We all know that high-quality writing is essential in every discipline. Writing Center tutors work with students from every field and major. Below are some ways you can encourage better student writing by making use of what the Writing Center has to offer.
Enlist a Writing Fellow
Our new Writing Fellows program brings an experienced tutor into your classroom. The Writing Fellow will give feedback on drafts of assignments, ultimately increasing the quality of student writing while allowing you to spend less classroom time on writing concerns. The additional draft also helps students develop better writing habits and prevents procrastination. If you're interested in learning more, email Greg Farber-Mazor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule a classroom visit
A representative of the Writing Center (usually the director and a tutor) would be happy to visit your class to talk about what we do. We typically take about 10 minutes to give the students a sense of what to expect and why it would be beneficial for them.
In addition to our traditional class presentation, we can schedule a demonstration of a tutoring session. In front of your class, a Writing Center tutor can demonstrate (either with a second tutor or a member of your own class) what a session looks like. A mock conference is a great way for students to see what actually happens when they meet with a tutor.
Require a visit for a specific paper
We’re happy to make arrangements for specific assignments. Typically this involves a short class visit, where we talk about the center and then allow students to sign up for appointments. You can send us your syllabus, assignment, and requirements and we’ll get a sense of what you’re looking for.
Distribute bookmarks to your class
We have bookmarks that contain essential information about the Center, providing students with a handy reminder to make a Writing Center visit part of their writing process. If you'd like some to distribute to your classes, email email@example.com with your name, class size, and department. They'll be sent to your mailbox within three to four days.
Schedule a writing workshop
While the vast majority of our interactions with students is done in one-on-one tutoring sessions, we’d be happy to take the time to meet with your class as a whole and give an hour-long workshop on a specific writing issue. We currently offer two workshops: "How to Organize a Paper" and "Writing Good Introductions and Conclusions," but we’re happy accommodate most requests.
Put in a good word
If you or your students have had positive experiences with the Writing Center, we’d encourage putting in a good word of your own.
If you’re interested in making any of the above arrangements, please contact Greg Farber-Mazor, director of the Writing Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781.891.2978.