The Writing Center will open for the spring semester on Feb. 1. We will begin the semester exclusively online, with both individual consultations and group workshops being offered via Zoom. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 6 p.m.

Please see our Appointments page for safety guidelines and information about making an appointment.

If you need further assistance, please call the Writing Center phone line, (804) 828-4851, between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

 

Events

Writing Center Workshops

Our workshops aren’t just about writing. They’re about curiosity and imagination, using sources, expressing ideas, being creative, and thinking critically.

Led by experienced Writing Center consultants and administrators, each 50-minute session offers an opportunity to work interactively on a particular writing skill or type of writing. Students don’t need to do anything to prepare or bring anything except themselves and their interest.

Different workshops will be held throughout each semester, with the calendar available below. We also offer workshops by request, which requires the approval of the director. We require a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 100 for each requested session. For the 2020-21 academic year, all workshops will be held on Zoom. Each covers one writing topic. Popular past workshops include:

  • Understanding Your Writing Process
  • Writing a Successful Personal Statement
  • Structuring Your Writing for Your Audience
  • Crafting Successful Reflective Writing
  • A Framework for Writing Strong Introductions, Abstracts, and Proposals

f you would like to discuss ideas for your potential workshop, please contact Brian McTague, Writing Center Director, at bjmctague@vcu.edu. Otherwise, please request a session using the form below.

We ask for at least one month's notice for all workshop requests.

Events calendar

To learn more about an upcoming Writing Center event, select a header below:

Date: Jan. 26
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
How to join: Sign up via Zoom

In this interactive Zoom workshop, we will help demystify the college writing process by breaking it down into manageable chunks, including brainstorming and how to get started so you don’t procrastinate until the last minute. Start your academic writing career off right by finding out why you write the way you do, and how to become a smarter, more efficient writer!

Date: Jan. 28
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
How to join: Sign up via Zoom

Join us on Zoom to meet our staff of student writing consultants, who will collaborate with you on your journey to becoming a stronger, more efficient writer. We will introduce you to our services, discuss how we can best address your writing needs, and talk you through what to expect from a consultation, including how to connect to online Zoom sessions.

Date: Jan. 29
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
How to join: Sign up via Zoom

In this interactive Zoom workshop, we will help demystify the college writing process by breaking it down into manageable chunks, including brainstorming and how to get started so you don’t procrastinate until the last minute. Start your academic writing career off right by finding out why you write the way you do, and how to become a smarter, more efficient writer!

Date: Feb. 1
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
How to join: Sign up via Zoom

Join us on Zoom to meet our staff of student writing consultants, who will collaborate with you on your journey to becoming a stronger, more efficient writer. We will introduce you to our services, discuss how we can best address your writing needs, and talk you through what to expect from a consultation, including how to connect to online Zoom sessions.

Date: Feb. 2
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
How to join: Sign up via Zoom

In this interactive Zoom workshop, we will help demystify the college writing process by breaking it down into manageable chunks, including brainstorming and how to get started so you don’t procrastinate until the last minute. Start your academic writing career off right by finding out why you write the way you do, and how to become a smarter, more efficient writer!

Date: Feb. 4
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
How to join: Sign up via Zoom

Join us on Zoom to meet our staff of student writing consultants, who will collaborate with you on your journey to becoming a stronger, more efficient writer. We will introduce you to our services, discuss how we can best address your writing needs, and talk you through what to expect from a consultation, including how to connect to online Zoom sessions.

Date: Feb. 5
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
How to join: Sign up via Zoom

In this interactive Zoom workshop, we will help demystify the college writing process by breaking it down into manageable chunks, including brainstorming and how to get started so you don’t procrastinate until the last minute. Start your academic writing career off right by finding out why you write the way you do, and how to become a smarter, more efficient writer!

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