OWRC Writing Circle Networking Event, Jan 29

OWRC Writing Circle Networking Event, Jan 29

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Allen Library Research Commons

The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) is co-hosting a writing circle networking event with GPSS and the Research Commons on Tuesday, January 29 at 3:30 pm in the Research Commons. It aims to help grads and postdocs from all backgrounds connect and form writing circles for their projects. A reception with refreshments will follow.

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Notice: OWRC Writing and Research Support for UW Students

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The OWRC is an interdisciplinary center that offers free, one-to-one peer writing and research support for UW students, faculty, and staff. We will work with any writer, on any projects, in any discipline, and at any phase in the process. Our appointments are 45-minute consultations with peer tutors from a range a disciplines. We’re proud of the diverse range of experiences, majors, languages, and backgrounds that our tutors bring. Learn more about our tutors and librarians here. Continue reading

Hack Library School Seeking 2019-20 Cohort Members, Feb 15

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Hack Library School Seeking New Writers for the 2019-20 Cohort

Applications due February 15, 2019

Hack Library School is seeking current and incoming library students to write about librarianship and the library student experience for our blog. Underrepresented voices, international, non-traditional, and online students are encouraged to apply.

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Notice: OWRC Writing and Research Support for UW Students

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The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) is an interdisciplinary center that offers free, one-to-one peer writing and research support for all writers on campus. We will work with any writer, on any projects, in any discipline, and at any phase in the process. Our appointments are 45-minute consultations with peer tutors from a range a disciplines. We’re proud of the diverse range of experiences, majors, languages, and backgrounds that our tutors bring. Meet our tutors and librarians here.

The OWRC also offers:

Support for International and Multilingual Students 

  • Targeted Learning Communities (TLCs):Weekly, small group tutoring for three to five international and multilingual students from the same course. TLC groups support students’ classroom learning, combine personal goals with academic goals, and create long-term learning communities.

Support for Graduate Students

  • Dissertation Writing Retreat:Week-long, writing retreat designed to support graduate students interested in making significant progress on their dissertation. The retreat consists of presentations, workshops, solo writing time and daily sessions with a peer tutor.
  • Open Writing Circles:Weekly, writing group meetings for writers working on long-term projects. Writers meet in Allen Research Commons to sit and write together to provide light structure, goal-setting, and some companionship.

Satellite Site Tutoring

  • Allen Research Commons: Drop-in sessions for graduate student writers working on long-term projects. Sessions are exclusively drop-in and cannot be booked in advance.
  • Health Sciences Library:Writing consultations for Health Sciences undergraduate and graduate students.
  • College of Education:Writing consultations for College of Education undergraduate and graduate students.

The OWRC also offers support to direct to instructors and departments through class visits, peer review workshops, and by-appointment consultations with the OWRC director. For more information on these support services, click here.

Academic: Informatics Application Opens April 15!

The Informatics application for the 2016-2017 academic year opens on April 15! Planning to apply? Don’t miss out on these writing workshops, where we’ll help you fine-tune your application essays!

Plan to bring drafts of your application essays to these workshops for review. You can find this year’s essay prompts at https://ischool.uw.edu/future/informatics/application-materials. Please note that the prompts have changed slightly from last year’s application. Continue reading

Funding: Live Career Scholarship (due 2/23/16)

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Funding: Mary Gates Scholarships – Essay Workshops

Mary Gates Scholarships

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research/scholarly activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.

At the upcoming workshops, we’ll discuss the evaluation criteria, look at examples from successful applications, and provide the opportunity to exchange feedback with peers.

Leadership Application Workshop:
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 4:30-6:20 p.m.  RSVP
Registration is requested, but students are welcome to drop-in.

Research Application Workshops (select one):
Thursday, Jan. 22, 4:30-6:20 p.m.  RSVP
Monday, Jan. 26, 4:30-6:20 p.m.  RSVP
Registration is requested, but students are welcome to drop-in.

Leadership Deadline: Jan. 26, 5:00 p.m.
Research Deadline: Feb. 2, 5:00 p.m.

All application workshops will be held in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD) in Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 171.

Begin the online application and learn more on our website, expd.uw.edu/mge.  Email mgates@uw.edu with any questions.