Now open for Spring Semester
Where? inside the Murphy Learning Center, Murphy Library, 2nd floor
When? Mondays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Wednesdays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Thursdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Fridays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Sundays, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
How? Use our online booking system; simply click the link above to go through the steps. There's a link to our booking system on our Facebook page, too, OR you can stop by to see us in the Murphy Learning Center and a tutor will be happy to help you make an appointment.
Why? To get feedback on any writing assignment, at any stage.
Who? Peer tutors will help any UWL student.
Need to cancel your appointment? Go back to the confirmation e-mail you got for directions.
More questions? Email us at email@example.com.
More resources for Student Support? Student Success
We at the Writing Center are now accepting online submissions. Whether you have a nearly completed paper or only a topic and rough outline, we are ready to help.
Following are the guidelines for submission:
A few tips:
Join Murphy Library and Writing Center staff for a thorough overview of the source citation styles you're most likely to encounter as a student -- MLA, APA, and Chicago style in particular. We'll talk about how and why each style is used, where to find the information you need to cite appropriately, and how to use citation management tools. Be sure to bring your laptops to the workshop.
As the School of Education transitions to
this new high-stakes portfolio system, the Writing Center will offer
some study in the genre and writing techniques expected in the edTPA.
Although this workshop is especially targeted to Field I and Field 2
students, all Education students are welcome to attend. Be sure to bring your edTPA Handbook, a lesson you're working on or have completed, and your laptops! Register here.
As with all Writing Center services, workshops are free to UWL students. We do ask that you register.
If you're planning to submit a proposal to the College Writing I Symposium but aren't sure how to put one together, come to our workshop to get some hands-on help. Bring your laptops! Register here.
As the School of Education transitions to this new high-stakes portfolio system, the Writing Center will offer some study in the genre and writing techniques expected in the edTPA. Although this workshop is especially targeted to Field I and Field 2 students, all Education students are welcome to attend. Register here. Be sure to bring your edTPA Handbook, a lesson you're working on or have completed, and your laptops!
In addition to supervising the Writing Center since 2008, Dr. Crank teaches courses in writing, rhetoric, and pedagogy. While she doesn't often work individually with clients, Dr. Crank can tutor writing for any class, with special expertise in English, ESL, and Education. When she's not working, she gardens, cooks, practices yoga, and reads too many novels.
Writing Center tutors are here to assist you with all of your writing needs. Simply stop by Murphy Library Learning Center sign up for a tutoring session. You may also come in on a drop-in basis if tutors are available. Use our computers, our reference books, our couch, our staplers, our tables--but most of all use our friendly and knowledgeable tutoring staff.
To get the most from your tutoring session, please bring a copy of the assignment as well as any notes or drafts. Feel free to bring in electronic versions of your work as well. Although tutors can help at the last minute, the sooner you can come in the better. Peer tutors encourage writers to be as independent as possible. We ask questions and build scenarios designed to help writers find and analyze their own problems.
The Writing Center tutors are UWL undergraduates from many different majors: Psychology, Chemistry, Biology, English, Accounting, History, ESS.
On any given day, you are as likely to see a biology major as an English major, a freshman as a senior--or even a graduate student--using the Writing Center. Some people are working on their resumes, others are brushing up on APA documentation, and still others are discussing paper topics or overcoming writer's block. The people who visit the Writing Center are a diverse group, but they all share a commitment to improve their writing.
Peer tutors offer writers help in preparing
at any stage in the composing process:
Every paper can be better.
Better writers, not just better papers
Every writer has strengths.
Writers are in charge of their writings.
The writer does the writing.
For tutoring to be teaching, the writer must talk so the tutor can listen
Hiring for Writing Center positions for the 2016-2017 school year will be open until April 27. We welcome applications from students in any major! To apply, fill out an application and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed and hiring decisions will be made before the end of the spring semester, 2016.
Virginia Crank, Writing Center Director
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