UWC Policy Statement
The UWC is open and available to students, faculty, and staff to work
with trained undergraduate and graduate writing consultants on writing at any
stage of the writing process. Writers tend to benefit from having some idea of what they would
like to discuss and work on in their writing consultation. For example, writers
can consider various aspects of their writing assignment or where they are in
their writing process for discussion during the session.
Writing consultants are also prepared
to visit classes and set up peer response groups, so students can provide
feedback on each other’s writing, and consultants can provide guidance for
subsequent peer review sessions.
While the UWC is here to work
with writers, writing consultants do not evaluate an entire piece of writing, grade
or anticipate a grade on a paper, edit a piece of writing dropped off by
students, or do writing for a student. Rather,
consultants work with writers on specific skills in writing, revising, and
editing. The goal of writing
consultation is to work with the individual writer, providing strategies to build
on strengths and overcome challenges.
Because the UWC has as its goal of
strengthening a writer’s skills, we generally do not work with students on
their writing on the day that an assignment is due. We feel that this does not
allow for ample time for a writer to consider suggestions and implement them in
a revision, so please visit the UWC with enough time to revise.
Any questions or concerns about the University Writing Center can be directed to the Director, Dr. Nicole Caswell, by email at email@example.com or by calling 737-1090.