Syllabus Blurb

We'd love it if you'd let your students know about the Center by including this blurb on your syllabus. Simply copy and paste the following text into the document:

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing, with locations at the Allendale and Pew/Downtown Grand Rapids, is available to help you with writing in any of your classes. Also, through your Gmail account, you have access to online consultations through GoogleDocs.  Writing consultants, who are fellow GVSU students, are trained to help you with all stages of your writing process, from brainstorming to organizing to editing your papers. The Center's services are free and appointments are available.  Simply bring a draft of your paper, the assignment sheet, and your questions/concerns about the writing to any of the Center's locations:
 

ALLENDALE:

Lake Ontario Hall 120; Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. & Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Knowledge Market: Mary Idema Pew Library (1st floor) - Sunday - Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Online via Google Docs - Monday - Wednesday 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

PEW CAMPUS DOWNTOWN

Eberhard Center 101 - Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Knowledge Market: Steelcase Library - Monday - Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

CHS Building: Frey Learning Library, 4th Floor - Monday 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Online Course Syllabus Blurb:

If you are teaching an online class, the following blurb focuses on online writing support:

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing, provides writing support to assist you with writing in any of your online classes.  All GVSU students have access to synchronous chat sessions with consultants through GoogleDocs on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 8pm and midnight.  Information on using GoogleDocs, as well as handouts, links, and other helpful writing resources can be found under the organizations tab on Blackboard or on the Writing Center website. 

Additionally, online students can get writing assistance via email.  Consultants will respond with written feedback, but they will not make any changes to your paper.  To access this service, fill out the web form on the Writing Center website and attach your paper.  Be sure to include information about the assignment, questions or concerns about your draft, and allow up to 72 hours to receive a response from a writing consultant.

Regional Campus Course Syllabus Blurb:

 

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing, provides writing support to assist students who are taking courses at regional campuses (Holland, Traverse City, Petoskey, or Muskegon). All GVSU students have access to synchronous chat sessions with consultants through GoogleDocs on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 8pm and midnight.  Information on using GoogleDocs, as well as handouts, links, and other helpful writing resources can be found on the Writing Center website or under the organizations tab on Blackboard.

Additionally, regional campus students can get writing assistance via email.  Consultants will respond with written feedback, but they will not make any changes to your paper.  To access this service, fill out the web form on the Writing Center website and attach your paper.  Be sure to include information about the assignment, questions or concerns about your draft, and allow up to 72 hours to receive a response from a writing consultant.

 

Spring/Summer Syllabus Blurb:

If you are teaching courses during the Spring/Summer session, this blurb discusses the Writing Center services that will be available.

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing, with locations at the Allendale and Pew/Downtown Grand Rapids campuses, is available to assist you with writing in any of your spring/summer classes. Writing consultants, who are fellow GVSU students, are trained to assist you with all stages of your writing process, from brainstorming to organizing to editing your papers. The Center's services are free and appointments are available, but not necessary.  Simply bring a draft of your paper, the assignment sheet, and your questions/concerns about the writing to any of the Center's locations:

  • Allendale, LOH 120, 331-2922, Mondays - Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., with appointments available between 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Pew/Downtown Grand Rapids, DeVos building C student study area, Mondays - Wednesdays, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. with appointments available between 2 p.m. - 4 p.m..

  • GoogleDocs - Monday - Wednesday, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Also, through your Gmail account, you have access to online consultations through GoogleDocs. From Monday-Wednesday between 8pm-10pm, students can share their papers through GoogleDocs and get real time feedback on their drafts. Students taking online courses (or branch campus and hybrid courses) can submit their papers for feedback through email by filling out a web form. Within 72 hours of submission, a consultant will respond to the draft with imbedded comments and general feedback. For up-to-date information about hours and appointment availability as well as a variety of resources and links that may be useful for students, please visit the Writing Center website: http://www.gvsu.edu/wc/

Page last modified March 11, 2014