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Library Services for Students

Writing Center Information

We’re write there with you! 

Drop in to work on any piece of writing for your courses and beyond. Every writer needs feedback to communicate better, and we are here to talk things through, whether you’re nearly finished or you haven’t written the first word yet. 

 

What to expect

The Writing Center strives to be a supportive, inclusive space, and if you bring your work to us, our goal is to help you move toward your goals. It can be stressful to share your ideas, but our consultants will spend time getting to know you and give you another person’s non-judgmental perspective. You can come in at any stage of the writing process, and you are free to come in multiple times for the same project to develop a dialogue about your writing. The Writing Center is open to all members of the Wofford community.

 

The Writing Center is located on the main floor of Sandor Teszler Library 

Contact us at WritingCenter@wofford.edu

Hours

 

We are a walk-in center, so you can come by our space in the library any time during our hours, which you can find below, and someone will be there to chat! It may be helpful to bring a hard copy of your writing.

We can’t do everything at once, so each writer should expect to have a maximum of one 45-minute session per day. 

 

Monday 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Saturday Closed  
Sunday Closed

Note: Consultants are not available during the first week of class nor finals week.

 

*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE OPTION: After you have worked with a consultant in person on a piece of writing, you have the option to set up a synchronous online follow-up appointment with that tutor, which you will arrange with them directly. 

Writing Center Mission Statement and Core Values

MISSION STATEMENT

The Wofford College Writing Center provides individual peer writing consultations to the Wofford community, working with any writer on any kind of writing at any stage of the process. Our staff collaborates with writers, prioritizing writing as a learning process above the success of any single piece of writing. Consultants and writers work together to develop their ideas, better understand the needs of their audiences, and build on their communicative strategies. In order to facilitate this collaborative process, the Writing Center seeks to create a safe, inclusive space inside the center where writers are supported through the vulnerable process of sharing their work. Outside our physical space, the Writing Center works to foster a sense of community and shared culture among writers on campus.

CORE VALUES

  1. WRITER OWNERSHIP. In the Writing Center, writers retain ownership of their work and make all decisions about both the direction of the session and the outcome in their writing. As a result, we believe in a listening-first, student-led model of support.
  2. EQUITY-INFORMED CONSULTING. We are committed to inclusive support and respect for all writers, and we actively encourage writers to make choices they believe in and to draw on their diverse experiential, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds in their writing.
  3. INSTILLING CONFIDENCE. We believe that one of the most important things writers need to improve their work is confidence in their ideas. One of our values is providing feedback in a manner that encourages writers and emphasizes their successes alongside areas for improvement.
  4. NON-EVALUATIVE FEEDBACK. Consultants are not faculty members, and it is not the Writing Center’s role to assess the quality of writers’ work. We do not venture to guess how a writer is likely to be evaluated by professors. Rather, we inherently value the educational benefit of sharing one’s ideas and receiving non-judgmental feedback from an engaged reader.
  5. SERVING WRITERS, NOT WRITING. Our responsibility is, above all, to the writers who come to us, not to their papers. We are here to support the writer’s process and help them improve, with a long view of what improving as a writer means.

Director of the Writing Center

Dr. Allison Douglass
Assistant Professor of English
douglassac@wofford.edu