Why should my students use the Writing Center?
- Clear writing is difficult to accomplish alone. Our Writing Center is staffed by engaged, principled, and experienced readers who assist writers by providing an audience’s perspective of the text.
- All writers need reassurance. Our staff instills confidence in writers by listening carefully, asking strategic questions, appreciating what the writing does well, and offering resources and advice grounded in best practices for writing instruction.
- Peer-to-peer writing consultations can build self-efficacy and autonomy. We believe that when we talk about writing with those who are not evaluating us, we are able to advocate for ourselves as learners in unique ways. Our peer-to-peer consultations are flexible and dynamic, creating conditions for writers to revise and proofread on their own and to practice new strategies alongside fellow students.