Apply for Spring 2020 ESOL writing groups.

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The deadline for Spring 2020 is 11:59 pm on Friday, February 14th.

ESOL writing group

An ESOL writing group is an opportunity to receive feedback on writing before submitting a paper and ask questions about writing in English that you are shy to ask in class. To provide undergraduate students whose first language is not English with a chance to receive feedback and discuss their work, the Learning Commons offers a free service, ESOL writing group, facilitated by the ESOL specialist – Ana Kryzhanivska.

Who is eligible to participate?

Current BGSU undergraduate students whose first language is not English.

How does a writing group work?

Once a week, a group of 3-5 undergraduate writers from the same or different disciplines meets for an hour to provide feedback on one or more members’ drafts and discuss writing in general. Group members bring their drafts, topics for discussion, assignments, and/or questions to the meeting. Group members can discuss all aspects of writing, ranging from idea clarity and organization to word choice and grammar.

Because we all are learning from each other, participation in this group is a weekly commitment and attendance is expected.

What are the benefits of being a part of a writing group?

·  Members get direct help with their assignments and get answers to their questions about English language and English writing.
·  Members meet with the same group and the same tutor each week. This enables participants to build on what they have worked in previous meetings.
·  Members improve their writing skills by receiving feedback and by providing comments on other writers’ work, which involves critical thinking.
·  Members develop critical thinking skills and are more likely to develop effective writing habits and learn how to revise, edit, and proofread their own work in the future.
·  While discussing writing, members also improve their speaking skills.

How to apply?

Fill out this form to apply for Spring 2020 ESOL writing groups. All groups are formed at the beginning of the semester.

Writing Group Sign-up Form

The deadline for Spring 2020 is 11:59 pm on Friday, February 14th.