Monday & Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm; 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 noon
The primary goal of the Writing Center is to offer individualized instruction to students as a supplement to classroom instruction, allowing them to hone writing skills from the most basic to the more sophisticated considerations of audience and voice. The Writing Center assists students with any stage of the writing process, from generation of ideas, outlining and drafting, to revision and final editing. It is available for assistance with writing assignments for any class.
In order to introduce Writing Center functions to first-year students, composition instructors visit the Writing Center during the first weeks of each semester. At each visit, students are encouraged to make use of the center for their assignments. In addition, instructors refer specific students to the center throughout the semester, and classes are reminded to use it. As well, the Director of the Writing Center sponsors Friday "grammar quizzes" with prizes awarded for good performance. Students thoroughly enjoy these informal methods for learning and participate by choice.
The Writing Center hours have been increasing each year as the Lab has become more and more popular with students. Also, additional tutors are being added to assist the director with the high level of interest. Our Writing Lab has not only served as an additional Learning Support service assisting students in their academic progress, but has become a place where students are encouraged and inspired to grow as learners.
For additional information, and an up-date on the hours of operation, please visit The Writing Center on the 2nd floor of the Taft Classroom Building, or contact Leej Copperfield at 919.497.3292.