The Writing Center: Exciting Changes & Additions

To continue with Writing Week, today I’ll be talking about the Writing Center.

wc logoWe all have heard of the Writing Center, and many of us use it as a writing resource. Well the Writing Center is going through some exciting changes as the Writing Excellence Initiative gets underway, including adding new space, getting tablets, and implementing an online appointment system.

You may have noticed that the Writing Center has moved from their original office into the old resources space in the back on the library. This space this open and integrated into the library’s study spaces to provide Writing Center clients, individuals, and groups a place to meet and work on writing. With the new purchase of Writing Center tablets, clients can now access online citation guides with the help of a consultant, as well as respond to Writing Center surveys.

The online appointment system, implemented Fall 2013, is a large part of the Writing Center’s leap forward in technology. As opposed to the old walk-in system, clients can now make 15-45 minute appointments at the Writing Center with a specific consultant using MyWCOnline. The technology is simple and has resulted in a major increase in Writing Center appointments. While walk-ins are still accepted, I’d recommend making an appointment so you are guaranteed time with a consultant.

All of these Writing Center changes are exciting, but as the Writing Excellence Initiative progresses we can expect to see the Center undergo more construction and upgrades as Elon turns the Writing Center into a 21st century space.

For more information on the Writing Center, please visit their website and follow the Writing Center on Twitter @EUWritingCenter

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