation over lunch. Questions? Email andrea_scott@westhoustonp16.com.

FAC-Jemma-LorenatProfessor Jemma Lorenat
Tuesday, November 13, 12:30 – 1:20 pm
N. Sanborn B101 (Faculty-In-Residence apartment.) Lunch provided!

appreciated!

FAC-Carmen-FoughtProfessor Carmen Fought: Linguistics 
Tuesday, November 27, 12:30 – 1:10 pm
N. Sanborn B101 (Faculty-In-Residence apartment.) Lunch provided!

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Professor Jessica Kizer: Sociology
Tuesday, December 4, 12:30 – 1:10 pm

N. Sanborn B101 (Faculty-In-Residence apartment.) Lunch provided!

Professor Steffanie Guillermo
Tuesday, March 5, 12:30 – 1:10 pm
N. Sanborn B101 (Faculty-In-Residence apartment.) Lunch provided!

 

appreciated!

Professor Amanda Lagji

Thursday, April 11, 12:30 – 1:10 pm
N. Sanborn B101 (Faculty-In-Residence apartment.) Lunch provided!

 appreciated!

Professor Brian Keeley
Date and time TBD
N. Sanborn B101 (Faculty-In-Residence apartment.) Lunch provided!

appreciated!

 

Graduate and Professional School Opportunities
Co-presented by the Writing Center, Grove House, and Career Services
Andrea Scott, Assistant Professor of Academic Writing and Writing Center Director
Tuesday, October 2, 5:15-6:30. Grove House. Dinner provided.  

一道本不卡免费高清Writing Center Director Andrea Scott will share the ins and outs of crafting a spectacular personal statement for graduate or professional school. She will walk you through the most important aspects of the process!

Please RSVP on Handshake. For more information, contact Career Services at careerservices@pizter.edu一道本不卡免费高清 or 909.621.8519.

 

 

 

 

Essay Due Soon? A Workshop on Getting Started
Led by Writing Center Fellows Shaafi Farooqi ’19, Giang Nguyen ’20, and Krystle Yu ’19
Friday, November 16, 11 am – 12:15 pm. (Broad Hall 110) 

Feeling stuck? Sometimes starting a paper or regaining momentum after hitting writer’s block can feel overwhelming. Bring your assignment and get motivated with new approaches at this Writing Center workshop. Together we’ll test different strategies for planning and making progress in the writing process.

 

 

 

Challenging Conversation: Thanksgiving Allyship
Co-sponsored by Residential Life, IGLAS, and the Writing Center

Friday, November 16, 2-3pm (Grove House Living Room)

一道本不卡免费高清Six in ten adults dread political talk at the Thanksgiving table. Learn how to conduct difficult conversations in your own home to promote social justice and empathy. For fun, we’ll conclude by writing gratitude notes to the people in our lives we appreciate. Led by Writing Center & IGLAS Fellow Ace Elliot ’19 and ResLife RA Maddie McCann ’19.

 

 

Writing, Healing, and Self-Care Workshop

Co-sponsored by Residential Life, Faculty-in-Residence, and the Writing Center
Monday, November 19, 7pm-8pm (GSC Multipurpose Room) Email flievano@students.westhoustonp16.com for more details. 

Do you like to write or journal? Have you thought about writing or journaling as a form of self-care? Join ResLife RAs Jan and Franci alongside Writing Center Fellows Emily, Giang, and Naima for a workshop focused on writing, healing, and using journaling as a form of self-care. The first 15 people to arrive will receive a free Moleskin journal. Snacks provided.

 

Finese Your Finals workshop flyerFinesse Your Finals: Research and Writing Tips and Tools
Co-led by Writing Center Fellows
Monday, November 26, 5-6 pm

Designed with New Resource Students in mind, this workshop invites students to prepare for their final papers with tips and tools from Writing Center Fellows, Pitzer’s Academic Coach, and a Research Librarian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citing Right: Giving Credit and Avoiding Plagiarism Across the Disciplines
Jenny Thomas, Writing Center Coordinator
Monday, November 26, 6:30-8 pm

Citing Right: Giving Credit and Avoiding Plagiarism Across the Disciplines一道本不卡免费高清Feeling intimidated or overwhelmed by all the details of APA, MLA or other documentation styles? Every discipline has a shared “code language” for giving credit for information and ideas that come from outside sources. What are faculty looking for when they ask you to use these citations in your papers? How can you give other authors credit and avoid plagiarism? This hands-on workshop will highlight some common trouble areas with citation styles across the disciplines and train you in using tools to master your own discipline’s documentation style. Please bring one or more syllabi from this semester as well as any documentation reference book(s) you have been required to purchase, if applicable. Reference books will also be available on site.

 

Long Night Against Procrastination
Writing Center Staff
Sunday, April 28, 2019. 3pm to midnight (open house);  The Writing Center (Mead 131)

Tackle procrastination head on, fuel your creativity with snacks, and tap into the energy of a community of fellow writers! Festivities kick off in the afternoon and last late into the night. Stop by any time – with or without an .