Hours: 8am - 11pm Monday-Thursday
Appointments (x8743) and walk-ins welcome. Located in the
underground hall between Peterson and Stuart.
It is the Writing Center's goal to not only help students
produce better papers, but also to help students become better writers.
Consultants are available to assist students at every stage of the
writing process. They are also available to assist faculty, offering
help with the creation of writing assignments and workshops for
Coffee: This has been voted a professor favorite for
almost 25 years running! Caffeinated and de-caffeinated coffee are both
available to students and faculty for 40 cents a cup, or a low monthly
fee. Tea, hot chocolate, and cider are also available.
Brainstorming Conferences: Brainstorming
conferences help students get started by giving them someone to "bounce
ideas off," and helping students get their thoughts organized and
Rough Draft Conferences: Rough draft conferences focus on ideas and how the student presents his or her ideas. These conferences also assist with structure in order to help the student present a clear, articulate paper.
Revision conferences take the rough draft conference a step further, by
looking at the student's ideas and helping him or her to develop them
Editing Conferences: These conferences focus on
polishing a draft. Consultants will help the student look at grammar,
structure, clarity, phrasing, and overall effect of the paper.
Writing Assignment Conferences: By offering student
perspective, The Writing Center staff is able to assist in creating and
revising writing assignments that will be successful and well-received
In-Class Workshops for Students
The Writing Center staff offers four in-class writing workshops available for classes in all disciplines. Workshops can be scheduled for 30-minute or 50-minute sessions.
Writing Process Workshop: this session takes students through the entire writing process from brainstorming and drafting to revising and editing. Students have an opportunity to gain feedback on their own writing while learning how to work with other writers in a collaborative environment.
Brainstorming Workshop: Students experiment with a series of brainstorming techniques, which include mapping or webbing strategies, group listing, one-on-one conversation, free writing, and revision planning.
Revising Workshop: This workshop helps student writers
to understand the distincition between revising and editing. On their
current drafts, students practice various revising strategies practiced
by skilled, experienced writers.
Editing Workshop: This workshop introduces students to
a variety of techniques that improve students' ability to copy edit
their own texts.
Reading Workshops: The
Writing Center also offers small-group reading and writing workshop
sessions for students during the day or evening. In reading workshops,
1-4 students are paired with a writing center consultant. The students
practice a variety of techniques in order to tackle complicated and
Writing Workshops: Writing
workshops guide students in solving common revising and editing
problems. Students learn to collaborate and function as a community of
readers and writers.
To schedule a workshop for your students, contact Bob Marrs, Director of the Writing Center.
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