The Writing Center

 

Writing Center Info:

Office Location:
Young 140

Hours:
Sun – Thurs: 7 – 11 p.m.
Mon – Thurs: 2 – 4 p.m.
(Please arrive at least 20 minutes before closing)

Email:
john.kinkade@centre.edu

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At the Writing Center, we strive to enable and advance students’ participation in Centre’s community of learners and writers.

The trained peer consultants meet individually with students to discuss any writing project. We consult on every stage of the writing process—from finding a topic to revising a draft. The goal of each consultation is to foster in students a greater consciousness of their thinking and writing, not to produce a flawless text.

What We Do

The Writing Center offers one-on-one consultations between students and trained peer consultants on a drop-in basis. Our consultants serve as friendly-but-critical readers. The typical consultation begins with a collaborative effort to identify priorities for the session.

Students benefit most from sessions that occur at the planning, drafting, and revising stages, when there is still enough time for the writer to rethink ideas, argument, and evidence in creative and constructive ways. Consultants will ask writers lots of questions and encourage students to recognize their own weaknesses and identify strategies for making changes and enhancing strengths. Ideally, this conversational exploration will prompt writers to refine both the argument and the prose for clarity and power.

We can help you with just about any written assignment. We also offer help with specific types of assignments:

Spanish Papers

If you are writing a Spanish-language paper, you will probably find it helpful to work through your ideas with one of our Spanish speaking consultants listed below. However, please keep in mind that the Writing Center does not offer a language tutoring service and does not spot-check grammar.

  • Sarah Mastey
  • Sarah Bugg

French Papers

If you are writing a French language paper, you will probably find it helpful to work through your
ideas with one of our French speaking consultants listed below. However, please keep in mind that the Writing Center does not offer a language tutoring service and does not spot-check grammar.
• Parker Leonard

Lab Reports

Any consultant can help with most aspects of a lab report, but the consultants below are especially experienced with lab reports:

 

Creative Writing

Several of our consultants are skilled with creative writing projects and will be able to give you valuable feedback on these projects.

• Haley Crigger
• Allie McKinney

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