Monday, August 8, 2011

For Faculty: Writing Center Information and Orientations

The EIU Writing Center (3110 Coleman Hall) will open on Wednesday, August 24. The Center’s hours are M-Th, 9 am – 3 pm & 6 – 9 pm; F, 9 am – 1 pm.

If you would like one of our staff members to provide a Writing Center Orientation (5-10 minutes) for your students this semester, please contact me at or call the Writing Center at 581-5929 to schedule an orientation.

In addition, if you would like to provide information about the EIU Writing Center in your course policies/syllabi, feel free to copy and paste the following two paragraphs, which can be found on the “For Faculty” page of the Writing Center’s Web page, into your course documents:

     I encourage you to use EIU's Writing Center located at 3110 Coleman Hall. This free service provides one-to-one conferences with writing consultants who can help you with brainstorming, organizing, developing support, documenting, and revising your papers. The Writing Center is open to work with any student from any major at any stage of his or her writing process, and its system of one-to-one conferences demonstrates value and respect for individual writers, all of whom can benefit from feedback about their works in progress.

     To schedule an appointment, you can drop by the Writing Center (3110 Coleman Hall), or you can call 581-5929. The Center is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Friday hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

One resource that can assist students in your classes is the helpful “Resources for Writers” page located on the Writing Center’s Web page. This link offers numerous portals to writing-related resources and downloadable handouts.

If you’re interested in how to integrate writing more effectively into your courses, the “Resources for Faculty” page on the Writing Across the Curriculum webpage is a strong resource for faculty since it provides links to handouts and Web pages about “Response to and Evaluation of Student Writing,” “Integrating Writing & Designing Writing Assignments,” and “Strategies for Critical Thinking and Discussion.”

Have a great fall semester, and we look forward to your students visiting the Writing Center.

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