Workshops & Class Visits
The NEU Writing Center provides faculty with classroom visits and workshop services. We can provide a classroom visit to inform students about the role and services of the Writing Center, or we can help with a class period workshop on subjects like peer review or presentational skills.
We also support faculty as writers themselves. Our services are available to Northeastern faculty who might be looking to get feedback on their own writing and/or classroom communication.
To keep your students informed of our services, you may wish to include this description in your syllabus:
The Writing Center
The Northeastern University Writing Center is located in 412 Holmes Hall and in 136 Snell Library (for current hours see http://www.northeastern.edu/english/writing-center/ or call 617-373-4549) and offers free and friendly help for any level writer, including help with reading complex texts, conceptualizing a writing project, refining your writing process (i.e., planning, researching, organization, drafting, revising, and editing), and using sources effectively. You can receive feedback face-to-face during regular hours or via email/online response. Questions about the Writing Center can be directed to Assistant Director Mina Nikolopoulou or the Interim Director of the Writing Center Kat Gonso.
Adding a Link to the NU Writing Center on Your Bb Course Page
A really easy way to provide your students ready access to the Writing Center’s website is to add a link to the Writing Center homepage on your class Blackboard site. Here’s how to do it:
1) On your course homepage, you have a control panel on the left side, and it’s here that you’ll be adding a link to the Writing Center.
2) Click on the + in the top left of that box and then choose “Web link”:
3) In the Add External Link box, name the link “NU Writing Center” and paste in this URL: http://www.northeastern.edu/english/writing-center/
4) Check the “Available to Users” box and click “Submit.”
That’s it! Now your students will see a link to the Writing Center’s homepage each time they’re in your Bb course site.
Ways to Introduce the Writing Center!
At the start of the semester, we suggest instructors introduce the Writing Center to students in an interactive way. Bring them to either Writing Center location. Provide flyers, or guide them through our appointment booking process. Refer students to the Writing Center website & social media outlets. You could also ask students to tweet questions (#NEUWrites) and discuss the answers.