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Overview of University Writing Center Services for Undergraduates


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A look at the services the University Writing Center at Texas A&M offers undergraduates

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Overview of University Writing Center Services for Undergraduates

  1. 1. Our Goal To enhance your oral and written communication skills 2
  2. 2. Locations Evans Library Room 214 West Campus Library Room 205 3
  3. 3. About Our Consultants 4
  4. 4. Academic Writing Scientific Writing Business Writing Creative Writing Writing for non-native English speakers Help with Every Type of Writing 5
  5. 5. Help with Oral Communication Speeches Poster/Slide Presentations Conversational English Interviews Podcasts Videos 6
  6. 6. Help with Research Finding Sources Using Library Resources 7
  7. 7. Help at Every Stage Understanding the assignment Brainstorming Organizing Writing Reviewing and editing 8
  8. 8. Myths I can go into the Writing Center, and they’ll edit my paper for me! The people at the Writing Center will tell me what grade they think my teacher will give me. The consultants are going to judge me based on the quality of my work. I’m already an awesome writer, so I have no need for the Writing Center. 9
  9. 9. For an Appointment 10
  10. 10. About Consultations In-person Consultations Email Consultations Web Consultations 11
  11. 11. Sessions begin on the hour or half-hour and can last up to either 25 or 45 minutes. Consultations are limited to one per day. Walk-ins are welcome when space is available. Appointments can be booked through the end of the current semester. We can provide you with a record of your visit, if you want one. About Consultations 12
  12. 12. - A few specific issues or sections - Resumes or cover letters - Personal statements - Brainstorming - Citations or formatting Appropriate Session Length 13 25-minute 45-minutevs - Multiple (or unknown) concerns issues - Research papers - Analysis essays - Group projects - Presentation practice
  13. 13. Fall & Spring Semester Hours Evans Library *Appointments and walk-ins (if someone is available) Sunday: 3-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday: Closed West Campus Library *Walk-ins only Sunday-Thursday: 5:30-9 p.m. Hours 14 *Summer & Interim hours can be found on the UWC website!
  14. 14. Do you have the rubric/guidelines for the assignment? Do you know what citation style you’re using? Do you have a list of your sources? For the Most Productive Session. . . Do you know what you want to talk about? What are your main concerns? 15
  15. 15. Quick question? Stop by the front desk or visit our website! •Helpful handouts •Informative Write Right podcasts •Workshops and events More Help 17
  16. 16. 214 Evans Library | 205 West Campus Library | 979-458-1455 We’ll help you find the write words. U N I V E R S I T Y J X I G Z P O E N H B W D E T L Q I L R D R C K K K P P T R T I V R M X S T X J P T B C Z P B Y O U C I S K E W V J D A E N S I N N Q O G P E G I C J C T O B Y P X E G K G V E F G B S R M C E V Q R M Check us out on… 19