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The Writing Center
Burns Hall 1003
The Writing Center is staffed by English Composition faculty
who work to assist students with their writing.
It is equipped with networked computers and printer.
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Spring 2014 Workshops
Basic Writing Skills
Introductions & Conclusions
Monday, April 7
Burns Hall 1004
Thursday, April 10
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Burns Hall 1020
Friday, April 11
9:30 - 10:30 am
in Burns Hall 1020
Academic Writing Skills
Wednesday, April 9
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
in Burns Hall 1007
Students may drop in to the NWACC Writing Center for a review of their work. See the Center's hours on the menu
at upper left.
If a student cannot visit the Center during open hours, s/he may complete and submit a review request form at this web link. On the form, please identify specific concerns for the consultant to address, and include a copy of the assignment if possible. The document should be sent as an attachment in .rtf or .doc or .docx format. The submitted form will go directly to the Writing Center online consultant. Students will receive a response within forty-eight hours or two business days.
The Writing Center offers workshops on various topics throughout the semester. One series is on basic writing skills, while an additional series focuses on academic writing skills. These are open to all students, staff, and faculty. Students who attend eight or more sessions of the basic skills and/or academic writing workshops will receive a recognition stamp of attendance on their transcripts.
WRITING CENTER MISSION STATEMENT
The Writing Center at NWACC is an integral part of the composition program. Writing Center faculty offer their expertise to respond to writers individually during the writing process. We strive to develop in the writer the ability to recognize good writing, utilize research techniques, and avoid plagiarism in his/her writing.
Our instructors will read and respond to writing, offer suggestions for improving one's draft, and encourage all to become better writers.
Our instructors will not proofread or “fix” writing, write papers for students, or tell a student what grade a paper should receive.
For more information, questions, or to comment on this website, please contact Lorraine Bach, Writing Center Director.