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Writing Resources


Writing Resources

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The goal of the Writing Resources Office is to provide superlative writing-related assistance to students in the BSW, MSW, and PhD programs. From outlining and brainstorming to proofreading and APA formatting, we offer programs specifically tailored to the kinds of writing tasks you will be facing in the School of Social Work.

We also offer assistance to faculty and staff with any of the tasks associated with writing assignments, including assignment development, tips and tricks for speedy grading, anti-plagiarism measures, and writing issues with online courses.

Our scheduling software is back online, so click on the links under the "Get in Touch" to access Dr. Kilgore's appointment calendar.

One-on-One Consultations

Appointments Available During All Summer Terms!

Dr. Kilgore is available to discuss any aspect of the writing process, from brainstorming and outlining to proofreading and APA style. Use the links under "Get In Touch" (to the right) to schedule in-person or virtual-office appointments, or request an email appointment.


Upcoming Presentations

  • Recorded Presentation Sessions Available During May Intersession (Maymester)
  • The Write Stuff Tips, tricks, and strategies for preparing, drafting, and revising your social work papers -- with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore

    During the May Intersession (Maymester) a recording of this presentation is available as an online webinar. For instructions, see Accessing Presentations in Blackboard Collaborate below.

  • Hit the Library: An overview of library resources, including the basics and more advanced information for social work papers -- with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore and Social Sciences Librarian Brooke Troutman.

    During the May Intersession (Maymester) a recording of this presentation is available as an online webinar. For instructions, see Accessing Presentations in Blackoard Collaborate below.

  • APA Style for Social Work: An overview of APA Style, including the basics and more advanced information for social work papers - with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore.

    During the May Intersession (Maymester) a recording of this presentation is available as an online webinar. For instructions, see Accessing Presentations in Blackoard Collaborate below.

Online Resources

A Writing Guide For Social Work
This guide provides a comprehensive resource for writing in the Social Work discipline.

Click here to get started!

Other Online Resources:

Services for Instructors

  • Individual Consultations: Feel free to make an appointment or just stop by to discuss anything related to writing instruction, including assignment design and specific student issues (e.g. plagiarism).
  • In-class Presentations: I’m available to talk directly to your class about anything writing-related. Send me an email to make a plan!
 

Accessessing Presentations in Blackboard Collaborate

  1. Log into Blackboard and check under "My Organizations" (on the left), and make sure you have "Advising and Student Success."  If not, enter that phrase into the "Organization Search" box, and then click on the little arrow next to the name of the organization when it comes up, and choose "Enroll" from the menu.
  2. Click on the Advising and Student Success organization, then click the link that says "Writing Resources," and the folder that says "Online Presentations and Webinars." You should see a link with the name of the presentation. Click that.       
  3. On the next screen, click "Join Room."  It should prompt you to open a file.  If you have the "Blackboard Collaborate Launcher" installed, your computer should suggest that you use that to open the file.  If you don't have it installed, there should be a link to install it.  If needed, install the launcher.

A little before the presentation, repeat steps 2 and 3, and this time, if you have the launcher installed, you should see some on-screen prompts.  Follow the instructions -- that should get you into the virtual "room."  If you have trouble using Collaborate, you can call Blackboard Tech Support 24/7 at 1.855.308.5542.

Get In Touch


Chris Kilgore

Chris Kilgore, PhD
Writing Resource Coordinator

SWCA 319-C
Schedule an appointment:
In-Person (Arlington)
In-Person (Ft. Worth Center)
Virtual Office
Via Email

Summer 2018 In-person and Virtual Office Hours

Monday
  • 9am-1pm, 1:30-5pm
Tuesday
  • 9am-1pm,1:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
  • 9am-1pm, 1:30-4:30pm
Thursday
  • 9am-1pm, 1:30-4pm
Thursday at Fort Worth Center
  • 4:30-6pm
Friday
  • 9am-1pm, 1:30-5pm

Note: During the May Intersession, there will be no Fort Worth Center appointments on Thursdays, and Thursday Arlington office hours will extend until 5pm.

Plan Ahead! Dr. Kilgore will be away from the office July 25- August 3, and writing support services during that time will be limited. More information will be posted here in July.