Writing Center

Writing Center


Writing is one of the primary means for learning and communicating during and beyond college. As you formulate, write, and revise your projects for any course or other purpose, the Lindsey Wilson College Writing Center offers you free, one-to-one, feedback from trained, peer writing consultants. We understand that no two writers are alike. And our dedicated staff works to bring out the best possible writer in each person regardless of age, cultural background, writing experience, or academic discipline. Individual and group sessions last 30 to 50 minutes and can be held during the daytime in Slider room 200, during the evening in the library, or over the phone.

To make an appointment, call the Writing Center at 270-384-8209 or click on the "Schedule an Appointment" button below.
Walk-ins are accepted when consultants are available.

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In the writing center you can:

  • See what your writing does in a reader's mind
  • Work on any aspect of your project at any point in the process
  • Write in a relaxed academic environment
  • Rest on the couch or grab a cup of coffee
  • Get ideas for revising a draft so it's focused and clear to a reader
  • Talk to a consultant about a project even before you begin writing
  • Learn more about writing with outside sources
  • Ask about sentence length and variation
  • Get feedback on your tone, diction, and voice
  • Learn proofreading strategies
  • Ask about commas, semicolons, parallelism, verb tense, etc.

Hours of Operation

(All Times Central)

W.W. Slider Humanities Building - Room 200

Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Library

Monday - Thursday
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Resources for Faculty

Professor's, thank you for encouraging your students to write deliberately and to use the Writing Center as a resource in formulating, writing, and revising their projects. The LWC Writing Center offers feedback in person or over the phone to any writer at any point in the writing process. And we send you the notes from your students' sessions to keep you informed. In addition, the Writing Center has developed and gathered the following resources for your convenience as you seek to strengthen your students as thinkers and communicators.


In-house Resources

Writing Center General Information Class Handout

Encouraging Your Students to Use the Writing Center

Discouraging Plagiarism

Creating Assignment Handouts

Facilitating Effective Peer Review

Encouraging Critical Thinking in Student Writing


Web Resources

WAC Clearinghouse Faculty Tip Sheets

NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing

The Citation Project

Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices

Becoming an LWC Writing Consultant

LWC writing consultants play a vital role in academics across the disciplines. They enjoy reading and writing, are active listeners and learners, and demonstrate successful, honest learning habits. Successful applicants will be LWC students with at least a 3.0 GPA; will have taken both Writing Studies I and II (or approved equivalents); and will, after being hired, take a one-credit writing center theory and practice course and participate in regular staff meetings. Since training is ongoing, consultants must be hungry for learning and never full of it. Knowledge of the standards of written English is an advantage. Applications are distributed by e-mail during the second half of each semester. For more information, contact Jared Odd at 384-8208 or oddj@lindsey.edu, or stop by the Writing Center, Slider 200.

Writing Consultant Responsibilities

  • Provide feedback, one-to-one and in groups, to writers in all subjects, at all points in their writing processes
  • Assist writers of various experience levels and backgrounds, focusing not just on the writing but also on the process the writer is using to produce it
  • Collaborate in staff training and workshops to develop writing and feedback strategies
  • Study general and discipline-specific grammar and style considerations
  • Participate in class visits, advertising, events, and production of training materials and study aids
  • Promote our mission informally among other students and faculty

Benefits of this work

  • Work in an academic environment with a relaxing atmosphere
  • Read various stories and kinds of writing
  • Develop knowledge of various genres and audiences
  • Learn new ways to think about your own writing and writing process
  • Collaborate with people from various cultures and perspectives
  • Gain valuable professional and academic preparation not found anywhere else
  • Associate with students and faculty across campus
  • Benefit from the resources and camaraderie of a community of writers
  • Walk to work, just across the way from your classes and your residence
  • Arrange shifts around your class schedule
  • Feel wonderful about how you earn money for school

The LWC Writing Center recognizes the National Council of Teachers of English Statement of Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing.


Jared Odd

Writing Center Coordinator, Instructor of English

Jared Odd

W.W. Slider Humanities Center - 200A
Phone: (270) 384-8208
E-mail: oddj@lindsey.edu