The University Writing Center ((A brief introduction)) 031 Dunbar Library 775-4186 www.wright.edu/academics/writingctr
Our Mission “The goal of the UWC is to help our clients become more confident, independent writers, thereby enhancing their educational experiences at Wright State and their professional experiences beyond college.” www.wright.edu/academics/writingctr/
Our Philosophy “We support the current pedagogy adopted by the Wright State University Writing Programs Committee, namely that writing is a process; writing is itself a way of thinking; and therefore, writers need to talk about their work with other writers in order to engage thoughtfully in the writing process. Though we recognize the collaborative nature of the writing process, we also respect each writer's autonomy. We recognize that writers need to maintain ultimate authority over and responsibility for their own writing, especially in an academic setting.” www.wright.edu/academics/writingctr/
Our Clientele Wright State students, faculty, and staff Undergraduate and graduate students alike Students from all different backgrounds and majors
Our Staff Wright State students who enjoy writing and enjoy helping others become better writers Undergraduate and graduate students from all different backgrounds and majors All tutors have been trained in writing center theory and have had their writing skills and knowledge of grammar tested
Our Services (1 of 2) Peer feedback on any writing assignment for any class Collaboration on all stages of the writing process – prewriting, drafting, and revising –Idea development –Brainstorming –Formatting (e.g., MLA or APA) Tutors provide a variety of services, but never simply edit or proofread
Our Services (2 of 2) Face-to-face sessions: meet with a tutor one-on-one to discuss your writing Online sessions: submit your writing and your questions about it via email Writer’s hotline: call us with quick questions about grammar, mechanics, citations, etc.
Our Location Come to 031 Dunbar Library (in the basement across from the 24-hour computer lab) Call 775-4186 Call the Writer’s Hotline at 775-2158 Visit www.wright.edu/academics/writingctr/