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Mission & Services
The mission of the University Writing Center (UWC) is to help Wright State University students become more confident, skilled, independent writers, thereby enhancing their abilities as writers in educational, professional, civic, and personal settings.
Wright State University provides funding so that students may have writing consultations free of charge. Our staff of trained undergraduate and graduate writing consultants from across the disciplines can assist you with almost any type of writing. We provide Personal Peer Consultations to help you learn to:
- Generate and expand your ideas;
- Organize and revise your drafts;
- Identify and correct grammar, usage, mechanics, and spelling;
- Use a style guide to document and format your work;
- Deal with other writing issues you may be having.
We will NOT write or edit others' work.
Our work with students is guided by a set of observations about the nature of writing, namely:
- Writing is a tool for thinking as well as communicating;
- What we write depends on a number of variables collectively referred to as the rhetorical context;
- Writing consists of multiple, often recurring processes;
- Writing is a collaborative activity.
These observations yield a principle upon which we base our practice: Writers need to discuss their work with other writers who share or understand the rhetorical context within which the writing takes place. This process of collaboration and meaningful revision encourages writers to engage more deeply with the subject matter, enhances learning, and allows writers to produce appropriate texts.
Within our collaborative environment, we promote academic integrity and respect each writer's autonomy. Here, writers maintain ultimate authority over and responsibility for their own writing.
To give you ample time to develop skills and confidence, promote independent reflection and revision, and help to ensure the availability of our services to other students, we operate with the following policies:
- You may meet with a Writing Consultant for up to 30 minutes beginning on the hour or half hour. A session consists of approximately 25 minutes of consultation with about 5 minutes allotted for paperwork.
- You may have up to two sessions per day and up to four sessions per week, schedule permitting.
- You will need your Wright1 card to sign in for your session.
- As a courtesy convenience, you may schedule sessions in advance up to a maximum of one appointment per week.
- Sessions start on time. Plan to arrive at least five minutes prior to your appointment. We reserve the right to give your session time to another student if you are late.
- If you miss three appointments, you will be removed from our schedule for the remainder of the term. However, you may still use the center on a walk-in basis, and your scheduling privileges may be reinstated the following term.
- You do not need an appointment to meet with a consultant. You can "walk in," and if we have a consultant available, we can meet with you.
In addition to providing Personal Peer Consultations, the Writing Center also offers the following resources:
- Mini-manuals providing basic format and citation information for APA and MLA styles
- Thirteen networked computers for word processing and research applications
- Adaptive equipment for students with disabilities
- A library of reference materials you can use while in the center
- Our Writer's Hotline at (937) 775-2158 until 4 p.m. for quick or one-time questions that can be answered over the phone