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Email: write@cgu.edu

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Who We Are

The Center for Writing & Rhetoric (CWR) offers instruction and support on writing and presenting, providing over 1500 consultations each year in-person (when possible), online, and through email review. We also offer events that support milestones and 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, we created 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. We also formed the Student Grant & Award Initiative, a cross-campus collaboration designed to support student grant applications. We are proud to work as a learning community hub with an anti-discrimination pedagogy for CGU students to develop their academic understanding in an affirming space.

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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. See our complete Anti-Discrimination Statement here.

New Course

The CWR is offering a new course in Fall 2022, WRIT 350: Dissertation & Thesis Writing! 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 cwr@cgu.edu.

Summer Dissertation Bootcamp 2022

We are happy to be offering both in-person and online Summer Dissertation Bootcamps this year. To apply and for more information, visit our Events page.

New Online Resources

We are happy to announce that the Center for Writing & Rhetoric has a Canvas site with modules on literature reviews, introductions, cohesion & coherence, 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.

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New 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 are facilitating a full slate of webinars, Weekend Dissertation Bootcamps, Saturday Writing Retreats, Students of Color Writing Retreats, and Qualifying Exam Preparation Weekends in Spring 2021. Visit our Events page for all the dates!