Writing Boot Camps

Fall Session  
Saturday, Dec 2 and Sunday, Dec 3, 2017
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, November 13, 2017.   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 5 (September 25) and ends Week 15
Mondays to Thursdays, 8:00pm-10:00pm 

WMC Studio Hours are open for drop-in (no appointments necessary).  Students have an opportunity to write in a group environment and get writing support from faculty consultant Sheryl Leonard.   Each session lasts two hours. Setting aside time and being motivated to write can be hard--use the writing lab to help you keep on track with writing so that you don't fall behind.  You can also use the Writing Lab to get quick writing help while you are writing.  Read about it (then called "Writing Labs") in CI's Technology & Innovations Blog.

Fall 2017 Workshops -- Open to All Students

Personal Statement

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, El Dorado Hall, Graduate Resource Center
11:30-12:30pm (Sohui Lee) and 4:30-5:30pm (Abigail Michelini).

Applying for graduate school?  If so, you should be prepared to submit a personal or resarch statement.  The statements are an important way for admissions committees to hear your voice and motives for applying (in a way that scores from GPAs, GREs cannot provide).  Learn more about writing an effective personal statement at this workshop.

Strategies for Effective Slideshow Presentation 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, El Dorado Hall, Graduate Resource Center
12:00-1:00pm (Sohui Lee) and 5:30-6:30pm (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.