University Writing Center: Cultivating the Writer in You
Under the auspices of the Department of English and Language Arts, the mission of the Morgan State University Writing Center is to support undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines to become more effective and confident writers. It is a place where students may come to discuss their work, clarify their ideas, and improve their writing skills.
According to Leigh Ryan (University of Maryland), tutoring is a collaborative activity. Ryan believes the most successful sessions are achieved by preparing for the visit:
First, schedule an appointment in advance of your assignment's due date. Second, think about what you need from a session and make some notes. For example, list specific questions you have about your paper. Third, bring with you a copy of your assignment sheet and any related notes, handouts, articles, or textbooks. Fourth, bring any other writing you may have connected to the assignment, like drafts, notes, free writing, journal entries, or peer review comments.
Due to limited resources, walk-ins are discouraged and appointments are required. Schedule a one-one-one tutorial session by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability. Please note:
- If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment WILL BE canceled.
- Appointments last no longer than 30 minutes and numerous, back-to-back scheduling, is not permitted.
- If the session is for a group assignment, please let us know in advance so that accommodations may be made.
WRITING CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION
Winter Mini-Mester 2014 (1/2-1/23)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Spring Semester 2014 (1/27-5/23)
Mondays-Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Writing Center Team
Dr. Adele Newson-Horst, Interim Director
Professor Christopher Varlack, Writing Mentor
Ms. Sharon Small, Administrative Assistant
Ms. Chinwe Morah, Writing Fellow
Mr. Johnny Bailey, Writing Fellow
Mrs. Danielle Watkins, Lead Writing Tutor
The Writing Center is located in the Earl S. Richardson Library, rooms 101-106.