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1 The Purdue University North Central Writing Center LSF 211

2 The Purpose of the Writing Center TTutoring is a free service offered by Purdue North Central, in coordination with the English department to help students with their writing for all areas. AA quiet area to work and study AAvailable Hours: Mondays: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Tuesdays: 9:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Wednesdays: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Thursdays: 9:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Fridays: 9:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. * Hours subject to change.

3 Writing Center tutors can help with all phases of the writing process ppre-writing hhelp with brainstorming a topic oovercome writer’s block cchoose/narrow topics ddevelop/focus a thesis oorganize the paper’s content

4 Drafting  develop paragraphs  add specific and vivid details  add in-depth critical analysis  learn outlining The College Application Process I. Choose Desired Colleges A. Visit and evaluate college campuses B. Visit and evaluate college websites 1. look for interesting classes 2. note important statistics a. student/faculty ratio b. retention rate II. Prepare Application A. Write Personal Statement 1. Choose interesting topic a. describe an influential person in your life (1) favorite high school teacher (2) grandparent 2. Include important personal details a. volunteer work b. participation in varsity sports B. Revise personal statement

5 Library Research  learn how to use the Internet and on-line library catalog to gather reliable sources for a research paper  learn to collect necessary information for works cited and reference pages

6 Source Use  learn how to evaluate and analyze the content of source material  incorporate quotes and paraphrases into your papers  correctly cite source material in APA, CMS and 2009 MLA format styles KEEP UP TO DATE

7 Revising/Editing  add, cut, rearrange sections  respond to comments made by your instructor  learn to proofread your own work  learn to edit your own work for style and grammar errors

8 Computer Tips  get help using the computer to word process your papers  help with formatting papers, using headers and footers, etc.  Remember our tutors are not trained computer technicians, so if you have any technical questions, please use the main computer lab

9 How does the Writing Center work?  drop in for help during our hours  make an appointment by calling us at PNC ext. 5383  be referred by your professor After you arrive at the Writing Center, you will be asked to fill out some paperwork listing your name and major, etc. and what you would like to work on with one of our tutors.

10 Writing Center Tips ccome in early and often during the semester tthe Writing Center is not a one-stop fix-it shop ccome prepared with any assignment sheets and drafts of your paper bbring realistic expectations ccome with an open mind rremember, the tutors are PNC students just like you ffull time and part time English faculty members spend time tutoring also

11 Come Visit the Writing Center REMEMBER: Our services are free for all students, so visit us!

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