The Writing Center
Developed as a support system for students at all levels, the Writing Center provides one-on-one assistance with specific writing assignments. Additionally, we have published Tip Sheets on a number of common issues our students face in their technical courses, such as note taking, reading textbooks, and pre-writing methods. Occasional short workshops on fundamental skills like English mechanics, the writing process, and research skills, are also available throughout the term. In addition, the Writing Center offers online video tutoring through Adobe ConnectNow software. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Scheduled appointments are available from 2:30 to 5pm daily, with limited availability for drop-in appointments. Students should bring all writing assignment materials with them to the appointment, including the syllabus, assignment directions and any notes taken from verbal directions. To be considerate to other students, please be on time; the Writing Center will cancel any student’s appointment who arrives more than five minutes late.
To set up an appointment or for more information, please contact the Student Success Center: email@example.com or 612-381-3398.
The Writing Center has specific operating policies:
What We Will Do:
- collaborate with students to develop confidence and good writing habits
- assist in the pre-writing and structure of a writing assignment
- help students see their work from a reader’s perspective
- discuss concerns about structure and organization
- encourage students to reflect and translate these habits to other courses
- help students recognize patterns of error and model proofreading and revision strategies
- provide writing assistance along with faculty assistance
- direct students to other resources as needed
What We Will Not Do:
- proofread or edit a writing assignment
- review a writing assignment without the author present
- evaluate or guarantee a grade for an assignment
- complete writing assignments for the student
- act as a requirement or extension of a course
- replace an instructor or assist with take-home exams
- interpret an instructor’s feedback on your writing
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