Writing Center

The Writing Center includes a writing laboratory with resources for writers in McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 233. This facility is available after 5 p.m. each weekday and between scheduled classes during the day. Here, students may write without distraction and, depending on what time it is, call on tutors to assist as needed.

The Writing Center is open to all Emory & Henry students who wish to use its resources to grow as writers. Our motto proclaims, “Let us help you help yourself.” To achieve that goal, we are here to help you from process to product. The Center contains a variety of resources to meet various needs.

The Charles Sydnor Writing Lab, funded through a Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education, houses the Writing Center.  Via the Center, we offer tutorial services, a quiet computer lab with resources close at hand, and classroom space for teachers who use technology. The lab is available for general use after 3 p.m. (and between classes earlier in the day) in McGlothlin-Street Hall 233. Tutors are available to help you at posted times.  

Visit our website for hours tutors are available for visits with no appointments, contact information for making appointments if you prefer an appointment with a professor, and access to other resources that will help you to grow as a writer. Students with special needs may contact Dr. Mitchell at 944-6225 for an appointment so she may help you set up a plan for success.


SYDNOR WRITING CENTER

McGlothlin-Street Hall 233

Spring 2015 Hours

Monday-Thursday, 3:30-5:30 & 7-9 PM

 

 

The Writing Center offers a variety of services via theSydnor Writing Lab, a Title III writing lab in McGlothlin-Street Hall 233. 

 

WRITING SPACE

The room, a great place to work on papers, is availablefor students after 3 PM most days and on weekends.  You are welcome to use the lab if it is notbeing used for a class or workshop or test administration. 

 

DROP-IN TUTORING SESSIONS

Tutors are available to help members of the collegecommunity at any stage of the writing process. Tutors specialize in general needs; it is helpful if you bring yourassignment.  Tutors are tutors (noteditors).  A tutor will not correct apaper; however, she or he will help you to find a pattern of errors and modelcorrections. Occasionally a tutor willhave to meet with visitors in a nearby classroom to accommodate a workshop inthe lab, but there will always be a sign directing visitors to the tutor.

 

TUTORING BY APPOINTMENT

For students who have time to plan ahead, a professionaltutor is available.  Contact Dr. Mitchellvia email if you would like to make an appointment, or call 6225.

 

SPECIAL TUTORING NEEDS

Dr. Mitchell is happy to work with students who need todevelop a plan for success and/or students who want more help diagnosing aproblem with writing.  Students and/orfaculty members are welcome to contact her for help with a paper (or papers)and/or a writing concern.  Email and/orcall (6225).

 

OTHER CAMPUS RESOURCES

Students experiencing anxiety about writing in generalmay contact Dr. Mitchell for tips on how to simplify the writing process.  Additional support for academic and personalconcerns may be found in the Powell Resource Center.  The Powell Resource Center has many resourcesto help students to navigate the various challenges of college work (from theacademic to the emotional).  Contact thePowell Center by calling 6144 or going by Wiley 220.    

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

The following resources can be helpful to collegewriters:

·      DianaHacker’s Research and DocumentationOnline

o     This website includes models of papers in MLA, Chicago,and APA styles; your professors will require various styles (depending on thediscipline).  Tutors are happy to helpyou to adapt to different styles.

·      Bedford/St. Martins: Rules for Writers

o     This website provides review of basic rules and includespractice tests to help you to set up a course of review of basic editingskills.

·      Capital Community CollegeFoundation’s Guide to Grammar and Writing

o     This website, sponsored by a nonprofit organization,offers a range of resources and drills for both students and teachers.

·      UTEP: Dealing withWriting Anxiety

o     This resource has some tips on addressing writinganxiety, a natural part of the process for many writers. 

 

PROCEDURES AND RESOURCES FOR FACULTY MEMBERS

Faculty members are encouraged to invite students toutilize the Writing Center’s resources. In addition, many require students to visit at some stage of theprocess.  If a faculty member requires astudent to visit the Writing Center after receiving a grade on a paper, pleasereturn a paper with the grade and grade-related comments on a separate sheet ofpaper in order to protect a student’s privacy. Faculty members do not need to use a referral form.  At the same time, if a faculty member prefersto use one, a referral form is provided via the link below:

 

·      Writing CenterReferral