Writing Commons

The desire to write grows with writing

~ Erasmus

The Centre's Writing Commons offers a space and a time to come together with other writers on a regular basis to develop ideas, discipline the practice of writing and focus on specific topics over the course of the year.

The Writing Commons will take place on TUESDAYS.

8:30 am to 11:30 am: Drop in writing space featuring one mini-lesson (15 - 30 min.) and time to talk and share your drafts with others.

2:00 - 5:00 pm: Opportunity to schedule an individual one-on-one meeting for writing support (email Chris Eaton: ceaton7@uwo.ca)

Coffee and Tea are available. A fridge is in the room if you wish to bring lunches. Everyone welcome!

Fall 2017

Date Topic
Sept 19 Citation Mangers: EndNote and Zotaro
Sept 26 Grant Writing: the first sentences
Oct 3 Revising vs Editing
Oct 10
Oct 17 (Community Topic)
Oct 24 Introductions
Oct 31 Conclusions
Nov 7 Commas
Nov 14 Citations
Nov 21 (Community Topic)
Nov 28 Paragraph Structure
Dec 5 Flow of Paragraphs; one to the next

Winter 2018

Date Topic
Jan 16 They say/I Say
Jan 23 Grant writing/revising
Jan 30 (Community Topic)
Feb 6 Prepositions
Feb 13 Passive vs active voice
Feb 20 (Community Topic)
Feb 27 Choosing strong verbs
Mar 6 Integrating sources
Mar 13 (Community Topic)
Mar 20 Writing across contexts
Mar 27 (Community Topic)
Apr 3 (Community Topic)

Those who cannot join us in person, can commit to their writing task for the day on Twitter using the hashtag #WesternuEduWRITES

  1. Describe the one thing you are going to focus on or attempt to achieve on that Tuesday.
  2. At the end of the session, report on what you have accomplished, using the same hashtag.