Why should I come to the Writing Center?
- Student writing improves after informed and quality feedback is given. The Writing Center's tutors care about building and improving students' writing abilities. Our main goal is to help students become better writers.
Does the Writing Center correct papers?
- No. The Writing Center's tutors are not ghost-writers or editors; they do not fix, edit, or write your papers for you. They aid in the writing process and help you learn how to correct your mistakes.
Where is the Writing Center located?
- The Writing Center is located in the Helen T. Chick building, room 001B. We are adjacent to Supplemental Instruction in the basement level of the building.
What are the hours of the Writing Center?
- The Writing Center is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-8:00pm and Friday, 8:30am-12:00pm. Appointments start at 9:15am daily.
What happens during my consultation at the Writing Center?
- Students will begin by signing in at the front desk. First-time visitors will read and sign a student contract prior to receiving writing support from the tutors. Your assigned professional or peer tutor will begin assessing your need(s) and reason(s) for visiting the Writing Center. Tutors and students will work together during the writing process, having a dialogue about the students' needs. Tutors and students will often read the paper out loud, brainstorm ideas, and rewrite portions of the project together. After 30-45 minutes, students will receive their consultation form documenting their visit. Students will then sign out and can schedule another appointment at this time.
What should I bring to my session?
- You should bring all your writing materials for the paper including assignment sheets, rough drafts, outlines, notes, books, and anything you would like to discuss. There is a printer available for use in the Writing Center.
Do I have to schedule an appointment?
- In order to be guaranteed service, you must schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are available, but are not assured at any given time. If a tutor is available for a walk-in, students will be serviced in the order in which they arrived.
How do I schedule an appointment?
- You can call the Center at (910) 672-1033 to schedule an appointment, or you can make an appointment via BroncoConnect. If there is no answer when you call, please leave a message with your name and phone number, and we will return your call. You can also come by the Center and speak with a lab manager to schedule an appointment.
Does the Writing Center work with groups on assigned writing projects?
- Yes. The Writing Center's tutors will work with groups on their writing assignment. When making your appointment, please provide the lab manager with the names of all group members. Also, please note that these sessions may take longer than the allotted 30-45 minutes, so two appointments may be scheduled.
How many times can I visit the Writing Center?
- Students can be seen for two sessions per week, or one 2-hour session a week. Tutors are only allowed to assist students 4 times per writing assignment. Students can visit the Center as many times as they want per semester.
Will my professor know I visited the Writing Center?
- Visits to the Writing Center are reported to instructors, upon request. Students receive a consultation form as proof of their visit. This can be shared with the instructor, at students' will. All visits are also documented on BroncoConnect.
Can I drop my paper off to be proofread and edited?
- Because students are responsible for their own work, they are prohibited from dropping off their paper.
I need help on a paper, but it is not in my English course. Will the Writing Center be able to assist me?
- Yes. The Writing Center provides help with all writing projects in any course or department. Our tutors aid in the writing process of essays, academic research, creative writing, case studies, cover letters, resumes, and more.
Who are the tutors in the Writing Center?
- Both students (peer) and non-students (professional) serve as tutors in the Writing Center. Professional tutors have extensive experience in the Writing field. Peer tutors are students from all departments across campus who have successfully passed their English courses and have been recommended by faculty and staff to help other writers. All tutors are certified by the National Training Association (NTA).
How do I become a Writing Tutor?
- The Writing Center seeks potential tutors throughout the semester. Peer Writing Tutors must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and must have successfully completed ENGL 110 and ENGL 120 with at least a B. They must also submit writing samples and letters of recommendation, as well as successfully complete a grammar exam. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please contact the Writing Center Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (910) 672-2455 for more information.