1511 Poly Dr Billings MT United States 59102
A student is the primary agent in a writing center session. The student, not the tutor, must own the paper and take full responsibility for it. The tutor facilitates the student, helping her/him focus on the writing and arrive at writing decisions that are sensitive to professors’ assignments. A student who comes to the Writing Center and expects to passively receive knowledge from a tutor will not become any closer to her/his writing and will not improve as a writer. We are in the business of helping students improve as writers, and that business requires students’ investment.
See us in the library or schedule an appointment with Director Nick Plunkey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who visited the Writing Center last year provided us with the following comments:
I will use [the center] for every paper that I need to do, regardless of extra credit.
Both of my visits have been very helpful. They helped me lay out my paper in a way that was organized and [made] sense.
It really helped me develop ideas about how to work through parts of my paper.
It always feels awkward to ask for help, but [the tutor] made it a lot more comfortable. She was very patient and asked good questions.
It was more helpful then [sic] expected. I was nervous it would be awkward but it wasn’t at all!
I’m just thankful that there is a program of peers that can help, and guide me to improve my ability.
It helped with my confidence in the paper.
[The tutor] was extremely helpful and let me solve my own problems … and helped me break my paper down sentence by sentence.
[The center] helped me be more prepared for future assignments.
The tutor was very helpful and kind. I felt comfortable talking with her.
I left feeling much better about my piece.
I really appreciated the quiet room.