What the Writing Center Does
Our main goal is to help students build transferable writing skills they can use in any writing situation.
We engage students in a conversation about their papers. Our consultants are experienced in asking questions that can prompt more thinking about a paper or about a particular matter of style.
We do not edit papers. What we do is talk with writers about patterns of error and help them find the tools they need to fix their own errors.
In short, we consult with writers. We aim to prompt their thinking and to help guide them into knowing how to understand and meet the criteria of a given assignment.
You benefit by having students who write more thoughtful and well-constructed papers.