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First Year Writing Studio

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Welcome to The Bates Center!

The Bates Center, located in Bate 2005, supports students enrolled in English 1100 and 1200 through individual tutoring sessions with graduate students in English.  Committed to helping students become both self-sufficient and responsible writers, graduate student consultants in The Bates Center conduct forty-five minute appointments with writers in first year classes, sessions that are structured specifically to keep the decision-making on the shoulders of the student writers.

In these one-to-one consulting sessions, Bates Center consultants respond as informed and invested readers, helping students to pay attention to their writing processes and products, set goals to manage their writing processes, and learn strategies for production and revision rather than proofreading or prescribing quick "fix-its" for their work.  

FYWS consultants can help students at any stage of the writing process, regularly working with student-writers to help them generate ideas or pre-write, work conceptually on early drafts, globally revise later drafts, think critically about the integration of revisions suggested by peers and instructors, and pay attention to surface and sentence-level editing. One of our goals is to help student writers to develop a new understanding of a collaborative writing process—helping them to develop a language for talking about their writing with others and develop flexible writing strategies that will help them beyond the end of a single session.

Fall 2013 Hours

To make an appointment call us at 252.328.6399 or schedule an appointment online!

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm








Appointments begin at the top of the hour and last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Our last appointment begins one hour before closing. 


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