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The Weekly Writer


Request a Remote Tour for Your Students
If you're an instructor, Writing Lab staff may be available to provide brief overviews about our services or facilitate a guided peer review or interactive workshop for a class or group on the Purdue West Lafayette campus.

Just go to our website and request a remote tour to come to your class.  Be sure to select: "overview/remote tour so my students can learn about Writing Lab services."

Tours
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Instructor FAQs
Things to Do
Jan 27 - Writers' Room
Writers' Room Writers' Rooms are dedicated times and places for writers of all stripes to work on their academic writing projects (e.g. class assignments, scholarly articles, dissertations, etc.). Writers should plan to spend most of the two-hour block in independent writing; however, Writing Lab tutors will be available for very brief, limited consultations if concerns arise during the writing time.

Writers should bring whatever materials they need for successful work on their projects, including laptops, books and articles, style guides, research data, white board markers, pens, paper, etc.

Join us on Jan 27, Feb 10 & 24, Mar 9 & 23, Apr 13 & 27.  All Writers' Rooms are 3:30pm - 5:30pm and located in WTHR 420.

Registration is required and open to all Purdue students, staff, and faculty. Please visit our online schedule and choose the session you want under the "Group Programs" schedule.
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Starting Monday Jan 27 - Conversation Groups
Visit our daily conversation groups to enhance your English language skills weekdays between Jan 27 - May 1.  All conversation groups are held in HEAV 220
  • Mondays 3:30 - 4:30 PM 
  • Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 PM 
  • Thursdays (Snack Chat) | 1:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Fridays | 11:30 - 12:30 PM
Registration is required and open to all Purdue students, staff, and faculty.  Please visit our online schedule and choose the session you want under the "Group Programs" schedule.
Conversation Groups
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Jan 29 - Workshop: Optimize Your Writing Lab Session
Whether you’re working on a quick-hit assignment, a seminar paper, and/or a much more complex writing project, this introductory workshop is geared toward helping you prepare to make the most out of each tutoring consultation. Audience members are encouraged to bring computers/tablets and material(s) in progress to use during the workshop.

All workshops are held in HEAV 220, 1:30-2:30 PM.

Registration is required and open to all Purdue students, staff, and faculty. Please visit our online schedule and choose the session you want under the "Group Programs" schedule.
Workshops
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In the Spotlight
Establishing a Working Agenda for Your Session
By Hadi B., Tutor

A Writing Lab session is most fruitful when your agenda is focused and when you know what you are coming for and you clearly communicate it. Consider these questions before you make your first appointment this semester:

  • Did you read your assignment sheet, but you just were not able to get started? Do not waste further time. The challenge you are encountering is in understanding the requirements of the assignment and in getting your ideas down on paper.
  • If you cannot write your introduction because it is overwhelming to express the main idea of the paper and lay out its foundations from the very beginning, we can assist you with that.
  • If you find it difficult to choose reliable sources to frame an argument, you are not alone! I also find it stressful to sift through Purdue Libraries' rich resources. We can share practical strategies to choose credible and relevant sources and best practices.
  • If you have too many ideas, and you cannot choose the building blocks needed to construct your argument, we can work on the following: What is important? What is relevant? What is redundant? What is too specific? What is too general?
  • If you looked at your paper while revising and you found out that the work is complete but the different parts are not connected, do not panic! I usually have strong ideas, but for some reason certain parts do not align together. We can walk you though it.
  • If you feel you have recurrent grammar mistakes, or your sentences are long and wordy, you will be able to work on grammar and sentence structure with us.
There might be ten other reasons why you want to visit the Writing Lab. One way to make your consultation sessions more productive and satisfactory is to work on one major theme at a time.
Other Things to Do
From Our Campus Partners
Logo LGBTQ Center
Wellness Wednesdays:  Time Management
January 22, 10:00am
SCHL 230        

We will be having more Educational Seminars offered once a month at 10am at the LGBTQ Center (breakfast will be included). At each seminar, one lucky participant receives a free yoga set (yoga mat, mat carrier, blocks, and resistance band included)!


Logo LGBTQ Center
Wellness Wednesdays:  Time Management
January 22, 10:00am
SCHL 230        

Our Peer Support Groups will begin on January 22nd and run weekly (with the exception of 2/26) from 4:30pm-6:00pm at the LGBTQ Center (dinner will be provided).

The topics for the support group include: Stress, Mental Health, Relationships, and Substance Use and will be facilitated by a trained therapist from CAPS. The purpose of the support group is to provide a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ students on campus to discuss issues that are relative to their well-being (particularly mental well-being) and to create social support systems that facilitate positive outcomes.


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Lunar New Year Celebration
February 1, 11:00am - 2:00pm        
CoRec Feature Gym              

Join the Purdue community and learn how the New Year is celebrated across cultures!  Featuring organizations' activity booths, Chinese Performing Arts Troupe, Lion Dance, Taekwondo, Okinawa Yuyukai, along with tasty food, and more as we celebrate the Lunar New Year!

CoRec parking lot A/B/C spots available for free during this event (unless marked "Reserved").  Please enter the building from the entrance facing Martin Jischke Dr to access the Feature Gym.
       


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Weekly Writer is published each week by the Writing Lab while classes are in session.  Please check our website owl.purdue.edu for more information on our services and hours.  

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Main Location
Heavilon Hall
Room 226
Monday - Thursday 9am - 6pm  
Friday 9am - 5pm       

Satellites
Hicks Undergraduate Library
Find us near the information desk
Tues, Wed, & Thurs 2pm - 4:30pm

Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Library (HSSE) 
Mondays 6pm - 9pm 

Asian American & Asian Resource & Cultural Center (AACC) 
Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm 

Mechanical Engineering Building (ME) 
Gatewood Wing Rooms 2138 & 2142

Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm
DO NOT reply to this email.  For all questions, inquiries, or comments please reply to writing.lab@purdue.edu.

Tutoring Schedule & Locations

Visit us in Heavilon Hall 226, Purdue University, West Lafayette campus.

Schedule a tutoring appointment at any location with our online scheduler.

Please note: If you have issues logging in, please call the Writing Center for assistance scheduling your appointment

Phone: 765-494-3723


Main Location and Hours (Spring 2020)

Heavilon 226
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Satellite Locations and Hours (Spring 2020)

Hicks Undergraduate Library
Tuesday - Thursday: 2:00 - 4:30 PM

HSSE Library - Collaborative Study Center (CSC)
Monday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Asian American and Asian Resource and Culture Center (AAARCC)
Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Gatewood Wing, Rooms 2138 & 2142
Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Appointments required at all locations.