The Writing Center is a place where students gather in a structured group setting as a community of writers. Here they practice writing as a process and prepare for the English Department Final Exam. The students learn different techniques and approaches to writing, and they receive direct feedback and comments from English instructors, instructional assistants and interns on how to improve their writing skills.
In the Writing Center, students enrolled in English 104 and 330 are required to attend fourteen 3-hour labs each semester. For the first two hours, they work independently on a module that provides a challenging yet achievable amount of skill building and writing practice. Students then spend the third hour sharing their work with their peers, the instructor and instructional assistants, and devise strategies for improvement and revision.