Writing Center information for your syllabi
Welcome back to campus! As you are preparing your syllabi for the start of fall classes, I want to provide some wording you can use to make your students aware of the free writing support on campus at the Brainard Writing Center. I encourage you to include the blurb below in your list of campus resources:
The Writing Center, located on the upper level of Hedberg Library (HL 213B), is a free resource for student writers. The Center is staffed by undergraduate Writing Fellows who have been recommended by Carthage faculty and trained to work with other students on their writing. They can work with you at all stages of the writing process, including understanding the assignment, brainstorming ideas, drafting, revising, and proofreading. For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit carthage.edu/writing-center.
While we, as educators, often believe that it is best for students to self-select to academic support programs, such as the Writing Center, we also know that a small incentive can go a long way in encouraging attendance. To that end, I hope you will consider offering extra credit to students who visit us for help with their papers.
If you would like a Writing Fellow to visit your class to explain our service or conduct a workshop, or if you would like to bring your class to the Writing Center, please take a few moments to complete our web form.
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