Monday, June 13, 2011

Using Your Tuition Wisely: Campus Services - Extra Credit

“In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” -- Albert Schweitzer

Requirements: Your extra credit assignment, should you choose to complete it, requires you to write critically about your experience with any one of the following campus resources:
1. The Writing Center
2. The Tutor Lab
3. The Student Success Center
4. The Women's Center
5. Some specific part of the LRC in general, such as the reference desk
6. Other campus services may apply, so please inquire with me if they fit for this assignment

Once you've used one of these usually great services, write a critical response, in the form of a formal essay or a business letter. You will need to explain:
1. Which service you used
2. Why you sought this service
3. Ways was it helpful?
4. Ways it wasn't helpful
5. What might be done to improve the experience
You can write it as a point-by-point essay, a narrative, a compare and contrast paper, etc.

Sample Essay: Enlightenment: One Student’s Experience at the Writing Center

Word Count: 500+ words

Value: Up to 10 points, and an extra point of student posts on their blog (in which case you must email me a link to your post)

Submission: Responses accepted as blog posts or Google Doc for online only students. Non-blog responses must be in MLA format, etc. Treat it as any formal essay I assign. Blog posts should have spaces between paragraphs.

Any major formatting, spelling, or grammar errors will cause your essay to be invalid.

Due: 30 July 2011

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