Are you a multilingual speaker of English who is looking for additional English language support in your writing course? If so, the "ESL" studio courses offered by the Expository
Writing Program might be just what you are looking for!
"ESL Studios" are designed for multilingual speakers of English and are available to any student who is taking an EWP or IWP composition course (like English 111, 121, 131, 197, 198,
199, 297, 298 or 299) and who would like additional English language support. ESL Studios are 2-credit (C/NC) studio courses (offered under General Studies 391) that meet two days
a week for 50 minutes. In the studios, students build advanced vocabulary skills, focus on reading skills to help comprehend and analyze complex texts, and review and analyze grammar
structures, focusing on how they apply to organization and produce different effects in academic writing. Follow-up surveys confirm that the Studios are extremely successful in
supporting multilingual students’ awareness and ability to make use of a wide range of resources to become more confident and effective writers and self-editors.
In fall quarter 2013 there will be four sections of "ESL Studios." Gen! eral Studies 391 N (SLN 22384, TuTh 10:30-11:20), O (SLN 22385! , TuTh 12:30-1:20), P (SLN 22386, MW 10:30-11:20)
and Q (SLN 22387, MW 12:30-1:20). For general course information, please contact the instructor listed in the time schedule: Julie Dykema (dykemaj2, sections N and O) or Shon
Meckfessel (shonm, sections P and Q). There are no add codes required. Enrollment is capped at 10 students per section.
Associate Director/Multilingual Language Learner Coordinator, Expository Writing Program
Anne Davis and I are co-chairs of the Libraries Student Advisory Committee, a group that seeks to get students involved in the decision making processes that guide the enhancement of learning spaces and library services. We are asking for your help in promoting this service and leadership opportunity for undergraduate students. We are hoping you can send along the following information to your advisees. Please let us know if you have any questions. Email text follows:
The University of Washington Libraries is seeking students for an exciting opportunity to serve the UW community. No longer is the library just a place for books! Libraries are transforming to meet students’ need for highly collaborative spaces where technology and information come together. But we need your help to do it right! The Libraries Student Advisory Committee is a chance for students to get involved in the decision making processes that guide the enhancement of learning spaces and library services. The Libraries Student Advisory Committee is a great way to connect with other like-minded (and awesome!) students and to work directly with professional mentors. Your membership on the Committee will also enhance your own community service experience, which looks great on a resume or graduate school application.
Membership for one academic year, beginning autumn quarter
Weekly meetings during winter quarter (meeting schedule can be changed to accommodate your availability)
Independent or group work on projects for the Committee during winter quarter
Members may serve multiple terms.
Co-chairs of the Libraries Student Advisory Committee are Amanda Hornby (hornbya) and Anne Davis (adavey). See our website, www.lib.washington.edu/lsac, or email us for more information or to join!