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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5 Ways the Writing Center Can Help You

The Writing Center is just an awesome place to be in general, but you're probably wondering why you should come in to see us. After all, how will we actually be able to help you?

Well, my friend, here are five reasons you should absolutely come to the Writing Center.

1. Brainstorming

That's right. When we say we aren't an editing service, it's because we do so much more than proof your paper for you. You can come in with an assignment, and we can help you gather your thoughts and plan for research. Worried about your structure? Solid Arguments? Thesis? Outlining? No idea where to even begin with your paper? We can help.

2. Organization

Maybe your paper is already written, but you feel like your argument isn't coming through, or you think your paragraphs wander off topic. We can help you organize your written work to be more concise, structured, and effective. Having a strong organization will result in better, clearer content. We won't fix it for you—we'll help you learn the skills you need to organize a strong paper next time.

3. Content

Maybe your biggest worry isn't how your content is organized, but that your arguments and paragraphs don't accomplish what you want them to. There is nothing more essential than strong content, so don't hesitate to come into the writing center for help with this. We can help you identify weak areas, and even guide you on how to fix them. You are capable of writing a strong paper, and we'd love to help you accomplish just that.

4. Grammar

English is hard. So, whether you are a native speaker or an ESL student, don't feel bad for having grammar troubles. Instead, come into the writing center where we can help you identify and correct your grammar mistakes. We won't just read through your paper and "fix" it. We're here to find out what you struggle with, to help you understand the concept, and to teach you how to find and fix it yourself.

5. Formatting

One of the hardest parts of college writing is learning all of the different formatting styles. If you are struggling to understand MLA, APA, or Turabian style, come see us. We've been there and we feel your pain—but we've also studied these formats a lot. We can help you understand how to use footnotes, multi-level headings, in-text citations, and more.

Are you convinced to come see us yet? No matter what you need help with, we'd love to meet with you and help you become a better writer!  

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