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The Writing Center For Students

The Writing Center For Students

HOW WE CAN HELP

  • Conventions: Appropriate format, citing sources, and mechanics that meet reader expectations
  • Organization: Paragraph sequence, structure, transitions, and staying on topic
  • Content: Information, explanations, and evidence tied to a clear main idea
  • Syntax: Sentences issues, including punctuation
  • Diction: Appropriate and effective vocabulary
  • Process: Making a plan to draft and develop a piece of writing

WHAT TO BRING TO A WRITING SESSION

  • The assignment - What did your instructor ask you to do? Please bring the assignment sheet.
  • What you’ve done - Whether it’s questions or ideas or notes or diagrams or a partial or complete draft.
  • Priorities - What aspects of the assignment do you most want help with? What questions do you have?
  • Attitude - A willingness to participate and listen, and a desire to improve.

WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND

  • The earlier you come in before the assignment is due, the more we can help you. But you can bring in your work at any stage.
  • We don’t “fix” or “correct” papers; we do give you feedback and strategies for how you can improve your writing.
  • You don’t have to be “stuck” or be a weak writer to use the Writing Center; you only need to be someone who wants to talk through your writing.
  • The Writing Center isn’t just for papers. We can also look at graduate or scholarship applications, scripts for oral presentations, copy for poster presentations or PPTs, texts of speeches, or any other written material.
  • The more you take ownership of the quality of your writing, the better your chances of improving as a writer