Information for Faculty
We now have a new home: Arts & Sciences Building, Room 202
Providing assistance to LCC students with writing projects in courses across the curriculum.
Arts and Sciences Building, Room 202
Peer Writing Assistants
Peer Writing Assistants (PWAs) work with students at all levels of proficiency and at any stage in the writing process. They have been selected from a large pool of qualified applicants and specially prepared through a thirty-hour intensive training program. Writing assistance is available to all LCC students working on writing projects-not just students in writing classes. We will offer one-on-one and small group peer writing assistance for students.
Walk-ins are welcome and are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments are STRONGLY recommended and can be made by calling us or stopping in during open hours. On-line writing assistance is also available.
To download a .pdf version of our Writing Center flyer suitable for distribution in your classes and posting in Desire2Learn, click here.
Faculty are welcome to bring their classes into the Center for a tour. Please call or stop in to set up a time. We ask that you first show your classes our 3-minute YouTube video and then give us as much advance notice for your visit as possible.
Peer Response Video
A video workshop developed by Writing Center staff and designed to teach students to work effectively in peer response writing groups is available for classroom playback via Media Retrieval. Ask for Tape #3751, "An Introduction to Peer Response Writing Groups."
Print Resources for Students
The Writing Center houses a substantial collection of print resources including dictionaries, thesauri, writing handbooks, MLA and APA manuals, reading anthologies, and textbooks. Students do not need an appointment to use these materials. They may simply stop in during open hours. Our Lead Writing Assistants, who maintain the front office counter, are happy to assist them in locating the resources they need to use.
"I liked the Writing Center because I learned a lot
from those who work there.Visiting The Writing Center was almost like an
additional class for me."
Abraham Alier, Elementary Education Major
Work Area for Student Writers
Students do not need an appointment if they care to use The Writing Center as an area to work on writing projects. They may stop in to use a table as space allows. Computers in the Writing Center are reserved for Writing Center use, but students are welcome to bring in their own laptops.
Student-Faculty Conference Tables
Faculty may reserve tables, as limited space allows, for holding office hours and conferences with students to discuss writing. Since we want the Center to be a place where students and faculty interact with their peers as well as one another, we encourage such meetings. Please call us or stop in to reserve a table for your use during open hours. We ask that faculty use the Assessment Center for quizzes and tests.
Arts and Sciences Division
Arts and Sciences Bldg, Room 255
Phone: (517) 483-1018
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