Operation of Writing Center

Operation of the Writing Center

The Writing Center will operate on the Bethany campus during the Fall and Sring semesters.  Hours of operation will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.    Students will meet with a writing consultant for a 30-minute appointment.  Students will be limited to one appointment reservation per day, but may spend additional time with a consultant after the appointment if no other students are waiting.

If the student is working on a particular writing assignment, the student will bring a hard copy of the assignment to the appointment. The student and the consultant will discuss the student's needs and writing issues, and the consultant will use the student's writing to illustrate concepts that need improvement.  If needed, the consultant will work on additional grammar excercises with the student for extra reinforcement.

The Consultant will not "proofread" the student work, but will point out examples of errors and encourage the student to identify other instances of similar errors.  The consultant will also identify and praise areas of strentgh and growth in the student's work.

 

During an appointment, a consultant may identify student needs that are beyond the scope of the Writing Center, such as pcyhological problems, family problems, financial problems or spiritual issues. As needed the consultant will refer these to the appropriate campus services.