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The Writing Center. Wor-Wic Community College. Writing Center Philosophy. Our goal is to help you become a better writer. We expect that you will be an active participant during the session. Materials You Should Bring.

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The writing center

The Writing Center

Wor-Wic Community College


Writing center philosophy
Writing Center Philosophy

Our goal is to help you become a better writer. We expect that you will be an active participant during the session.


Materials you should bring
Materials You Should Bring

When you arrive for your conference, please bring these materials with you:

  • A copy of your instructor’s writing assignment

  • A pen or pencil


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Materials You Should Bring

Depending on your stage in the writing process, you should also bring any of these you have completed:

  • Your prewriting

  • Your rough draft


Preparation for the writing conference
Preparation for the Writing Conference

Before you arrive for your conference, you will need to determine which areas in your essay need the most attention.


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Preparation for the Writing Conference

The following explanations can help you make your decision:

  • Thesis statements

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01/ (Purdue)

  • Topic sentences

    http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/hypergrammar/partopic.html (University of Ottawa)


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Preparation for the Writing Conference

  • Supporting Details

    http://elearn.mtsac.edu/amla/readingroom/details.htm

  • Introductions and Conclusions

    http://www.gmu.edu/departments/writingcenter/handouts/introcon.html (George Mason University)

  • Style Guides

    http://www.aresearchguide.com/styleguides.html


Preparation for writing conference
Preparation for Writing Conference

  • Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics

    http://troy.troy.edu/writingcenter/grammar.html (Troy University)


Prewriting strategies
Prewriting Strategies

If you are having difficulty generating ideas, try one of these prewriting strategies:

http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess/prewriting.html (Edmonton Public Schools)


The conference
The Conference

When you make your appointment for a conference, you will complete a form that lets the writing instructor know what parts of the essay you want to discuss.


The conference1
The Conference

  • During the session, the writing instructor may ask you questions to help you think more critically about your response. However, you will ultimately be responsible for revising your draft.


The conference2
The Conference

  • After you and the instructor review the strategies to improve your essay, you will record your revision plan on the conference form.


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The Conference

The writing instructor will send the completed conference form to your classroom instructor so that s/he has a record of your visit and of the revisions you will make to your writing assignment.


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