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So you're looking for Writing Assistance?

Let us point you to some resources. If you are working on a difficult writing assignment, from a course paper to a scholarship proposal or application essay, there are many resources on-campus that can help you revise and refine your work.

  1. Visit your professors during office hours.  Your first stop should be to talk to your professor about any writing question or concern you may have.  They can clarify the assignment and their expectations while providing insight into the course material.  Your professor may also point you in the direction of departmental tutors or Teaching Assitants who can also help. 
  2. Visit the Writing CenterClark provides this free resource to assist you in developing your writing capabilities.  According to many graduating students, the sooner you take advantage of this assistance, the better.  You may schedule one fifty minute appointment per week with a specially trained Writing Consultant who will assist you with any piece of writing at any stage of the writing process. Day and evening appointments are available Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment click here or call x7405. 
  3. Attend Writing Center workshops. Throughout the year the Writing Center will provide workshops on writing personal statements, proposals, and on the writing process itself.  Be sure to view the LEEP Center calendar for the dates and times of workshops being offered.  These workshops will introduce you to the resources and staff here to help, and more importantly, they will increase your confidence and hone your writing skills.
  4. Connect with your peers. You will find that many peers in your classes and dorms are excellent writers willing to share their skills and enthusiasm for writing.  Reading your work aloud to another is the best way to improve your writing; in addition, a second pair of eyes never hurts.  If peers are willing to share their writing process and ask you quesitions about your work, it will only improve you both as scholars.