The Writing Center (Pickler Memorial Library 107) serves students, faculty, and staff in your efforts to communicate more effectively through writing. We help writers become better writers.
We can work with you during any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming through adding the final touches. We can work with you in any writing situation¹, from case studies and feasibility reports to research papers and personal statements for graduate school, and everything in between and around. Even if you want to work on the basics—grammar, vocabulary, general—we can do that.
WRITING CENTER SERVICE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Writing Center has moved. We’re now in Pickler 107, the green-walled area in the middle of the library’s first floor. However, while Truman classes are being served online, the Writing Center will hold all consultations online.
How? One of two ways:
1) Through this scheduler. Just go to your appointment form (after you create it) and click on “Start or Join the Online Conversation.” You will then need to import or copy/paste your writing (if you have any) into the WCOnline workspace. Some formatting will be lost.
2) Through Zoom and a shared Google Doc. If you choose this mode, you email the consultant a link to your Google Doc, and your consultant will email you a Zoom invitation. The consultant’s email is on the appointment form.
Make the choice on the appointment form. In either case, share your document (as a Google doc or upload through the scheduler) with the consultant before your appointment time (at least 48 hours before if longer than 7 pages).
ZOOM NOTES! For those of you with bandwidth issues, video is not strictly necessary (though it helps); you can turn off your video and just use audio and screen sharing. Audio is much more effective than chat alone.
SHARING GOOGLE DOCS
Open your appointment form (find your appointment time/day on the scheduler and click on it). Find the consultant’s name and email address at the top of the form. Use that email address when you click on the blue “Share” button in the upper right of your Google doc. Make sure you allow the consultant to edit your document (there should be a pencil icon to the right of the email address field).
SCHEDULER: http://truman.mywconline.com – register (if you haven’t) and then find the white space (day/time) that works for you. Click on it. Fill out the form. Send or link to your work.
You should take a look at the general policies before you make an appointment. The scheduler defines our hours of operation. With our move to the library, our hours will be spread across the entire day (8:30 AM-10PM) most days.
Faculty members should check out our faculty resources collection.
If you have questions, call (660) 785-4484 or email email@example.com.