Reasons To Visit
We have a variety of services to offer at the writing center, including services for:
Writers wishing to polish 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.
Writers lacking 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. Peer and Professional Writing Consultants will help you work on those problems, but more importantly, they will help you to recognize and build your strengths as a writer.
Writers facing an intimidating assignment:
The Writing Center is staffed with Peer and Professional Writing Consultants from a number of different majors; chances are there is a Peer consultant familiar with the course (maybe even the professor) you are having problems with. All Peer and Professional Writing Consultants are trained to help you understand the requirements of specific assignments and to help you get started with writing.
Writers for whom English is a second, third, or fourth 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 in the Writing Center will help you not only with particular assignments, but also with mastering the conventions of written English.
Writers with learning disabilities:
While Peer and Professional Writing Consultants are not experts in learning disabilities, they do appreciate different learning styles. Peer and Professional Writing Consultants can help you understand assignments, work out strategies to complete assignments, and talk through the writing process.
Writers needing help with formatting and documentation
The Writing Center has a number resource books on writing in many disciplines, and Peer and Professional Writing Consultants can help you find necessary information.
That’s what the Writing Center is here for—to work with writers, no matter what their needs or levels of ability. Who needs the Writing Center? You do! Come in and see what the Writing Center can do for you!