Whether you are writing an essay, a research report, a poem, or a lab report, the Writing Center is the place to discuss your writing needs with a Writing Tutor.
Wherever you are in the writing process - planning, drafting, revising, or editing - the Writing Center staff will assist you in developing the skills you need to become an effective and independent writer.
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Yes. The Writing Center assists students with any writing assignment in any subject. For example, we work with students on writing projects for the following subjects:
Writing Tutors can also give you advice about your résumé or scholarship essay.
No. Allowing a tutor to revise, edit, or proofread your work means you give up authorship of your writing and constitutes plagiarism. However, we will offer you individual assistance and teach you the skills you need to engage in effective communication.
Nothing! The resources of the Writing Center are available free of charge to the Owens community.
No. The Writing Center offers each student one session of up to 50 minutes in length per day, and tutors work with students on a walk-in basis only. Additionally, students are welcome to work independently on writing projects at a computer in the Center for up to two hours, depending on computer availability.
The Writing Center offers free, one-to-one assistance to students, faculty, and staff as they strive to improve their writing and critical thinking skills.
The Writing Center provides all writers with a collaborative and supportive atmosphere in which they can develop their skills and make informed decisions about their writing.
Here are a few key beliefs of the Writing Center:
Writing tutors serve as readers and can assist writers in any discipline. In non-evaluative, non-directive sessions, writing conferences begin with higher order issues (thesis, support, voice, tone, assignment guidelines, and organization) before moving on to lower order issues (sentence structure, usage, grammar, punctuation, and spelling).
Since writing is recursive in nature, improving one's writing and critical thinking skills takes place over time. As such, multiple visits to The Writing Center are necessary for writers to improve their written communication skills. Writers should come early and often during the writing process!