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The Purdue OWL News is an online newsletter addressing readers' writing-related questions and covering events in the Purdue University Writing Lab and the Online Writing Lab at Purdue (Purdue OWL). To subscribe to the RSS feed, click on "RSS 2.0" on the left sidebar.

Purdue University Writing Lab and OWL Receive Gates Grant

January 24, 2011 10:59 am
By Elizabeth Angeli

The Purdue University Writing Lab and OWL have received a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop an interactive writing tool to help high school students transition to college writing. View the press release to learn more about the project and to read an interview with Professor Linda Bergmann, the Purdue Writing Lab Director.

Purdue Writing Lab Workshop Requests

January 24, 2011 10:57 am
By Elizabeth Angeli

If you are a Purdue University-West Lafayette instructor, TA, or professor, you may be interested in requesting an in-class workshop from the Writing Lab. The workshops cover a variety of common writing concerns, such as APA documentation, MLA documentation, and visual rhetoric.

Click here to request a workshop.

Purdue Writing Lab ESL Conversation Group Spring 2011 Schedule

January 24, 2011 10:57 am
By Elizabeth Angeli

The Purdue Writing Lab's ESL Conversation Groups will be held on the following days in Heavilon Hall 226 during Spring 2011:

Mondays: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesdays: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Wednesdays: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Thursdays: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fridays: 10:30am - 11:30am

For more information, contact the Lab at 765-494-3723.

Purdue Writing Lab Brown Bag Spring 2011 Schedule

January 24, 2011 10:56 am
By Elizabeth Angeli

If you are a Purdue English 106 or 108 instructor on the West Lafayette campus, please mark your calendars for the Spring 2011 Brown Bag Series. These brown bag workshops offer opportunities for English 106 and 108 instructors to share pedagogical strategies and materials for their composition classrooms. This year the workshops will take place on Wednesdays from 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Writing Lab, Heavilon 226. Dates and topics are listed below:

January 19: Using Conferences Effectively

February 2: Rubrics and Assessment Strategies (rescheduled for February 23 due to Purdue's snow recess)

February 9: Style: Creating Engaging Sentences

February 16: Service Learning and the Composition Classroom

February 23: Rubrics and Assessment Strategies

March 2: Digital Composing and Visual Rhetoric

March 23: Documenting, Archiving, and Ethically Using Student Work

March 30: Principles of Effective Syllabus Design

April 13: Preparing Students for the Writing Showcase

Purdue Writing Lab Spring 2011 Hours

January 24, 2011 10:56 am
By Elizabeth Angeli

The Purdue Writing Lab is open for tutoring during the spring semester in three locations.

To make a tutoring appointment, call 765-494-3723.

Heavilon Hall 226:
-Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
-Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Hicks, UGRL Room G959 Satellite Location Hours (drop-in only):
-Monday: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Meredith Hall Satellite Location Hours (drop-in only):
-Wednesday: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Please remember to bring your Student ID with you when you visit the Writing Lab.

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