Got deadlines looming? Do you have essays needing revision? Are you trying to finish your final research project in English 122, Psychology 121, or any other CLC class?
Getting writing done can be hard in the best of times. The Covid-19 pandemic has made it even more challenging to sit down in front of the computer and focus. We know.
The CLC Writing Center team is here to help. We are taking our traditional Night(s) Against Procrastination event (usually three nights—one night at each campus) online this semester and making a few other changes. Here are the details:
Night #1: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Zoom Link: https://clcillinois.zoom.us/j/95519924247
Night #2: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Zoom Link: https://clcillinois.zoom.us/j/97361577696
This event is open to any CLC student, faculty, or staff member who wants to make progress on any writing task or tasks* and wants some accountability.
Theme: Before the college closed, we decided to use the television show, The Office, as our theme. Now, prepare yourself for breakout rooms named after characters from the show, lots of Dunder Mifflin Zoom backgrounds, and show-related trivia questions.
Logistics: Our main Zoom room will be the check-in area, where a tutor will help writers sign in and assign them to one of several break out rooms depending on the writing environment they prefer—absolute silence or soft music. In addition to writing-focused break-out rooms, there will be other rooms where a writer can meet one-on-one with a tutor for a quick conference** or participate in de-stressing activities.
Logging Time Spent Writing and Door Prizes: Of course, we want to give you some incentive to keep writing. For every hour you spend working, you will earn a ticket to our raffle for a $75 Amazon Gift Card. If you attend both nights, you have a better chance of winning. In addition, we will be doing drawings for door prizes throughout the evening on both nights.
Proof of Participation E-mails: If you are a teacher and you’d like to encourage your students to participate, we can provide proof of participation, just like for our face-to-face events. If you are a student and you want us to let your teacher know you attended, just give us that information when you first sign in.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Jenny Staben, Faculty Coordinator, CLC Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
*You can also work on other academic tasks but our primary focus is helping writers because, well, we’re the Writing Center.
** These are meant for quick questions. If you need a full session with a writing tutor, the Online Writing Center is open until midnight.