Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Writing Center

  • Do you ever have to write a paper and you literally have no clue how to get started? 
  • Do you ever know what you want to write about but need help developing your argument?
  • Do you ever need someone to look over your rough draft of a paper so you can beef it up a bit?
  • Have you ever taken a "W" course at Albertus?
If you've answered yes to any of the above questions, you need to visit the Writing Center in Rosary Hall (more commonly referred to as the library)!

The Writing Center is full of super helpful Writing Associates whose sole purpose is to help you improve your writing, you would really be a fool not to take advantage of that!

Basically, if you know you've got a paper coming up or if you're struggling with a paper, you can contact the writing center at to schedule an appointment. You can request a specific Writing Associate if you'd like or they will place you with one who fits your availability.

When you go to your appointment you need to have 2 copies of your paper so you and the Writing Associate can look it over together. At the appointment the Writing Associate will do their best to help you develop your paper or thesis. Naturally, the Writing Associate will need your active participation, but when utilized correctly, a Writing Center appointment can really boost the level of your writing and therefore the level of your paper.

I typically only go to the Writing Center when I am required to by one of my classes, but each time that I go I end up picking up a lot of very useful information from my associate... and my paper definitely benefits from the time I spend there!

In addition, if you're someone who likes to write and would be interested in becoming a Writing Associate, you can contact them and apply for a job. This is a great way to get some extra cash in your pocket while helping out your fellow students! It's also very convenient to work there because it is on campus and the hours are very flexible.

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