Whether you are writing an essay, a work order, a research paper, a poem or a lab report, the Writing Center is the place to discuss your writing needs with a Writing Tutor.
Wherever you are in the writing process - planning, drafting, revising or editing - the Writing Center staff will assist you in developing the skills you need to become an effective and independent writer.
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Yes. The Writing Center assists students with any writing assignment in any subject. For example:
Writing Tutors can also give you advice about your resume.
No. Doing so means you give up authorship of your writing and constitutes plagiarism. However, we will offer you one-on-one assistance and teach you the skills you need to engage in effective communication.
Nothing! The resources of the Writing Center are available free of charge to the Owens community.
No. Walk-ins are welcome.
The Writing Center offers free, one-to-one assistance to students, faculty and staff as they strive to improve their writing and critical thinking skills.
The Writing Center provides all writers with a collaborative and supportive atmosphere in which they can develop their skills and make informed decisions about their writing.
The Writing Center believes that:
Writing tutors serve as readers and can assist writers in any discipline. In non-evaluative, non-directive sessions, writing conferences begin with higher order issues (thesis, support, voice, tone, assignment guidelines, and organization) before moving on to lower order issues (sentence structure, usage, grammar, punctuation, and spelling).
Since writing is recursive in nature, improving one's writing and critical thinking skills takes place over time. As such, multiple visits to The Writing Center are necessary for writers to succeed. Writers should come early and often during the writing process!