The Louisburg College
Writing Center

Leej Copperfield, Director

Location

Taft 214

Fall 2014 Hours

Monday - Thursday8:00AM - 3:00
Friday8:00 - Noon

Contact Info

919.497.3292

Mission Statement

The Louisburg College Writing Center offers a relaxed, supportive environment for students with a diverse range of writing abilities. All students are encouraged to use the Writing Center to assist them in mastering college writing. The Writing Center is committed to helping students improve their written work while providing them with the tools to succeed independently. The Writing Center also strives to support the faculty in a joint effort to advance our students' skills.

Guidelines

Faculty

  • Introduce students to the Writing Center at the beginning of the semester and keep encouraging them to use it. We are glad to work with them from the pre-writing stages through the bibliography.
  • Suggest that students visit the Writing Center as soon as the paper is assigned.
  • Encourage students not to wait until the day the paper is due to visit the Writing Center.
  • Bring hard copies of assignments to the Writing Center or e-mail them to Ms. Copperfield. Often, students do not have their assignment sheets, so we are uncertain if we are helping correctly.
  • Provide lists and rubrics, which are helpful to both the students and the Writing Center staff.
  • Encourage students to make an appointment.
  • Encourage questions IN CLASS about the assignment.

Students

  • Make an appointment as soon as a paper is assigned. The sign-up sheet is posted on the Writing Center door. Walk-ins are always welcome, but appointments receive priority.
  • Bring the written assignment and any necessary texts to the Writing Center.
  • We will discuss the assignment with you and provide assistance with all aspects of the writing process: choosing a topic, prewriting, formulating a thesis, outlining, drafting, and revising.

Tutor(s):

  • WILL NOT write the paper for the student.
  • WILL NOT proofread the paper for errors.
  • WILL teach the student how to organize a paper.
  • WILL teach the student how to effectively proofread a paper.
  • WILL provide grammar instruction as necessary.
  • WILL show students how to find appropriate writing resources.
  • WILL encourage students to become lifelong, independent learners.