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University Writing Support Center

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  • University Writing Support Center

     

                                                   

       

    PLEASE NOTE: The University Writing Support Center will be closed during Study Day and Finals Week for Fall Semester 2017. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, will therefore be the final day that the Center will be open for business until next semester. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.

    Fifty-minute tutoring sessions, online and face-to-face, will be available

    ·         Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.,

    ·         Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    ·         Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

    ·         Friday mornings between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 

    Please note that these times are tentative until tutor schedules are finalized. The UWSC is located in Lommen 095 during daytime hours and in Library 112 during evening hours.

    The UWSC strongly encourages clients to bring a copy of the assignment for the writing activity they are working on as well as a grading rubric, if possible.

    Please click on the link to the online consultation page below to schedule an appointment.

    UWSC tutors are student peers—undergraduates with a strong background in writing and formal training in tutoring. Although UWSC tutors will not simply proofread papers, they will offer valuable feedback on a wide variety of writing issues, ranging from content to organization to style and mechanics. All students are invited to take advantage of this service.   

     

    The UWSC will be closed on any days the campus is closed, such as non-instructional days, major holidays, or snow days.

    Please watch the schedule for changes during the Fall semester.

     

    Consultations

     

    Tutors will be available to help students develop strategies to improve their writing by appointment only. The writing assistance is not designed to edit or proofread papers. Instead the assistance that is provided is intended to foster students’ writing proficiency and independence during the writing process. The University Writing Support Center will:

    • Assist students in improving their writing proficiency and independence during the various stages of their writing assignments
    • Provide a supportive environment where writers and readers work efficiently one-to-one
    • Train writing tutors to become effective readers of and responders to texts from various disciplines

    To schedule an appointment, visit the online consultation scheduling page.

    University Writing Support Center Director: Dr. Tim Decker, 229 Weld Hall, deckerti@mnstate.edu