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Writing Center

Location: Center for Student Success, Buoy House, Pleasant Street. Also (new this semester): the Lower Level of the library.

Drop-in hours:  

Buoy House: Sunday through Thursday 1800-2100. Wednesday and Thursday 1200-1300.

Library: Monday through Thursday 1900-2100.

Online Consulting: For a real-time virtual session, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Consultants:

Maureen BlanchardMaureen Blanchard (MTO)

Robert BradleyRobert Bradley (IBL)

Juergen PilotJuergen Pilot (MSE)

Graham PingreeGraham Pingree (MET)


Consultant Schedule 
(first initial of consultant followed by B for Buoy House or L for Library): Fall 2014

Hour

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

12:00

 

 

 

J(B)

J(B) 

12:30

 

 

 

J(B)

J(B) 

           

6:00

G(B)

J(B)

G(B)

M(B)

J(B)

6:30

G(B)

J(B)

G(B)

M(B)

J(B)

7:00

 G(B)

J(B) M(L)

G(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

J(B) R(L)

7:30

G(B)

J(B) M(L)

G(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

8:00

G(B)

J(B) M(L)

G(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

8:30

G(B)

J(B) M(L)

G(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

M(B) R(L)

Mission:

  • To help students develop writing-related strategies and processes, such as planning, revising, editing, and proofreading;
  • To engage students actively with their writing projects;
  • To help students interpret assignments and negotiate academic language;
  • To provide a place where writers can talk about their projects without pressure to perform.

Online Resources for Writers:

  • MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University)
  • Ocean Studies Guidelines for Writing Scientific Papers
  • How to Evaluate Internet Sources
  • Common Errors in English Usage
  • Online Consulting: Online consultations are available on a limited basis. Email your writing, along with a note explaining what kind of feedback you are looking for,  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . A Writing Center consultant will contact you with feedback within a few days.

Writing Center FAQS:

  • “What should I bring?” 
    You don’t need to bring writing if you just want to talk about the assignment or brainstorm. However, it does often help to bring the assignment sheet, if your instructor gave you one.
  • “Can I get my paper proofread?” 
    We won’t proofread or edit your writing for you, but we will point out patterns of error in your writing, teach you points of grammar or style you’d like to learn, and show you how to avoid errors in the future.
  • “Do I need to make an appointment?” 
    No, but you’re welcome to set up an appointment. Otherwise, just  drop in.
  • “What can I get feedback on?” 
    The consultants are trained to provide useful feedback on every stage of the writing process, from brainstorming and organization to sources work, style, editing, grammar and spelling. You can bring in lab reports, business memos, resumes, cover letters, marketing plans, research papers, casualty analyses, portfolio projects, research proposals, technical reports, literature reviews, capstone drafts…any project having to do with writing.

Contact Us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 326-4713. Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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