Different stages of the writing process pose problems for different people. For some, trying to organize their research into a well-crafted paper is the hardest part of a writing assignment. For others, the rough draft is easy, but moving through rough drafts to a polished final draft is a challenge. Fortunately, the new Writing Corner, located on the first floor of the library just beyond the reference desk, can help at any of these stages.
The Writing Corner is a combination of the drop-in writing center the library had last year and the writing services formerly offered by the Academic Support Center. Their goal isn’t to simply be a proofreading service, but rather to help students become better writers.
“We don’t want to just ‘take the pen out of your hand’ and make corrections, but help you learn how to be a better writer,” Madelyn Clark (’11), a tutor at the Writing Corner, said.
There are two ways to use the Writing Corner. If you’re working on a paper and suddenly find yourself stuck, you can stop by the Writing Corner any time on Mondays to Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. or on Sundays from 7-10 p.m. If you know that you’re going to need help, though, you can also make an appointment to meet with a tutor at the Writing Corner for half an hour. Appointments can be made by calling the English department at x7620, e-mailing the Writing Corner at email@example.com, or by visiting the English department’s website and making an appointment through the calendar there.
Bethany Stripp, Library Student Blogger