Writing Center Syllablurbs
Here are several options for including the Writing Center in your syllabus (policies and guidelines). The pandemic-forced or summer possibility is option D.
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 getting started. And they have an online scheduler, so making an appointment is easy. Go here: https://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 https://writingcenter.truman.edu.
C. (Required Visit) You’ll be required to visit the Writing Center at least once this semester. This is an opportunity. 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 help with grammar and/or citing sources. Getting feedback and revising is essential to the production of effective writing. To use the Writing Center’s online scheduler, go here: https://writingcenter.truman.edu.
D. Even if you’re off-campus taking online courses, the Writing Center gives you an on-demand reader for whatever you’re writing. We’ll work with you wherever you’re at in the writing process, from blank page to finishing touches. Whether it’s confirming the effectiveness of your research paper, working to help structure your essay more efficiently, or massaging those comma problems out of existence, we can do it. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing: creative writing, personal statement for grad school, lab report, whatever: let us read it! Online consultations take place via Zoom, Hangouts, or a Google doc+chat (your choice). To use the Writing Center’s scheduler, go here: https://writingcenter.truman.edu.