Writing Boot Camps

Spring Sessions  
#1 Saturday, April 28, 2018
#2 Sunday, April 29, 2018
#3 Saturday, May 5, 2018
#4 Sunday, May 6, 2018

Each session runs 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location:  WMC

Studies in social motivation suggest that people persevere and stick to finishing difficult tasks when they see others in the room doing the same thing.  This is the rationale for group writing environment of the Writing Boot Camp.  Writing Boot Camps provide CI students with a quiet, dedicated, and monitored space to write.  A WMC faculty consultant is available for feedback and answering questions on writing.  Spaces are limited to 25 students per session and require students to register in advance.  Students who register must commit to attending the entire weekend session (Saturdays and Sundays). 

Writing Boot Camps are FREE, but you must provide a $20 check/cash deposit, which will be returned to you once you completed the program.  The deposit is meant to encourage students to stick to the program and finish.

Spots are prioritized for capstone students and seniors but any student (including graduate students) may apply.  

Registration begins Monday, April  2, 2018.   Submit the Writing Boot Camp form (MS Word, 14KB) in person or via email to the Faculty Director (sohui.lee@csuci.edu).

Questions?  Contact Faculty Director Sohui Lee.

WMC Studio Hours

Begins Week 2 (Jan 31, 2018) and ends Week 15 (May 10)
Mondays to Thursdays, 8:00pm-10:00pm 

WMC Studio Hours are open for all students (no appointments necessary).  Students have an opportunity to actively write in a group environment and get writing support from professional consultant Shay Liess and one of our peer consultants so that they can keep writing.   Each session for writing lasts two hours and students can drop in and leave at any time. Setting aside time and being motivated to write can be hard--use WMC Studio Hours to help you keep on track with writing and other communication projects so that you don't fall behind.  Read about it (then called "Writing Labs") in CI's Technology & Innovations Blog.  

If students need extended one-on-one time with a tutor, we recommend that they make an appointment or drop in to see a tutor during our regular operational hours.

Spring 2018 Workshops -- Open to All Students

Strategies for Effective Slideshow Presentation 

Thursday, February 22, 2018, El Dorado Hall, Graduate Resource Center
12:00-1:00pm (Sohui Lee) and 4:30-5:30pm (Abigail Michelini)

Thursday, April 19, 2018, El Dorado Hall, Graduate Resource Center
12:00-1:00pm (Sohui Lee) and 4:30-5:30pm (Abigail Michelini)

Presentations are one of the most important ways that scholars and researchers share research and information.  Learn how to become a more effective and confident presenter.  

Crafting Your Personal Statement

Tuesday, March 3, 2018, El Dorado Hall, Graduate Resource Center
11:30-12:30pm (Sohui Lee) and 4:30-5:30pm (Abigail Michelini)