The Writing Center offers free one-on-one for writing projects for students, faculty, and alumni of the college. We cover research techniques, library use, and all aspects of writing for academic assignments and professional development. Be advised – we will not write it for you but we are here to help you in any way we can.
Come by and meet our Writing Center director, Lisa E. Williams.
Be sure and check out the Writing Center Library Guide for more information and resources.
The center is located in the Library.
Email: [email protected]
1. Contact us at [email protected], and include:
We’ll send you a confirmation email letting you know that your work has been received, and follow up in a second email with the scheduled appointment time.
2. Please respond to the email to confirm your appointment.
Walk-ins: Walk in appointments are accepted during open hours (see “about”) but scheduled appointments are recommended! We need time to look over your assignment and prepare accordingly.
Remember, the more prepared you are, the more we can accomplish.
We at the Writing Center really want to provide the Watkins community with useful and easy-to-access tools to improve the literacy of our students. Although the Writing Center is still in some ways a fledgling project, below are some of the resources we offer.
As we have hopefully made clear, the Writing Center is available to students for help at all stages of the paper-writing process. Offering appointments 30-60 minutes in length, we will assist students in choosing a thesis, research strategies, paper outlining, as well as editing and citation help. Please feel free to contact us if you would like us to stop by your class for an introduction, or if you have a particular student to refer to us.
With the wide accessibility of the internet, there are virtually unlimited resources for practicing grammar rules and improving written English. If you have a student who has difficulty writing, or an ESL student seeking practice, contact us to arrange a 30-minute grammar session. Note: we may ask for information about the student’s particular areas of difficulty in order to prepare appropriate exercises.
As the international student population increases, Watkins will be joining prestigious state institutions in offering Conversation Sessions to English as a Second Language speakers. Generally only 30 minutes in length, we offer these sessions to give international students another opportunity to practice conversational English.
Here at the Writing Center we also want to make ourselves available to needs we haven’t identified. Professors and Staff members are encouraged to contact us with any needs, concerns, or suggestions. …Especially suggestions!
We’re here to help, but help us help you!
Please do: Visit our review page to take our Writing Center Survey or to leave comments and suggestions.
Please don’t: Send your entire class over at once. Contact us to arrange a classroom visit, or encourage your students to email us for an appointment at [email protected]
We only ask that you provide us with time and information about your students needs.