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QEP Writing Studio

Workshops

All GE 102 and GE 103 will take part in a Blackboard Training Workshop at the beginning of the semester. This workshop contains an overview of the skills students will need to complete and submit work online.

In addition, faculty will frequently provide workshops for students outside. Past workshops included:

  • “Grammar Review” - Dr. Eric Weil
  • “Developing a Thesis Statement” - Dr. Mary-Lynn Chambers
  • "Crafting an A+ paper in History and English: Paragraphs, Transitions, and Organization" - Dr. Tatiana Tagirova and Dr. Hilary Green

QEP Writing Studio Computer Lab

The computer lab is reserved solely for the use of GE 102 and GE 103 students. Also, GE 102 and GE 103 instructors, who use the computer lab for class instruction, frequently reserve the computer lab for tutor-embedded class and technological workshops.

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring is available from 10:00 - 4:00. GE 102 and GE 103 students are encouraged to schedule an appointment; however, if a tutor is available, students are welcome to do walk-in session. Students who are currently not enrolled in GE 102 or GE 103 may only have walk-in sessions. Peer tutoring sessions typically last for 30 minutes.
A stated in The Quality Enhancement Plan, "Muriel Harris of Purdue University outlines four particular roles that tutors often fill.

  • First, tutors encourage student independence through collaborative talk. Engaging in collaborative talk is easier in group settings because students do not feel as pressured with tutors to perform well or appear knowledgeable when they are actually confused.
  • Second, tutors assist with the acquisition of strategic knowledge. In other words, tutors can help students apply somewhat abstract knowledge about writing to actual writing. During tutorials, students can learn how writers behave and how writers perform certain tasks.
  • Third, tutors assist with affective concerns. They listen to students who need to vent frustrations, gain confidence, and discuss academic concerns.
  • Finally, tutors help to interpret the meaning of academic language. Tutors can help students to understand what a teacher expects, or can help the student learn the academic language needed to ask the right kinds of questions. (1995).”