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Writing Center

Information for Faculty

 

How do I encourage my students to visit the Writing Center?
During the regular school year, staff from the Writing Center will be happy to visit your class and present a 10-minute introduction of our services. To arrange a visit, please email a request to writingcenter@wcsu.edu.

Feel free to copy and paste the following paragraph into your syllabus:

    • Please take advantage of the free services offered at the Writing Center. Getting feedback benefits writers at all skill levels. The Writing Center offers one-to-one tutoring services that address everything from brainstorming and developing outlines to writing strong sentences and documenting sources. For more information, visit the Writing Center website at wcsu.edu/writingcenter, or stop by the 3rd floor of Haas Library, Room 302.

How will I know if my students have gone to the Writing Center?
Students have the choice of whether their instructor is notified of the visit. If the student chooses to notify, we send a follow-up email to the instructor from the Writing Center email account. Otherwise, the visit is kept confidential. If you would find it helpful to hear when your students have been to see us, please encourage them to have the notes sent to you.

Can I require my students to visit or offer extra credit?
At this time, we are unable to accommodate a full class of students to visit on a single assignment. Although we offer a generous range of hours, we also cannot guarantee every student will have equal access to required or extra credit opportunities. If you have a specific concern that applies to your entire class, it may be possible to arrange a special workshop. For more information, please contact the Coordinator.

Is there also a Writing Lab on campus?
No. In 2014, the Writing Lab was moved to Haas Library from Berkshire Hall and renamed the Writing Center, which is the more common term for sites of writing support on campuses.

 

What else can the Writing Center do to support faculty?
A note from the coordinator I always enjoy discussions about teaching writing and am happy to meet and discuss assignment design, effective feedback, strategies for teaching writing, and any other concerns. If you are interested in hearing a student’s perspective on an assignment, I can arrange for you to meet with a consultant as well. Please note that Dr. Michael Lewis, the Coordinator of First-Year Writing, will serve as Interim Coordinator of the Writing Center in Spring 2020 while I am on sabbatical. You will find him to be an eager conversation partner as well. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact one of us, or stop by the Writing Center. —Kelli

 

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