For whom is the Writing Center designed?
The staff of the Writing Center is committed to helping all students better their writing and thinking processes. Consultants work with first-year students through seniors on writing projects across the curriculum. Writing Center workshops offer support to students, faculty and staff.
May anyone from any class receive help, or is the WC exclusively designed for students of English 111?
The Writing Center is for all students in any class at Manchester University who need writing assistance.
May I just drop off my paper, have it edited and return after lunch to pick it up?
No, students are not allowed to drop-off papers. Writing Center assistance is centered on individual tutoring and coaching that builds better writing skills and helps to develop competent writers. Consultants do not proof or edit papers, but rather, engage with students to get the most out of their writing potential. Read more about what Writing Center consultants do.
How long will a consultancy session last?
A typical session lasts 20 minutes, depending on the project. Read more about what happens during a Writing Center conference.
What if I feel my writing has truly improved? Do I still need to come to the Writing Center?
There are still benefits to using the Writing Center as a resource. To be a good writer, a person must spend much time at the task of writing and revising. Transforming words to reflect our ideas is no less difficult than mastering physics, chemistry or mathematics. It takes time and practice to write well.
May I just drop in on occasion?
Students may walk in to the Writing Center to meet with consultants at any time, or make an appointment with a specific consultant.