In an effort to make antiracist goals intrinsic to the work of the Center for Writing & Rhetoric at Claremont Graduate University, we have begun a number of changes. See our complete list of commitments here.
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The Big Pitch 2020
The format is simple. Participants have 3 minutes and a single PowerPoint slide to argue for the significance of their research, project, or art. This lends itself to business projects and artist statements as well as research work in the Humanities, Sciences, and Mathematics. The Big Pitch, CGU’s 3-Minute Thesis Competition, is open to all CGU students at any stage of their academic progress. For Fall 2020, the Big Pitch will be entirely virtual! For more information, visit www.cgu.edu/thebigpitch!
|Finals||Friday, November 20th|
|Preliminary Round||Monday, November 16th to Wednesday, November 18th|
|PowerPoint & Video Submission Deadline||Thursday, November 12th at 11:59 p.m.|
|Final Participation Deadline||Monday, November 9th|
|Priority Participation Deadline||Friday, October 30th|
The Big Pitch – Webinars
Visit our YouTube page to view all of our recorded webinars!
- Big Pitch Strategies & PowerPoint Slides: Thursday, November 5th from 12-1:30 p.m. Key elements of both of the strategies and PowerPoint slide webinars combined into one!
We are offering all of our writing consultations online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. Schedule a synchronous online writing consultation to meet with a writing consultant up to twice a week, or schedule an email review to submit a document and receive written feedback in about 3 – 7 business days.
Writing Retreats, Dissertation Boot Camps, & More
The CWR is offering retreats and boot camps online throughout the summer and fall! To see the full schedule, visit the page below.
Writing & Study Groups
Writing groups are small groups of committed members that meet at the same time and interval to write. Study groups are the same idea but with the more flexible structure of reading, studying, or writing together. Working in a group has been proven to improve accountability, motivation, and the achievement of desired outcomes–especially during online classes. We help new groups form or pair new members to existing groups on a rolling basis.
Drop-In Weekly Work Sessions
With classes staying online in fall, we are offering weekly drop-in sessions to work online with peers every Monday from 2-5pm and every Friday from 9am-12pm. These begin on Friday, September 11th, and run every week with the exception of October 9, October 12, October 16, November 27, and December 18.