This semester the Writing Centre staff facilitates a weekly Writing Lab in the classroom next to the Writing Centre. This provides a silent and structured writing environment for NMBU students, including scheduled writing intervals and breaks with refreshments. Writing Advisors will be available to provide support during breaks and will some weeks arrange workshops and group discussions on selected topics within academic writing. The Writing Lab will be open every Wednesday for drop-ins from 10:00-16:00 for all students who need a place to write.
During the spring oral presentation workshops will also be arranged to develop student’s oral communication skills and prepare master students for their thesis defense. The first workshops will be held April 4th and April 18th 16:00-19:00 in English. For registration and more information contact Clayton Gouin: email@example.com.
During the spring semester some Writing Advisors will also be available assist students with writing CVs and job applications. Students can drop-in at SIT for a 15-minute appointment Thursday either in the morning between 10:00-11:00 (English) or in the afternoon from 16:00-18:00 (English and Norwegian). This service will be open after February 23rd for all NMBU students.
The Writing Centre is experiencing increasing demand from students who wish to receive writing assistance in Norwegian. This extends both to Norwegian or Scandinavian students writing in English, but who are more comfortable discussing their paper in Norwegian, as well as students writing in Norwegian. This semester the academic writing course LNG240 is offered in Norwegian for the first time. Students will be able to attend lectures in Norwegian as well as hand in weekly writing assignments and get feedback from Writing Advisors in Norwegian. The Writing Centre is currently also expanding its Norwegian staff to respond to this increasing demand for consultations in Norwegian.
We envision that the NMBU Writing Centre will continue to play a vital role in the coming years, by providing peer-based feedback on academic writing for NMBU Students. The annual number of visitors has increased steadily since the Writing Centre’s inception and we expect this trend to continue as more students become aware of the Writing Centre’s benefit to their academic lives. We want to respond to the increasing demand by extending our availability and capacity, but also to offer additional services to develop students’ oral and written communication skills.