University College Writing Center
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Helen T. Chick, Room 001B (Basement)
Phone: (910) 672-1033
The Writing Center is an essential component in the team effort to build writing skills and provides a number of services.
One-on-one writing consultations: Perhaps the most important job we do is providing a safe and comfortable writing community where students can get feedback on their work and learn strategies for getting started, developing ideas, clarifying, proofreading, and documenting sources. Students like this for several reasons: most importantly, they are able to work in an environment that does not have the pressure of constant evaluation with a grade, so students with high levels of writing anxiety are more comfortable. On a practical level, we are available for a higher number of hours than many professors are, and we provide good quality help. Instructors like this because they often do not have time to give students extra help in particularly weak areas.
Writing-related resources: We have a variety of resources for students to use independently: workbooks, handouts, and style manuals. We also have worksheets, information packets, and brochures for use.
Working with instructors: We report student visits to instructors to keep instructors informed on student initiative and progress.