All of us at UMW are taking part in the great scholarly conversation. One of your goals as a student is to make your own contribution to that conversation – to use the knowledge you gain from others to say something new, something that adds your thoughts to the conversation. Every project isn’t a research paper. Think about the most effective way to present the information you have found. Perhaps an infographic or a meme will do the best job of getting your point across. Or maybe you need to create a blog post that your fellow students will comment on. By being a digitally fluent student, you will be able to use digital tools to clearly communicate your ideas and collaborate with others.
The Writing Center can help you . . .
The Speaking Center is available for the communication needs of everyone in the UMW community, both in and outside of class. They offer a variety of services that range from brainstorming for an upcoming presentation to helping polish a final product. The center is open to everyone, and all are invited to come for advice, guidance, and feedback at any stage of a project. In addition to individual and group assistance for students, the Speaking Center is also a great resource for teachers. They offer useful handouts, open workshops, and in-class visits.
The Digital Knowledge Center provides peer tutoring to all University students on digital projects and assignments. Students can schedule one-on-one or small group tutorials with a trained peer tutor on a variety of subjects relating to common systems, technologies, and tools used in courses at UMW. Students interested in sitting down with a tutor to discuss an extra-curricular project are also welcome to schedule appointments.