Welcome to the Writing Center, an academic resource that helps both students and faculty engage fully in a "culture of writing" across the curriculum. The center provides a friendly, comfortable space where student writers of all levels and faculty of any discipline can discover techniques for writing and teaching writing more clearly and efficiently. We encourage peer review and revision as a natural part of the writing process. Peer consultants help with every stage of the writing process, including brainstorming, organizing, drafting, and revising.
Where: The "Sandbox" in the lower level of Lilly Library
When: Peer writing consultants are available Sunday afternoons, 2 - 5 p.m. and Sunday through Thursday nights, 8 – 11 p.m.
How: The center provides enough consultants each shift to simultaneously support walk ins and appointments. To make an appointment, you may use the online scheduler: http://earlham.mywconline.com
What We Do
The Writing Center aims to help students become better writers through a range of habits that experienced writers rely on: reading, freewriting, revision, feedback, and discussion about writing practices. The center provides a friendly, comfortable space where student writers of all levels and faculty of any discipline can discover techniques for writing and teaching writing more clearly and efficiently. We encourage students to make conscious choices about writing and approach writing as a reflective process.
Whether you need to write a response paper for Interpretive Practices or a senior capstone thesis, the Writing Center can help get you through the tough spots. Stuck at any stage of the writing process? Peer writing consultants are trained to help you rediscover your own path, from brainstorming and organizing the structure of your paper through early drafts to final edits. As experienced readers and writers of academic essays, consultants offer a fresh perspective you can trust. They work with you to improve your writing, not just your paper.
The Writing Center offers occasional workshops or discussion forums on topics related to best practices in teaching writing. The Writing Center also provides classroom presentations on a range of writing-related topics on request. Whatever your discipline, the Writing Center collects and disseminates info that encourages experimenting with diverse writing assignments. The center also seeks to foster dialogue among the disciplines about what we mean by good writing, models, feedback, and evaluation.