The Writing Center

Developed as a support system for students at all levels, the Writing Center collaborates with students to develop confidence and good reading and writing habits through a number of services:

  • provide individualized reading support to improve comprehension
  • one-on-one assistance with specific writing assignments, scholarship essays, cover letters, and résumés
  • workshops and individual tutoring sessions
  • published tip sheets and handbooks
  • Coming Soon: instructional videos
  • Coming Soon: support for students who are English language learners
  • Coming Soon: support for students with learning disabilities

Scheduled appointments are preferred and can be set up by emailing tmilligan@dunwoody.edu. We are also able to offer a limited window of open time for drop-in appointments, visible on our schedule.

Students should bring all assignment materials with them to the appointment, including the syllabus, assignment directions, writing guides, and/or any notes taken from verbal directions. It is preferred that students receive review in person, but exceptions may be made.

To be considerate to other students, please be on time. If you become unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please email tmilligan@dunwoody.edu to reschedule.

The Writing Center will follow-up with the appropriate instructor after each meeting. The services of the Writing Center are intended to support and complement the writing tasks required by our instructors.

Topics of Support May Include:
Writing Assignments & Scholarship Essays

  • Topic exploration
  • Conducting and implementing research
  • Planning and organizing a writing assignment
  • Revising for style, structure, and support
  • Editing for grammar and mechanics
  • APA style formatting
Résumés & Cover Letters

  • Overall style, structure, and organization
  • Revising for style and support
  • Editing for grammar and mechanics
  • Cover letter basics
  • Reference page basics
  • Preparing for interviews
Reading

  • General active reading strategies
  • Specific reading strategies for textbooks and classroom materials
  • Vocabulary strategies
  • How to read research
  • Reading electronic sources
  • Time management for reading