Who We Are
The Center for Writing & Rhetoric (CWR) offers instruction and support on graduate-level writing and presenting, providing consultations in-person, online, and through email. It also offers events that support milestones and special projects, such as weekend Dissertation Bootcamps, Students of Color Writing Retreats, Qualifying Exam Preparation Weekends, webinars, workshops, one-day general writing retreats, weeklong boot camps, and writing groups. Recently, the center organized CGU’s version of the Three Minute Thesis competition, The Big Pitch, which develops and showcases student work from across campus in a unique three-minute and single-slide format for a non-specialist audience. It also piloted the Student Grant & Award Initiative, a cross-campus collaboration designed to support student grant applications, which includes the CGU Fulbright Program for students applying for a Fulbright Award. We are proud to work as a learning community hub with an anti-discrimination pedagogy for CGU students to develop their scholarly understanding and meet their academic and professional goals in an affirming space.
Anti-Discrimination & Learning Community Pedagogy
Over numerous sessions during Fall 2020, the CWR Anti-Discrimination Committee drafted the Center’s first Anti-Discrimination Statement. The final statement was a result of the collaboration between all CWR staff, but special thanks to Wendy Anguiano, Anisha Ahuja, Katrina Denman, and Jessica Delgado for their dedicated work on this project.
The CWR is now offering a course, WRIT 350: Dissertation & Thesis Writing, every semester! This course is specifically designed for students working on a thesis, dissertation proposal, or dissertation. Each class session will dedicate the first 45 minutes to a thesis, proposal, or dissertation writing topic, and the last 2 hours will be writing time as a part of a dedicated cohort of peers at the same stage. The course is 0-unit and free to active students, but you must be in the thesis, proposal, or dissertation stage to register. Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
The CWR Canvas Site
We are happy to announce that the Center for Writing & Rhetoric has a Canvas site with modules on literature reviews, introductions, cohesion & coherence, post-coursework topics, developing research questions, argumentation, and more! All you have to do is sign into MyCGU before you access the link below, and you can “add” yourself to the Canvas immediately. We will be growing the offerings of modules regularly.
The CWR Events Page
We have created a new events page where we will post all of our writing events, webinars, and more. It is one centralized location with all of the dates and information you need on our offerings. In addition to our consultations and writing fellows program, we regularly facilitate a full slate of webinars, Weekend Dissertation Bootcamps, Saturday Writing Retreats, Students of Color Writing Retreats, and Qualifying Exam Preparation Weekends.