On November 11, as part of 90 minutes with the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement (MSCLE), an event was hosted by the Writing Center.
The Writing Center has three locations: Eicher Hall, the Stapleton Library and via online services. On MyIUP, there is a Writing Center link where students can make an appointment.
“When it comes to scheduling a date, you can plan at least an hour or two in advance,” said Jacie Martin (senior, English), an undergraduate tutor for the Writing Center. “We always make appointments, but we advise students to create an account for appointments. “
Every Wednesday, the Writing Center organizes a writing workshop.
“These workshops cover everything from MLA to APA, to writing,” Martin said.
The Writing Center is free for all IUP students.
“Access to the center comes from your tuition fees; there is no reason not to use it, ”said Martin.
The center has tutors who can help with all stages of the writing process.
“We also have documents with information on writing strategies,” Martin said.
Any type of paper can be brought to the Editorial Center.
“Research articles are common, but we’ve seen all kinds of articles,” Martin said.
The Writing Center also has a printer and scanner, which can be hard to find on campus. It is important to bring any notes, syllabuses, or whatever is needed to write a student’s essay, so that the tutor knows what the standards are.
“Guardians don’t know everything,” Martin said. “Help them the best you can so they can help you the best they can. “
Writing at the college level is different from writing at the high school level.
“It’s important to write concisely and clearly,” Martin said.
Mind mapping can help during the pre-writing process.
“When you complete a writing assignment, it’s easy to have multiple ideas,” Martin said.
The tutors will help the students to avoid repetitions.
“Instead, find synonyms or phrases that will sound better overall in the document you want to write,” Martin said.
Whatever help you need, the Editorial Center will do their best to help. You can schedule as many appointments as you want.
“You might need more than one session, but we’ll do our best to make sure your article is written as well as you can,” Martin said.
Each session is specially adapted to the needs of the student.
“No two sessions are the same at the Writing Center,” she said.
If you need tutoring, even math help, you can contact the center.
“People have come to ask for help with things that don’t normally fall under the term ‘writing’, but we’ll do our best anyway,” she said.
For more information on the Writing Center and its opening hours, visit https://www.iup.edu/writingcenter/ or stop by its location in room 218 at Eicher Hall.