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Odegaard Writing and Research Center Invites International and Multilingual Students to Participate in Targeted Learning Communities

The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) warmly invites multilingual and international students to participate in The Targeted Learning Communities Program.

Mission and Vision of the program: The TLC program aims to support international and multilingual students as they navigate American classrooms and cultures. In this program, small groups of students (3-6) meet weekly with OWRC tutors and, together, work to decode academic and cultural norms, practice language acquisition, and develop collaboration skills.

  • Are you a graduate or undergraduate student taking a reading- or writing-intensive class?

  • Is English your second, third, or fourth language?

Then consider joining the Targeted Learning Communities (TLC) program. Sign up today!

*Deadline: Saturday April 10th*

WHAT WOULD I DO IN A TLC?

TLCs are meant to help you support your classroom learning, combine your personal goals with your academic goals, and create a learning community. If you join a TLC, you’ll be paired with 6-15 fellow students and 1 tutor-facilitator from our center. You will work together to decode academic and cultural norms, practice language acquisition, and develop collaboration skills. Your group will meet once a week on zoom for an hour for 7 weeks (weeks of Apr 12-May 24), however, some groups may start earlier depending on how quickly they fill up and can continue meeting after the first week of March if they so desire

TLCs can cover many topics, including:

  • Reading difficult course texts

  • Participating in class discussions and activities

  • Understanding assignments/feedback

  • Interpreting classroom and cultural norms

  • Finding support services

  • Professional development (resume, cover letters, etc.)

HOW TO JOIN TLC

  1. Make sure you one of the group meeting times work for you:

  • Undergraduate

    • Sarvin’s group: Tuesday 9:30-10:30am

    • Gio’s group: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30am

    • Fernanda’s group: Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am

    • Ashika’s group: Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

  • Graduate

    • Brodie’s group: TBD (check our website for updates!)
      Emily’s group: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30
      Safiya’s group: Wednesdays 2:30-3:30

 
  1. Fill out this sign-up form by Saturday, April 10th. Remember that TLC is on a first come, first serve basis so sign up as soon as you can.

  2. Expect an email from your peer facilitator by that Monday with a Zoom link for your weekly meetings.

If you have any questions about TLCs or forming a group, please contact Sarvin at sarvinm@uw.edu.

ALSO, CHECK OUT OWRC’s NEW ONLINE WORKSHOPS:

The online workshop program aims to support multilingual and international students by strengthening foundational writing, reading and speaking skills through applicable exercises. It is designed to offer an environment where students are provided with the necessary building blocks to become confident and independent writers capable of producing quality work. 

The Workshop program will cover many topics, including: 

  • academic cultural norms
  • working collaboratively with instructors and peers
  • participating in class discussions and activities

Zoom links will be sent close to the date of the workshop; sign up here.

—–DATES—–

Workshop I: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 1pm

We will engage with three predominant genres explored in introductory writing courses. Additionally, we will familiarize ourselves with English writing conventions and the structure of academic essays.

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