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The Composition Commons is now open for Fall 2019!

Register for an account or login to start making your Fall 2019 appointments NOW through Monday, December 9th!

 

Fall 2019 Hours

Mondays— 8am-8pm

Tuesdays— 8am-1:30pm; 2-8pm

Wednesdays— 8-10am; 10:30am-1pm; 2:30-8pm

Thursdays— 8-11:30am; 2-8pm

Fridays— 8am-1pm; 2-5pm

Saturdays— 12-4pm

Sundays— 12-4:30pm


WCC Community,

We are pleased to inform you that the Whitworth Composition Commons is open for business this Summer term: May 20 through August 9, 2019. The hours of operation are listed below.

 

Our services include one-to-one or small group consultations to discuss any writing-related project. This includes informative, persuasive, and creative class projects; career- and scholarship-related documents such as resumes or graduate school application essays; and multimodal work, such as PowerPoint presentations, conference posters, or other design-based work. During those consultations, we can work with any writer and any project at any stage of the process. If you are interested in making an appointment for an in-center consultation, please schedule a time with us at www.whitworth.edu/compositioncommons or drop by Cowles Library 242 for a walk-in session.

 

If you are working off-campus this summer, the WCC is also able to accommodate with Skype-based consultations for clients who are unable to be physically present for consulting. While it is preferred to perform consultations in-person, our goal is to assist writers by any means we can!

 

Information and instructions for making an in-center and Skype appointment can be found at the end of this email.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Jessica Clements

Director, Composition Commons

 

Composition Commons Summer Term 2019 Hours:

Monday: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thursday: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Friday: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Saturday: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

For clients making an in-center appointment...

  • Make an appointment with the WCC through our WC Online scheduling system.
  • Locate us on the Whitworth website by searching “Composition Commons” or at our direct URL: whitworth.edu/compositioncommons
  • Click the “Make an Appointment” tab on the left-hand side to see our scheduler.
  • Login with an existing account or set up a new account.
  • Select a white box on the schedule calendar that corresponds with your desired appointment date and time. We recommend an hour-long appointment in case there are unforeseen technology complications.
  • Fill out the appointment form with information about your writing project.
  • Show up to the LIB 242 at your scheduled time.

 

For clients making a Skype appointment...

  • Make an appointment with the WCC through our WC Online scheduling system.
  • Locate us on the Whitworth website by searching “Composition Commons” or at our direct URL: whitworth.edu/compositioncommons
  • Click the “Make an Appointment” tab on the left-hand side to see our scheduler.
  • Login with an existing account or set up a new account.
  • Select a white box on the schedule calendar that corresponds with your desired appointment date and time. We recommend an hour-long appointment in case there are unforeseen technology complications.
  • Fill out the appointment form with information about your writing project.

**In the comments box, please specify that this is a Skype Consultation

and give your Skype username.**

  • Upload your assignment documents to a Google Drive folder.
  • Title your folder with your first and last name along with the date of the appointment (ex: Izze Ginley 3/12/18)
  • Upload your writing project to the folder along with any assignment sheets and rubrics.
  • Share the Google Drive folder with the WCC Gmail (whitcompcommons@gmail.com)
  • At the time of your appointment, please login to your Skype account and the Google Drive folder. Then, wait to receive a call from a WCC consultant from the usernames WhitCompCommons1 or WhitCompCommons2.

 


WCC Community Members,
 
If you're available today, I'd be grateful for your participation in the EL 420: Writing Center Theory and Practice Research Showcase. We'll be in LIB 235 from 11:45-12:40. Drop in for 5 minutes or stay the whole time—the WCC consultants in training would be excited to receive your feedback on their research project in progress!

Best,
Dr. Clements

 

Who: Any and all Whitworth-affiliated persons are invited to attend!

 

What: EL 420: Writing Center Theory and Practice Research Showcase; drop-in style visual displays and research presentations.

 

When: Monday, May 13, 11:45-12:40 p.m.

 

Where: LIB 235

 

Why: Tasty treats and pertinent information about writing center-related inquiry; acknowledge students' hard work and applaud their journey to becoming Composition Commons Consultants. 


Hello, WCC Community,

The WCC will be holding select (extended!) hours for free writing project tutoring during finals week: Tuesday, May 14 - Friday, May 17.

Select "Spring 2019 Finals Week" from the "Choose a Schedule" dropdown menu on the WCOnline sign-in page (https://whitworth.mywconline.com/) before logging in to book your finalsweek writing consultation now!

Best,

Dr. Clements

Director, Whitworth Composition Commons

P.S. Don't forget about the Write-in for drop-in tutoring and stress relief: Sunday, May 12, 1-4 pm; 6pm-midnight, Library Classroom.


Composition Commons Community,

Please join us this Sunday, May 12, for the Spring Write-in!

  1. Drop-in tutoring: As write-in traffic allows, clients can engage in a traditional 30-60-min. consultation.
  2. “Accountability” tutoring: Clients can work anywhere in the room for any length of time, asking consultants short and specific questions on an as-needed basis
  3. Stress relief: Clients and consultants can engage in stress-reliving games and activities (Kahoot! Legos!! More!!!)
  4. Snacking: Clients should feel free to help themselves to snacks at any time.
  5. Some mix of all of the above: clients should not feel “locked in” to any one option.

Sunday, May 12, 1-4PM; 6PM-Midnight: Library Classroom.

Hope to see you there!

Best,

Dr. Clements


Hello, WCC Community,

Please note that the Whitworth Composition Commons is OPEN, and consultants are eagerly awaiting to assist you with your writing projects!

The WCC's regularly scheduled hours run according to the university holiday schedule, open NOW until Monday, May 13, 2019.

Monday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 4 - 8 p.m. 

Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 5 - 6 p.m.; 7 - 8 p.m. 

Thursday: 10 - 11 a.m.; 1 – 4 p.m.; 5 - 8 p.m. 

Friday: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. 

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Sunday: 1 - 8 p.m.

 

Appointments are available well in advance at https://whitworth.mywconline.com.

Let us help you kick off your semester writing projects with confidence!

(Also, please mark your calendars for the third and final Diversity Monologues Writing Workshop opportunity: Tuesday, February 12, 4:30-6:00 p.m., HUB MPR).

Best,

Dr. Jess Clements

Director, WCC


As a member of the Whitworth Composition Commons community registered through WCOnline, you may be interested to know that we will host a Diversity Monologues Writing Workshop on Thursday, January 17, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the HUB MPR.

 

What is this "Diversity Monologues" event, you ask?

 

Diversity Monologues is a program and space showcasing the stories of Whitworth University students. Throughout the Diversity Monologues process, students engage counternarrative to celebrate their identities and to illuminate opportunities for improving equity and inclusion of institutional and societal structures, policies and procedures. Diversity Monologues is coordinated by a body of students, staff and faculty dedicated to fostering a community that nurtures and appreciates diverse identities. In March 2015, Whitworth hosted its first Diversity Monologues program and was funded as an initiative of #WhitworthUnited.

 

At the 17th’s writing workshop, participants will get a chance to learn more about the history, mission, and vision of the Diversity Monologues event from Shawn Washington, the Acting Executive Director of Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, as well as work with Composition Commons Consultants in individual and/or small-group consultations on the following topics: what is a monologue, storytelling 101, reverse engineering from samples, and development to delivery. Given the flexible nature of the event, you will likely get something new from this writing workshop even if you attended the previous workshop in November 2018!

 

You are welcome to participate in this event at any stage of the writing process: whether you come simply wanting to learn more, with an idea in your brain, or with a fully fleshed out outline or draft of your monologue, the WCC can help bring your story to life!

 

Come for the PIZZA; stay for the writing advice.


We hope to see you there!


 

Composition Commons Jan Term 2019 Hours

Monday: 11am-1pm; 4pm-6pm

Tuesday: 11am-1pm; 4pm-6pm

Wednesday: 11am-1pm; 4:30pm-6pm

Thursday: 11am-1pm; 4pm-6pm

Friday: 11am-1pm; 3pm-5pm

Saturday: 11am-1pm

Sunday: 2:30pm-4:30pm


Hello, WCC Community,

The WCC will be holding select (extended!) hours for free writing project tutoring during finals week: Tuesday, December 11 - Friday, December 14.

Select "Fall Finals Week 2018" from the "Choose a Schedule" dropdown menu on the WCOnline sign-in page (https://whitworth.mywconline.com/) before logging in to book your finals week writing consultation now!

Best,

Dr. Clements

Director, Whitworth Composition Commons


It’s a week o’ Composition Commons workshops!

 

First, there are two opportunities to receive guidance on upcoming visual presentation projects: PowerPoint presentations, posters, video projects, and more.

 

Visual Presentations

Tuesday, November 27th

6pm-7pm

HUB MPR

 

Thursday, November 29th

10am-11am

HUB MPR

 

Second, you can learn more about the 2019 Diversity Monologues campus event and get the scoop on effective storytelling strategies before the holiday break! (There may be free pizza involved . . . ;)

 

Diversity Monologues Writing Workshop

Thursday, November 29th

4:30pm-6pm

HUB MPR

 

Last, join us for free cookies, stress-less games and crafts, and drop-in writing support in our first ever Write-in. Join us ANYTIME between 3 and midnight on Sunday, December 2, Library Classroom. We’ll announce the winner of our $25 “I attended a WCC workshop” Amazon gift card.

 

Write-in

Sunday, December 2

3pm-12am (midnight)

Library Classroom 

 

We hope to see you there!

 


The WCC is sponsoring TWO free opportunities to learn more about effective source integration next week:

 

Monday, November 12 from 3-4 p.m. and Thursday, November 15 from 5-6 p.m. Both workshops will be held in the HUB MPR.

 

Just in time for making progress on end-of-term research projects, these duplicate workshops will help students better understand the tips and tricks of the trade when it comes to effective source integration in academic writing. Composition Commons writing consultants will work with small groups of students wherever they may be in their current research-based writing project. Even those who are just getting started will learn something from this workshop. Students also get entered for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card just for attending.

 


WHO: You!

WHAT: "Just My Type" NaNoWriMo creative writing workshop

WHEN: Thursday, November 1: 4-6 PM

WHERE: North Spokane Library

WHY: FREE assistance overcoming writer's block and making progress on your creative writing project during National Novel Writing Month.

Never heard of NaNoWriMo? Visit https://nanowrimo.org/, then come to Thursday's workshop (novel-in-progress NOT required!)


Are you hoping to catch up or, better yet, get ahead on your writing projects over Fall Break? You're in luck! While we will be closed on Friday, October 26, we are holding special hours on Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th along with our regular 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. hours on Monday, October 29.

Friday, October 26: CLOSED 

Saturday, October 27: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 28: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Monday, October 29: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Make an appointment at https://whitworth.mywconline.com.

Hope to see you then!


You've enjoyed the benefits of the WCC as a client. Have you ever considered working for them? The WCC is looking for Consultants for the 2019-2020 academic year!
 
The Whitworth Composition Commons (WCC) is dedicated to helping clients become better writers through one-to-one and small-group writing consultations conducted primarily by trained peers. In addition, the WCC serves the campus as a whole through workshops and outreach events.
 
Consider the following:
 
• You can earn three upper division credits in EL 420: Writing Center Theory & Practice (the required training course that will be offered Spring 2019).
 
• After completing one semester of training and trial consulting, you will be paid for your work, with an increase in pay each subsequent year worked.
 
• The position provides practical experience that makes an excellent addition to your resume.
 
• There is the opportunity for advancement through student administrator positions.
 
• You will develop and refine your own writing skills along with interpersonal instructional skills.
 
If you are interested in applying for a position in the WCC, please follow the process listed below. Applications must be submitted by Monday, October 22, 11:59 p.m. If you have any further questions, please email me (jclements@whitworth.edu) or stop by my office (Westminster 242). I would be happy to meet with you!
 
Application Process:
 
Please submit the following to my e-mail (jclements@whitworth.edu) by Monday, October 22, 11:59 p.m.
 
1.     Completed one-page demographic application (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wbx9Vinn4mdK7DhtIcPzfQO-UDf9psoe/view?usp=sharing).
 
2.     One-page cover letter indicating your interest in a WCC position and writing consulting more broadly as well as a brief explanation of your experiences relevant to assisting peers with their writing.
 
3.     A 4-5 page (minimum) critical writing sample (ideally, a 7-12 page research-based writing sample from a writing-intensive course in your discipline).
 
4 A brief (one paragraph to one page) letter of recommendation from a professor endorsing your potential fit for a WCC consulting position. Have the professor e-mail the recommendation directly to me (jclements@whitworth.edu).

The Composition Commons is now open for Fall 2018!

Register for an account or login to start making your Fall 2018 appointments NOW through Monday, December 10!

 


Composition Commons Summer Term 2018 Hours:

 

NOW through Friday, August 10

 

Monday-Friday: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

 

Rip and Graham are available to help you with your summer class essays, job documents, scholarship/graduate school application essays, and more! Multimodal/design-based projects are welcome, as are creative writing projects.

 

VIRTUAL/ONLINE consulting available via Skype this summer: e-mail jclements@whitworth.edu for more details.

 


Did you know? 

We have Finals Week hours!

 

Come let Alejandra, Alli, Angela, Audrey, Jake, Kalani, or Rip help you finish those final papers or projects:

Tuesday, May 15, 12-1 p.m.; 3-5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 3-8 p.m.

Thursday, May 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 1:30-6 p.m.

Friday, May 18, 9-11 a.m.; 1-3:30 p.m.


Composition Commons Spring Term 2018 Hours

Monday: 9-10AM, 10:30AM-1:30PM, 2-8PM

Tuesday: 10AM-8PM

Wednesday: 9-10AM, 10:30AM-1:30PM, 2-8PM

Thursday: 10AM-6PM

Friday: 9-10AM, 10:30AM-3PM

Saturday: 9AM-5PM

Sunday: 1-7PM


Composition Commons Jan Term 2018 Hours

Monday: 1 – 4PM, 4:30 – 5:30PM

Tuesday: 12:30 – 4PM, 4:30 – 6PM

Wednesday: 1 – 3PM, 4:30 – 5:30PM

Thursday: 12:30 – 2PM, 4:30 – 5:30PM

Friday: 2 – 5PM

Saturday: 11AM – 12:30 PM, 2:30 – 5PM

Sunday: 1 – 3PM, 3:30 – 4:30PM


We are closed for Christmas break. Please check back on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, for our limited January Term hours.


Composition Commons Fall 2017 Hours:

 

Monday: 9-10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:30-8 p.m.

Tuesday: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m., 4-8 p.m.

Wednesday: 9-10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-3:30 p.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 6-8 p.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30-8 p.m.

Friday: 9-10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-3 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.

Sunday: 1-8 p.m.

 


Composition Commons Summer Term 2017 Hours:

 

Tuesday: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.; 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 

Starting June 5, 2017:

 

Monday: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.; 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 

 


Did you know? 

We have Finals Week hours!

 

Come let Alexandra, Angela, Courtney, Elise, and Natalie help you finish those final papers or projects:

Tuesday, May 16, 1:00-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17, 9:00-10:00 a.m., 10:30-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 18, 3:30-8:00 p.m.


 

We recently partnered with the Dornsife Center for Community Engagement and Crosswalk Youth Homeless Shelter to gather stories of local homeless youth. The goal of the event was to help Spokane’s homeless teens put their experiences into writing so the Spokane Youth Advisory Board might argue for higher quality services for this population.

The event inspired us to do a little something more.

Through the end-of-day Tuesday, May 9, you will notice a donations box in the WCC (Whitworth University Cowles Library, room 242). We’d like to show the youth of Crosswalk a little more support in the following ways:

clothing, feminine hygiene products, shampoo and conditioner, soap, chap stick, disposable razors, deodorant, dental floss, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, combs, pens, pencils, notebook paper, socks, coats, gloves, women’s underwear, canned food, toilet paper, and/or paper towels.

Crosswalk provides the basic necessities for the teens who are homeless or in crisis situations.  They provide lifesaving services to at-risk homeless and troubled street kids (13-18).  They provide a safe place for teenagers to sleep, eat, go to school, and receive many other services.  A team of professionals teaches them life skills, helps them graduate from high school, gives them mental health counseling, and ultimately, seeks to help them transition into successful, healthy adults.  

Crosswalk serves 50-60 teens/day, and has operated over 20 years.

We hope you’ll consider giving!

For more information about volunteer opportunities and/or the mission and vision of Crosswalk, please see http://spokanecares.org/index.php?org_ref=290.

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