We serve many campus constituencies.
Students work with our writing coaches on interpreting assignments, brainstorming, planning and organizing research, getting started, developing ideas, organization and logical progression, revising, and editing. Our work supplements and supports classroom instruction.
Faculty are welcome to contact the Director for support developing writing assignments and writing assessment tools, pointers responding to student writing, and on some of their academic writing projects. Faculty also may arrange for in-class presentations about the writing center and for writing workshops for their students.
And, staff may use the services either for the development of university writing projects such as brochures, newsletters or other publications or for personal writing projects such as creative work, cover letters and scholarships.
Our graduate writing coaches from a variety of experiences and study. Our aim is to staff the writing center with both English Department graduate students and graduate students enrolled in other graduate programs on campus in areas of science, social studies, business, counseling, and education to name a few. Likewise, our undergraduate coaches represent many fields including English, biology, philosophy, mathematics, education, finance, business management and theatre.
Our program philosophy and structure also allow us to offer our student staff a venue for professional development and support in their development as effective peer consultants or future teachers.
To maintain a fundamental philosophy of collaboration and inclusion. Within this core philosophy, to offer individualized help and encourage independence in all writers who use the center, respecting writers’ authority and ownership of their own written work.
To offer its graduate and undergraduate student staff a venue for professional development, primarily supporting their individualized development as effective peer consultants.
To respond to SCSU community writing needs in a timely, creative, and ethical manner to promote excellence in scholarship on all levels.