What can you expect during your Writing Center session? We provide extensive levels of service so we can assist you in your writing process, wherever that may be.
Level 9 – Grammar & Syntax
Student receives extensive help with grammar and syntax that has gone beyond minor corrections and minimal assistance.
Level 8 – Miscellaneous
Student receives help that is not directly related to a class or specific class assignment. This level is used when a student receives help with résumés, applications, presentations, formal letters, and the like.
Level 7 – Brainstorming
Student receives help with interpreting an assignment, specifying the focus of an assignment, how & where to start an assignment, topic(s) to discuss in an assignment, areas of interest, etc.
Level 6 – Processing Ideas
Student is helped to effectively consider audience, various aspects of a topic, critical components of an assignment, possible points of argument, and the like.
Level 5 – Outline & Thesis Development
Help students create a structured outline, solidify a possible papers structure and plan of action, and work on articulating a clear and concise thesis statement.
Level 4 – Research & Citation Assistance
Students are instructed on how to distinguish between and properly utilize scholarly and non-scholarly resources. They are given basic instruction regarding proper citation (APA, MLA, Chicago) and are directed to helpful online research and citation resources such as Purdue OWL, NoodleBib, EBSCO, JSTOR.
Level 3 – Rough Draft - General
The student has completed a draft and is helped with basic flow, supporting their thesis, and paragraph unity. The WC Consultant also ensures that the student is demonstrating a basic understanding of the subject and has, in a general sense, addressed their topic.
Level 2 – Rough Draft – Specific
The student has completed a first draft and has previously received help from a WC Consultant. The student is therefore helped with their specific flow, clarity, specific support for their thesis, specific structure, and strength/depth of content and effectiveness of their argument.
Level 1 – Final Proofread
The student has deemed his/her paper acceptable to submit but is looking for a basic review of their work. The WC Consultant therefore checks for minor errors, misspellings, and/or small inconsistencies.