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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

  • The Write Stuff Tips, tricks, and strategies for preparing, drafting, and revising your social work papers -- with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore

    For Online Webinars, see Accessing Presentations in Blackboard Collaborate below.

    • Wed., 6/6 - Noon-1pm - Online Webinar
    • Tues., 6/12 - 5-6pm -  Online Webinar
  • Surviving Integrative Seminar Part 1: Write That Integrative Paper! This presentation covers vital issues in preparing a successful Integrative Paper, including who would read a document like this, what they would want, what it should do, and how to organize the writing process to get it done! - with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore

    For Online Webinars, see Accessing Presentations in Blackoard Collaborate below.

    • Thurs., 6/7 - Noon-1pm - Online Webinar
    • Thurs., 6/7 - 5-6pm - Online Webinar
  • Professional Writing for Field: An introduction to common writing tasks in a professional context.  From sending email to keeping adequate notes and records, writing tasks are everywhere.  This presentation covers not only how and what to write, but also when to write, and to whom - with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore.

    For Online Webinars, see Accessing Presentations in Blackoard Collaborate below.

    • Wed., 6/13 - Noon-1pm - Online Webinar
    • Thurs., 6/14 - 5:30-6:30pm - Online Webinar
    • Tues., 6/19 - 5:30-6:30pm - Online Webinar
  • 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.

    For Online Webinars, see Accessing Presentations in Blackoard Collaborate below.

    • Tues., 6/19 - Noon-1pm - Online Webinar
    • Thurs., 6/21 - 5-6pm - Online Webinar
  • 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.

    A recording of this presentation is available as an online webinar. For instructions, see Accessing Presentations in Blackoard Collaborate below.

  • Surviving Integrative Seminar Part 2: Revise That Integrative Paper! This presentation is intended for students in Integrative Seminar, and covers issues related to the revision process, including how to use MS Word's Track Changes feature to create a final document - with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore.

    For Online Webinars, see Accessing Presentations in Blackoard Collaborate below.

    • Thurs., 7/19 - 5-6pm - Online Webinar
    • Tues., 7/24 - Noon-1pm - Online Webinar
  • Write That Case Study! This presentation is intended for anyone who might need to write a case study, and covers issues in preparing a successful document, including who would read a document like this, what they would want, what it should do, and how to organize the writing process to get it done! - with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore.

    A recording of this presentation is available as an online webinar. For instructions, see Accessing Presentations in Blackoard Collaborate below.

  • Write That Research Paper! This presentation is intended for students in research courses who will be completing a research-oriented writing assignment - including (but not limited to) the Research Proposal and the Single-System Research Design. - with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore.

    A recording of this presentation is available as an online webinar. For instructions, see Accessing Presentations in Blackoard Collaborate below.

  • Write That Policy Paper! Vital issues in preparing a successful policy analysis (and other genres), including who would read a document like this, what they would want, what it should do, and how to organize the writing process to get it done! - with Writing Resource Coordinator Chris Kilgore and Social Science Librarian Brooke Troutman.

    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
Writing Resource Coordinator

SWCA 111
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Schedule an appointment:
In-Person (Arlington)
In-Person (Ft. Worth Center)
Virtual Office
Via Email

Summer 2018 In-person and Virtual Office Hours

Monday
  • 7am-1pm, 2-5pm
Tuesday
  • 7:30am-1pm,1:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
  • 7am-1pm, 1:30-4:30pm
Thursday
  • 7:30am-1pm, 1:30-6pm
 Friday
  • Away from the office

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.