One of the misconceptions about the writing center at Liberty University is that we are only here for remedial students and struggling writers. While it is true that the writing center excels at helping those who struggle with writing skills, we are also able to help a large variety of students.
Many of the students who come in for help with their assignments are upperclassmen and honor students. Usually they are working on lengthy research projects or creative writing assignments that take long periods of time to write and improve. In order to have their paper checked at multiple points during the writing process, these students will often make multiple visits to the writing center. These students are excellent writers, but they understand that even the best writers can use a fresh pair of eyes on their paper.
In contrast to the more experienced writers, many students who come to the UWC may be completely new to academic writing. Because of this, these students will often come into the writing center on a regular basis at the beginning of their college careers in order to learn new writing skills and improve the talents that they already possess. Watching the growth of these students is one of the most rewarding experiences of being a writing coach.
Some of the most common sessions in the writing center are with students who have come to Liberty University from a non-English speaking country. These students often provide exciting and unique challenges for us writing coaches. While a majority of these students have a firm grasp on English, there are some who are actively learning English for the first time while attending their first semester of college. We get to work with them as they are developing their basic English writing skills, which provides coaches with the ability to make a huge difference in the life of a student.