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Webinar: “From Transactional to Transformative: Supporting Students Writing Self-Promotional Genres”

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Webinars provide a space to share experiences, ideas, strategies, and questions about online writing centers (OWCs).

Event Details

  • Presenters: Erin Todey
  • Title: “From Transactional to Transformative: Supporting Students Writing Self-Promotional Genres”
  • Hosting Organization: Online Writing Centers Association

This webinar will discuss how to support students—especially those who identify as first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented—in writing self-promotional genres throughout the duration of their studies. Presenter Erin Todey, Assistant Director of the McNair Scholars Program at Iowa State University, will discuss multiple self-promotional genres with an emphasis on the statement of purpose for graduate school applications.

ASL Interpretation and Recording

We work with Morr Interpreting to provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters in each webinar. Webinars are recorded, given edited closed captions, and shared in our Event Archive up to 2 weeks after the event date.

Guidelines for Participating

Webinars are currently held in a Zoom Pro room. Participation is open to everyone, including not-yet OWCA members. To ensure our interpreters are visible and can translate without auditory or visual distractions, we ask that participants keep their audio and video turned off during the event. Participants are welcome to ask questions and contribute in the chat.


This event will be recorded, and the recording will be available to the public.


You can register for a webinar through the scheduling system below. Follow these steps:

  1. Select your time zone from the drop-down menu
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  3. Fill out the registration form and click “Complete Registration”
  4. Save your confirmation email to have the Zoom information or cancel your registration later. You can also respond to this email to contact the event organizers.

A reminder email will also be sent the day of the event.


May 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

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