The Writing Center has moved to Council 143! We have also completely re-designed the Center... so stop by and have a look!
Welcome to the Writing Center!
The JU Writing Center was established with one goal in mind: to help
our students become better writers. We strive to create a friendly,
informal environment and encourage students to visit the Center at any
point during the writing process. While students are encouraged to
visit early and often, the majority of tutorial sessions will occur once
a student has composed an initial draft. The focus of these tutorials
will vary depending on the student but for the most part, Writing Center
tutors try to focus on macro issues like organization, tone,
development and substantiation of thesis, structure, and depth of
analysis before spending time on micro, sentence-level concerns. This
stems from our belief that writing is thinking and that clear thought
engenders clarity of prose.
The staff at the Writing Center prefers call-ahead tutorials, several
hours to a day before the proposed tutorial time. We also accept
advanced appointments as well as walk-ins on a first-come, first-served
basis. Be sure not to come empty handed: if you need help researching
or interpreting an assignment, bring a copy of the assignment sheet. If
you need help with your initial draft, bring an assignment sheet and an
outline or first page. If you want to review your a later draft… well,
you get the picture!
In addition to the individual sessions, the Writing Center supports
writing across the University curriculum and hopes to offer the
following resources (based on tutor scheduling and availability):
- Classroom presentations on topics such as thesis validity, revision strategies, peer review, essay organization, etc.
- Computer use for research
- Writing Mentors: Tutors are available to work with classes during
writing workshops and conferences (dependent upon scheduling)
- The Writing Center is here for you and we want you to succeed... never be afraid to ask for help!
To Schedule an Appointment
We are located in the Council Building, Room # 143.
Or for additional information contact our Director:
Prof. Ed McCourt
Council Room 143 X7106