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WVU Writing Center

  1. 1. “ Helping Students Become Better Writers”
  2. 2. Click here to watch our video!
  3. 3. <ul><li>Main Location: G02 Colson Hall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monday - Thursday 10 A.M. - 5 P.M. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friday 10 A.M. - 3 P.M. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Call 304-293-5788 to schedule a session for either 30 or 50 minutes. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>True or false: A writing center is… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a place to drop off your papers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a one-stop proofreading service, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>an automatic “A” center. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The truth is, all of these notions are false. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Our mission is to help students become better writers through free one-on-one tutoring with undergraduate tutors. </li></ul><ul><li>We are here for all students, not just those who struggle with writing. </li></ul><ul><li>We can help at any stage of the writing process: brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, etc., but it is a disadvantage to you if you bring in a paper the day it is due. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>To make the most of your session, bring: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the paper you are working on, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the assignment prompt or rubric, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>questions and concerns. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can bring a physical copy of your paper, save it on your laptop, or e-mail it to yourself to pull up on one of the center’s computers. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>First, someone will read the paper aloud. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This gives the tutor a sense of the paper while allowing the student to hear her work and gain a better sense of how to revise. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Then, both parties will discuss the paper. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutors will address Higher Order Concerns (eg., content, idea development, organization) and then move to Lower Order Concerns (eg., grammar and punctuation) if time allows for it. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>If you have more questions, here are some helpful resources: </li></ul><ul><li>http://english.wvu.edu/centers/centers/writing_center </li></ul><ul><li>http://wvuwritingcenter.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Become a fan of our Facebook page! </li></ul>

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