A Creative Space
Located in Administration 3-87, The Write Place is an informal and comfortable space where writers can talk about their writing concerns with tutors who are willing to listen, share, and respond. The goal of these tutorial writing conversations is not necessarily to perfect a given paper so much as it is to help students learn about their own processes as they work through the writing assigned in their classes. People who use The Write Place on a regular basis tend to develop a heightened awareness of their process, discover a variety of strategies for working through papers, and thus develop stronger
pieces of writing.
- Assist writers, during every
stage of their writing projects, regardless of their status (faculty or students),
their level of proficiency, or their college;
- Create a supportive environment in which writers and their
readers can work effectively one-to-one;
- Train writing peer tutors to become knowledgeable, effective
and responders to texts from various disciplines.
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In addition, The Write Place continuously attempts to overcome the
stereotype that this is a place where only remedial students come for
help. We serve all levels of writers, from beginners to experts. We
view writing here as an ongoing process and we help students at every point of that process, from understanding readings and interpreting
assignments to brainstorming, organizing, drafting, and editing. Overall, we want to help students understand their own writing
processes and not just "fix"a particular problem. We believe
students can accomplish and learn much more if they attend regularly
to work on on-going concerns rather than just coming for one or two
visits to work on short-term problems.