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What We Do
At the Writing Center, we offer free personal consulting in all areas of writing and composing at any stage of the writing process. Whether you want a reader for a final draft, to brainstorm ideas, or to discuss an entire assignment, the Writing Center can help. Our We take the time to talk about your writing so that you can become a better writer, reviewer, and editor of your own work. We are qualified readers of print-based, digital, and new media compositions. Some of the print-based documents we review include academic essays, research papers, lab reports, literature reviews, job applications, proposals, personal statements, resumes, and CVs. We also consult over digital, visual, and multimodal compositions, including audio and video essays, brochures, flyers, websites, digital stories, research posters, and other new media projects. We also help with issues particular to ESL writers.
WHO WE ARE
The Baylor University Writing Center is a relaxed and welcoming place where any Baylor student seeking individualized help with writing can come. We work with students at all academic years, at all skill levels, on a variety of topics, and in a range of genres to become confident, critical readers of their own writing. We also work with faculty seeking feedback on their writing.
The WC operates on the assumptions that all of us are learners and teachers, that writing and learning are social processes, and that writing benefits from feedback and response. As such, the WC is a place for dialogue and conversation. Because everyone writes differently, we tailor our support to meet each student’s needs.
The WC assists students with a range of writing needs—from global issues of argument, evidence, organization, style, revision, and editing to surface-level issues of grammar and punctuation. Consultants do not evaluate, correct, proofread, or edit student writing; instead, our main goal is to help students become confident and critical readers and reviewers of their own writing.
The WC is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable Baylor graduate students who act as an audience for student writing. They work by asking questions to help students discover what they want to say and determine if they have effectively communicated what they intended to say to their target audience and for their intended purpose. Generally speaking, the earlier in the writing process that a student visits us (i.e., as soon as an assignment is given), the more useful and productive his or her consulting session(s) will be.
The Baylor University Writing Center
Phone: (254) 710-4849
Director: Dr. Kara Alexander, Associate Professor of English
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One Bear Place #97406
Waco, Texas 76798-7406