Don’t panic! Come to the Writing Center for help understanding your assignment, ordering your thoughts, documenting your sources…or just for some reassurance that you’re on the right track! See our hours of operation in the sidebar.
We’re open! Come on by!
The SVC Writing Center is located in Hodson 101; writing assistance is available on a drop-in or sign-up basis. At the Center, peer writing consultants will work with you one-on-one and provide assistance with focus, structure, organization, style, grammar, or documentation, at any step in the writing process: understanding an assignment, planning/pre-writing, drafting, revision, or editing. When you come to the Center, bring a copy of your assignment and a copy of your draft and/or any pre-writing work you have completed. (By the way, please note that the Writing Center is not a copyediting service; consultants help you to work on your own writing.)
For current hours and more information, click here or call 416-7855.
P.S. We will be open fewer hours on a few days this first week while we recharge our staffing: Monday 10:00-3:00; Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-12:30; Wednesday 10:00-4:00; and Friday 10:00-1:00.
The Writing Center is currently accepting applications for writing consultants (peer tutors) FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE AND TRAINING. Applicants must be available through next academic year (2014-15).
Writing Center consultants will work with fellow Skagit students, individually or in small groups, to provide guidance and assistance in writing for courses in any discipline, at all stages of the writing process. The purpose of our Writing Center work is to help students build their skills, their confidence, and their comfort level as writers and as students. To best support these goals, consultants also integrate strategies for effective study and time management into their sessions and refer students to other college resources when appropriate.
Click here for full position description and application!
Workshop: Writing an Effective Transfer Application Essay
Wednesday Feb. 19 2:00-3:00
Are you applying to transfer to Western Washington University or some other four-year college or university? Once again tomorrow we will host Jeanne Gaffney from WWU Admissions to talk about writing an effective transfer application essay. See details below–and see you there!
Reminder: Tomorrow’s workshop is in Hodson 112.
See flyer in the post below.
Our hours this quarter are as follows:
Stay tuned for a schedule of workshop offerings, coming soon!
Can you believe it’s already midterm? (Okay, maybe technically that’s next week. But we like to be prepared!)
Lots of instructors assign writing for mid-term projects–or maybe you’re in a writing class, and have writing assigned all quarter long. Whatever you’re writing, the Writing Center consultants can give you a hand: we can help you figure out an assignment, generate ideas, review a draft and make a revision plan, work with your research documentation (MLA or APA!), or practice finding and catching editing errors. Whatever you need, we’re here for you.
Stop by the Center in Hodson 101 (be sure to check out the candy supply) or call for an appointment.
Consultants are standing by!
Welcome to the Writing Center blog/website!
We’ll be opening to serve students next week, October 7. This week, please join us at an OPEN HOUSE Thursday, October 3, from 10:30-2:30.
Meet some of our student Writing Consultants, see our space, and learn about our services–and have some snacks! : ) The Writing Center is here to offer one-to-one assistance to SVC writers with writing for any class. We will also soon release the schedule of writing workshops for the year. The Writing Center will be open most of 10:00 to 4:00 Monday through Thursday and 10:00 to 1:00 Friday. (Stay tuned for small adjustments as we get under way.)
Check out the information on this site, and come by to see us tomorrow (Thursday) at our Open House! We can’t wait to work with you!
The Writing Center is now closed. Thanks so much for helping make our first year a great one. Our team has enjoyed and appreciated working with everyone who has come to Center for a workshop, for assistance with or feedback on a paper, assignment, or writing question, or just for a chat.
The Writing Center will not be open during summer quarter. We will return in the Fall, ready to find out how writing is going for you. See you then!