Writing Center Syllablurbs
Here are several bits you can copy and paste into your syllabus (policies and guidelines).
A. I encourage you to use the university’s Writing Center for your writing projects. It is not a proofreading service. The writing consultants will read your work and give you feedback, letting you know what is working well (and why) and what might not be working so well (and why). They can help you understand and better your writing craft. They can also do brainstorming if you’re having a hard time beginning. And they have an online scheduler, so making an appointment is easy. Go here: http://writingcenter.truman.edu.
B. Do you want to write more effectively? Visit the Writing Center. It is a source of independent feedback and advice/discussion regarding your writing and writing process. Whether you’re a great writer or your writing needs a lot of work, use the service. They have an online scheduler. Go to http://writingcenter.truman.edu.
C. You’ll be required to visit the Writing Center at least once this semester. This is an opportunity, not a punishment. The Writing Center is a source of independent feedback. They can help you understand to what extent your written ideas make sense. They can also do grammar and/or documentation. Feedback is essential to the production of effective writing. To set up an appointment, go here: http://writingcenter.truman.edu.