What’s Going On In The Writing Center: Part Two

Alexa Dysch- ENG, PWR ’15

Hi everyone! Welcome back to our coverage on the Writing Center.319 As mentioned on Monday, there is lots going on! Aside from their events, the Writing Center is an important place to visit on a daily basis. Try to remember some of the following tips when planning a visit!

Possible Types of Writing

Writing Center Consultants are prepared, and excited to help you in all sorts of writing! This includes, but is not limited to, academic, professional, personal and extra-curricular writing! Consider how within the curriculum of Elon and the realm of the professional world, writing is one of the most important skills to develop and improve!

Your Writing Process

The Writing Center is not only a valuable tool for reviewing a completed paper; a consultant would be happy to help you in the brainstorming and planning process as well! Whether starting from basic notes or reviewing a final draft, having an extra set of (trained) eyes is immensely beneficial. Also, feel free to bring an assignment from any discipline! Consultants are trained in a number of genres and will collaborate with you on any given assignment or piece of writing. Overall, any session with a Writing Center Consultant will emphasize the development of strategies and practices to employ in your writing sample.

Ways to Prepare

Before your visit, be sure to peruse the online writing resources that may answer some preliminary questions or concerns. Certainly, your consultant can guide you to these links during your session. The more questions that you have, the better! Coming to a session prepared ensures that your consultant will understand your purpose for writing, and be able to help in the most efficient way.

Are there any other tips that you recommend when preparing for a visit? Within an experience at the Writing Center, what should not be missed?

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  1. Posted November 13, 2014 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never used the Writing Center to help me with my papers, but I probably should. Do you help with stuff like AP style citations?

    • Posted November 17, 2014 at 6:53 am | Permalink

      @Bridget Hurley: We definitely can! Be sure to let your consultant know what you need help with on your appointment form so that if they’re unfamiliar with AP Style, they can read ahead to prepare for your appointment.