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Fall 2011: WRTG 2090

WRTG 2090, Fall 2011
M/W : 3-4:15

Writers’ Workshop:Pedagogy and Practice of the Writing Center
Genuine understanding begins only when one teaches someone else. With this philosophy in mind, we will become more knowledgeable and confident writers through learning to tutor collegiate writing. Readings and discussions about the writing process and theories of critical thinking will shape our judgment and practice as writers and tutors. Class topics will include theories of learning, composition and rhetoric, tutoring practices in writing centers, writing in the disciplines, document design strategies, and grammar and style tutorials. Coursework will consist of participating in tutoring sessions, composing response papers and application documents, leading occasional class discussions, and writing a term paper. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible for placement as peer writing tutors on the CU campus.

This course fulfills an elective and is open to all undergraduates interested in learning to tutor writing.



Sun. April 10: Eighth annual Joanne Easley Arnold Scholarship and Awards Celebration

You are cordially invited to the eighth annual Joanne Easley Arnold Scholarship and Awards Celebration, to honor the recipients of three scholarships in Women and Gender Studies.

Sunday, April 10, 2011, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Koenig Alumni Center, University of Colorado Boulder

Appetizers, Dessert, and Beverages will be served

RSVP by March 31 to 303-492-8923 or at wgst@colorado.edu


Mon. March 28, Deadline to apply for INVST

INVST is accepting applications … The new deadline is Monday, March 28th!

Do you want to make a positive difference in the world, but you’re not sure how to get started? INVST might be for you. We offer training to prepare you to make a positive difference and help improve your community.
For additional info about the program or for an application, go to: www.colorado.edu/communitystudies or call 303-492-7719.

Financial Aid awards are available for those who participate!

Fri. April 8, Apply to be a Peer Career Advisor

Career Services is hiring Peer Career Advisors (PCA) to start August, 2011. The goal of the PCA position is to increase the visibility of Career Services. The PCAs will perform various outreach activities, including classroom presentations, tabling events, resume critiques, assist with various career events, and other creative means to reach out to students. The Peer Career Advisor program is a unique leadership opportunity for students who are interested in helping others while also working on their own career development. This position entails six hours a week at $9.75 an hour. A few days of training will take place the week of August 15, in accordance with schedules.
*Please send your resume by April 8, to:
*If you have questions, call 303-492-4120
You will be contacted if you are chosen for an interview.
To get a full job description, go to: http://careerservices.colorado.edu/aboutUs/currentVacancies.aspx

Law School Information Day ~ Wed March 30th 1-4pm

Thinking about Law School?
Ask the experts at the 9th annual Law School Information Day, March 30th in the
Aspen Rooms of the UMC from 1-4pm.

CU Law, DU Law and Wyoming Law School will have admission’s representatives to answer your questions.

Special sessions:
2:00-3pm on “Paying for Law School”

3:00-4pm- Law Students Panel
Free and Open to the Public.

Contact Doug Costain, Prelaw Advisor with questions


Scholarship Opportunities for Vets ~ Due Dates this Fri March 18th!

1. The CU Boulder Alumni Association Director’s Club Veteran’s Scholarship: This $3,000 scholarship is available to current freshman who are veterans and have a 3.25 min GPA. You must also me a Colorado resident and enrolled full-time (12 hours). The scholarship is a renewable based upon the recipient maintaining a 3.00 GPA. Visit http://www.cualum.org/services/scholarships for more information and an online application. By the way, the deadline is 3/18!

2. Conor Padraic McMahon Marine Scholarship Fund: Conor McMahon was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps and served in Afghanistan. Due to the gratitude of his family and friends, an endowment was established in his name to provide financial assistance to active duty, reserve and former Marines. The Conor McMahon Scholarship provides two recipients with $3,000 per year or $1500 per semester. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic performance and need. One of the two scholarships is available for next fall. For additional eligibility criteria please refer to the attached application. The submission deadline is March 28, 2011. Successful applicants will be notified April 28th.

Study Skills Workshops ~ Test Prep & Memory Improvement

Test Preparation/Finals Preparation!

March 14, Monday, 4-5pm, Fleming 265A
Before you venture into your Spring Break, join us in a workshop that will help you not only prepare for your remaining tests but also help you to plan ahead for your finals. Test preparation, test-taking hints—we will cover it all!

The Memory Game

March 16, Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm, Fleming 193
Want to improve your memory? Who doesn’t? Have some fun and spend some time with us exploring ways to improve your memory skills