Writing is one of the primary means for learning and communicating during and beyond college. As you formulate, write, and revise your projects for any course or other purpose, the Lindsey Wilson College Writing Center offers you free, one-to-one, feedback from trained, peer writing consultants. We understand that no two writers are alike. And our dedicated staff works to bring out the best possible writer in each person regardless of age, cultural background, writing experience, or academic discipline. Individual and group sessions last 30 to 50 minutes and can be held during the daytime in Slider room 200, during the evening vitually or over the phone. To make an appointment click on the "Schedule an Appointment" button below.
In the writing center you can:
- See what your writing does in a reader's mind
- Work on any aspect of your project at any point in the process
- Get ideas for revising a draft so it's focused and clear to a reader
- Talk to a consultant about a project even before you begin writing
- Learn more about writing with outside sources
- Ask about sentence length and variation
- Get feedback on your tone, diction, and voice
- Learn proofreading strategies
- Ask about commas, semicolons, parallelism, verb tense, etc.
Hours of Operation(All Times Central)
Appointments AvailableMonday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Walk-ins Welcome in the Library
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Forming IdeasBallenger's Rules for Fastwriting Interest Inventory The Writing Situation The Research Question Reading with a Double-entry Journal
Tips for Developing Your Thesis Statement
Writing With SourcesResearch Writing, Reviewing the Literature
Introduction to Fallacies Quoting, Summarizing and Paraphrasing Patchwriting vs. Effective Summary Controlling Quotations Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism Katie Murrell Library
Language and EditingShowing and Telling Commonly Confused Words Commas Semicolons Grammar Exercises on the Purdue OWL
Style and FormattingMLA (8th Edition) Formatting and Style Guide on the Purdue OWL
MLA Sample Paper on the Purdue OWL
APA (6th Edition)Formatting and Style Guide on the Purdue OWL
APA Sample Paper on the Purdue OWL
APA Odds & Ends
APA Basics Tutorial on APAStyle.org APA Frequently Asked Questions on APAStyle.org Chicago Style Quick Guide (17th Edition)
Turabian Style Quick Guide (8th Edition) CSE Style Quick Guide (8th Edition)
Resources for FacultyProfessor's, thank you for encouraging your students to write deliberately and to use the Writing Center as a resource in formulating, writing, and revising their projects. The LWC Writing Center offers feedback in person or over the phone to any writer at any point in the writing process. And we send you the notes from your students' sessions to keep you informed. In addition, the Writing Center has developed and gathered the following resources for your convenience as you seek to strengthen your students as thinkers and communicators.
In-house ResourcesWriting Center General Information Class Handout Encouraging Your Students to Use the Writing Center Discouraging Plagiarism Creating Assignment Handouts Facilitating Effective Peer Review Encouraging Critical Thinking in Student Writing
Web ResourcesWAC Clearinghouse Faculty Tip Sheets NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing The Citation Project Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices
Becoming an LWC Writing ConsultantLWC writing consultants play a vital role in academics across the disciplines. They enjoy reading and writing, are active listeners and learners, and demonstrate successful, honest learning habits. Successful applicants will be LWC students with at least a 3.0 GPA; will have taken both Writing Studies I and II (or approved equivalents); and will, after being hired, take a one-credit writing center theory and practice course and participate in regular staff meetings. Since training is ongoing, consultants must be hungry for learning and never full of it. Knowledge of the standards of written English is an advantage. Applications are distributed by e-mail during the second half of each semester. For more information, contact Jared Odd at 384-8208 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Writing Center, Slider 200.
Writing Consultant Responsibilities
- Provide feedback, one-to-one and in groups, to writers in all subjects, at all points in their writing processes
- Assist writers of various experience levels and backgrounds, focusing not just on the writing but also on the process the writer is using to produce it
- Collaborate in staff training and workshops to develop writing and feedback strategies
- Study general and discipline-specific grammar and style considerations
- Participate in class visits, advertising, events, and production of training materials and study aids
- Promote our mission informally among other students and faculty
Benefits of this work
- Work in an academic environment with a relaxing atmosphere
- Read various stories and kinds of writing
- Develop knowledge of various genres and audiences
- Learn new ways to think about your own writing and writing process
- Collaborate with people from various cultures and perspectives
- Gain valuable professional and academic preparation not found anywhere else
- Associate with students and faculty across campus
- Benefit from the resources and camaraderie of a community of writers
- Walk to work, just across the way from your classes and your residence
- Arrange shifts around your class schedule
- Feel wonderful about how you earn money for school