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The Academic Success Center

Reasons To Visit

A Place for Everyone

Students visit the Writing Center for a variety of reasons. These include:

They Need Help Polishing Their Work

If you are an accomplished writer who wants to sharpen your presentation or improve your style, peer and professional writing Consultants can act as informed, critical readers to help you fine-tune your work.

They Lack Confidence in Their Abilities

Peer and professional writing consultants in the Writing Center will not spend a lot of time talking about what is wrong with your writing; you already know the problems. Rather, they will help you work on those problems and, more importantly, help you to recognize and build your strengths as a writer.

They Face an Intimidating Assignment

The center’s peer and professional writing consultants represent a number of majors, so the chances are good that one will be familiar with the course you are having problems with. Consultants are trained to help you understand the requirements of specific assignments and  help you get started with writing.

English Is Not Their First Language

Peer and professional writing consultants appreciate the difficulty you face working with a language you have not quite mastered yet. The individual attention offered at the Writing Center will help you not only with particular assignments, but also with mastering the conventions of written English.

They Have a Learning Disability

While peer and professional writing consultants are not experts in learning disabilities, they do appreciate different learning styles. Consultants can help you understand assignments, work out strategies to complete assignments and talk through the writing process.

They Need Help with Formatting and Documentation

The Writing Center has a number resource books on writing in many disciplines. Our consultants can help you find the resources you need.

We Can Help

The Writing Center works with writers of all levels and abilities. Come in and see what we can do for you!