Programming

Whether you're a student or an instructor, adjusting to writing or teaching writing in college can be challenging. The Center for Writing is here to guide you through the process.

Upcoming Programs for Faculty

How Can Educators Respond to ChatGPT and AI Writing Technologies?

When: Friday, 1/27
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Where: Levis Browsing Room
We invite you to attend a conversation on AI technology and writing. Gain a better understanding of how AI technology might be used by writers and discuss the implications it has for teaching and learning.
Attendees will participate in discussions and have the opportunity to ask questions. Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations about AI writing technologies.*

 *This description was written using AI Technology.

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Past Programs for Faculty

Assignment Retreat '23

Tuesday, January 17

This retreat is an opportunity to focus on curriculum design and assignment development—no matter where you are in that process, for any course that needs your attention. There will be a morning session titled "The Logistics of ‘Ungrading’ Your Writing Assignments” that will cover practical strategies for implementing contract and specifications grading into assignments, followed by work time with consultation opportunities in the afternoon. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

Academic Integrity in Writing: A Roundtable Discussion on Paraphrasing, Summary, and Avoiding Plagiarism

Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30

One great topic; two opportunities for discussion.
Join the Center for Writing for a 30-minute roundtable discussion on academic integrity concerns in student writing. Bring issues you’ve faced and any solutions you’ve found when helping students write based on research. You are welcome to attend the Tuesday session, the Wednesday session, or both. Light snacks will be provided.

Assignment Retreat '22

Tuesday, January 18 

Created as a response to faculty request, this retreat is an opportunity to focus on curriculum design and assignment development—no matter where you are in that process, for any course that needs your attention. Although there will be a few short discussions by representatives from various Holy Cross offices, as well as individual consultations and small group conversations (if you'd like to participate), this is not a workshop. It is a time and place to think, plan, and write. Discussions and consultations with resource specialists will take place virtually. Snacks and coffee will be provided for in-person participants.

Contract/Specs Grading and More: Continuing the Conversation

Thursday, November 18
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Online

During AY 2020-21, the Center for Writing sponsored several faculty-led discussions about contract and specs grading. We hope you will join us to follow up on those conversations and to share what we’ve learned since then as a community. If you’ve tried contract or specifications grading, we want to hear from you about how you think it’s working. If you haven’t, but you want to learn more, come with your questions about these inclusive pedagogical practices.

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Upcoming Programs for Students

There are no programs currently scheduled. Please check back!
If there is a particular program you would like to see, please email us at centerforwriting@holycross.edu.


Past Programs for Students

 Fall 2022 Citation Frustration Stations

Citations have you frustrated at the end of the semester? Librarians and Writer's Workshop staff are here to help! Visit drop-in Citation Frustration Stations throughout the reading and exam periods for assistance with citing any source in any citation style.

Citation Frustration Station Dates

 

Write-In

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Drop in at Dinand 202 to work on your end-of-term papers! Carve out some time to get some writing done in solidarity with your peers. Consultants from the Writer's Workshop will be available to answer quick questions that come up while you're writing.

The goal of the Write-In is to provide resources, structure, and accountability to help you get your writing done. We invite you to stay for the full time, but you are welcome to drop in or out as your schedule allows. Bring whatever writing you're working on! Refreshments will be provided.

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Collaborative Writing Workshop

Monday, November 21, 2022S

Stressing about your group writing project? The Center for Writing can help. This workshop includes activities and guidelines to help you write and work effectively in a group setting. Learn how to establish clear procedures and expectations, create subtasks, and resolve conflicts. You’ll leave the workshop with handouts and resources as well as transferable skills useful for collaborative work in school and beyond!

Collaborative Writing Workshop  Monday November 21 4:00-5:00 p.m. Dinand 202

Spring 2022 Citation Frustration Stations

Citations have you frustrated at the end of the semester? Librarians and Writer's Workshop staff are here to help! Visit drop-in Citation Frustration Stations throughout the reading and exam periods for assistance with citing any source in any citation style.

Flyer listing the dates, times, and locations for Citation Frustration Stations

Write-In

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Drop in at Dinand Library to work on your end-of-term papers! Carve out some time to get some writing done in solidarity with your peers. Writer's Workshop consultants will be available to answer quick questions that come up while you're writing. Refreshments will be provided.

The goal of the Write-In is to provide resources, structure, and accountability to help you get writing done. We encourage you to stay for the full time, but you are welcome to drop in or out as your schedule allows.

Flyer advertising the Writer's Workshop Write-in for Sunday, May 1, 2022, in the Dinand Library Scalia lab