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Mission

As an academic support service that promotes the educational mission of WOU, the Writing Center advances the writerly self-efficacy of every writer who uses the Writing Center.

 

Objectives and Goals

 

Students who use the Writing Center will read, write, and revise like writers.

  • After one session at the Writing Center, students will accomplish the following:
    • describe the function of a session and of the Writing Center, and
    • articulate a next step for the revision of a particular document.
  • After three or more sessions at the Writing Center, students will be able do the following:
    • identify personal strengths and challenges in regards to their written communication skills, and
    • see an increase in their writerly self-efficacy.

Faculty who utilize the Writing Center will read, teach, design, and evaluate like writing teachers.

  • After an assignment design session or an in-class spotlight workshop, faculty will be able to do the following:
    • reconstruct assignment directions in regards to audience, genre conventions, and evaluation criteria (as observed through revision of assignment directions), and
    • embed the Writing Center as a regular part of their classroom culture (as observed through repeated class presentation, student usage, and syllabus statement).

Tutors who work in the Writing Center will read and respond like writers.                 

  • During a session, tutors will be able to accomplish the following:
    • reconstruct assignment directions in regards to audience, genre conventions, evaluation criteria;
    • modeling a process for finding answers to unfamiliar questions; and
    • articulate a writer’s strengths and challenges.
 

CONTACT US

Writing Center

503-838-8286 | or e-mail: writingcenter@wou.edu | Location: APSC 301