The Writing Center

Writing Center Appointments & COVID-19

Beginning April 6th, 2020, the Writing Center will offer online consultations.

While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has stopped most of the world in its tracks, it cannot and must not stop the exchange of knowledge and academic growth. 

Until further notice, the Writing Center will be offering one-on-one consultations online for students. These one-on-one consultations will take place via MS Teams

Please let us know of any technological/connection restrictions that you may have when making an appointment. 

 

Our Mission

The Writing Center’s mission is to equip students with the proper tools to understand and produce English written works in a collaborative learning environment. The writing strategies practiced in the center will better prepare multilingual and L2 students for their studies and future careers. The center is a tutoring resource to help guide students through the writing process. We offer students one-on-one consultations, with lecturers, at any stage of the writing process.

 

Appointment Types

We offer three types of appointments:

Writing Consultations - Research Consultations - Proofreading

Writing Consultations are designed to assist students with: 

  • Brainstorming
  • Outline Drafting
  • Short Essay & Term Paper Planning & Drafting
  • General Asistance with:
    • Class Assignments
    • Sentence & Paragraph Structure
    • Grammar
    • Formal English Writing 

Research Consultations are designed to assist students with: 

  • Academic Integrity
  • Correct Research Practices
  • Citation Styles

Proofreading

(This service is only avaliabe to graduate students)

**Note: As our staff is limited, this service is limited as well. Please email the Writing Center for questions, avaliability, and timeframes concerning proofreading services**

How to Make an Appointment

Step One: Click the link to view Outlook Appointment Calendar 

Step Two: Find an appointment labeled "Free Appointment"

Step Three: Email us the day and time that works best for you

Step Four: Wait for our confirmation email 

Step Five: Arrive on time and be prepared for your appointment 

 

What to Expect at your Appointment

Making an appointment at the Writing Center is great, but what excatly  happens during the appointment? 

A Writing Center appointment, or one-on-one consultation, is an opportunity for students to receive additional feedback on their written assigments. For shorter assignments, the consultant will go over the assignment with the student and ask questions concerning clarity, intention, and structure. The consultant will also provide feedback and direction concerning grammar and/or conventions.

It is important that the student to comes prepared to the meeting by having specific questions or concerns ready. 

The Writing Center is unable to provide academic guidence or assistance with field/departmental content.  

Feel free to contact us or further questions and we look forward to see you at your appointment! 

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08:00-10:30     14:00-16:30           08:00-11:30 & 13:30-15:00          09:00-11:30 & 13:00-15:30