As classes and services are moved online, there are some significant changes in how the Writing Center can serve you and your students. But we want you to know that we are committed to providing writing support and finding innovative solutions for online distance support. Feel free to read through this page and learn more about our plan for supporting you this term.
We built a special webpage for your students this term, too. Feel free to share this with them or link to your Moodle page.
We put together a revised syllabus statement with hyperlinks for you this term. Feel free to copy and paste this into your syllabus:
The Writing Center is the only academic support unit on campus specifically designed to promote your development and success as a college writer. The consultant team is available to assist you online with writing projects for any course and any level of instruction. The Writing Center also offers specialized assistance for multimodal compositions or new media projects like digital narratives, blogs, websites, slideware presentations, and even YouTube videos.
You are invited to utilize Writing Center services at a variety of stages in your writing processes: understanding assignment directions; brainstorming ideas; creating “maps” or outlines; checking to see that your project specifically meets the directions specified by your instructor; exploring practical routes for revision and development; and adhering to format and style guides (e.g., AAA, APA, ASA, CBE, Chicago, and MLA). While tutors avoid “fixing” your writing, they do help you become conscious of, and proactive about, particular error patterns that emerge in your written work. Additionally, the Writing Center maintains an online library of reference texts and take-home handouts.
To learn more about connecting with the Writing Center online this term, click here.