Monday, June 16, 2014

H E R E, T H E R E & E V E R Y W H E R E

         This summer, the EIU Writing Center has expanded its walls.  Of course, we are still based in the Writing Center at 3110 Coleman Hall. Our summer hours are 10:00 - 11:30 am and 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. However, we've become a great deal more fluid. We can also be found at the Panther Fair and Transfer Fairs in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union, and at Summer Institute for Higher Learning study tables in Booth Library. Writing consultants love meeting incoming freshmen and women – as well as their parents – and appreciate the opportunity to welcome transfer students to our campus.  And, of course, we are in our element when we work with novice college students as they prepare for the rigors of the academy.
         We believe in the services offered at the Writing Center. We know that we have been a benefit to the EIU campus community. Yet, like other campus services, we know that the times, as they say, are a'changing, and we aim to change with them. We're becoming more flexible in our responses to student needs. So where students congregate this summer, the Writing Center will be there.
         English department graduate students Solomohn Ennis-Klyczek and Tana Young are the summer writing consultants. Along with our Director, Dr. Fern Kory, we are hot-footing it all over campus to share the secret of decoding writing prompts, the rewards of active reading, and strategies for successful academic writing. We want every incoming student to know about our services when they set foot on campus. We've got handouts and advice. We're prepared to help students with their resumes, scholarship applications, grad school applications and statements of purpose, and academic papers from English 1001 essays to graduate theses. Our motto: “We are here to talk to writers” (Stephen North).
         Again, our summer hours are MTWR 10:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Look for our posters and then come by to check out our services. Mention us to your classes! We love EIU students and we love writing. We also love to help. It's what we do. Students can walk in or call ahead to schedule an appointment. Our phone number: 581- 5929.