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7 ways to use your Writing Centre:

1. Recommend an appointment for a student with a particular writing issue or missing skill. Recommend repeating weekly appointments all term for a student with many writing issues. Students book these themselves: writing@msvu.ca.

2. Know that this Centre a referral service for students with particular needs (ESL/EAL, learning strategies, counselling, accessibility). Direct students with writing issues here, and tutors will connect them with the appropriate service, including Library research help.

3. Arrange class visits on writing issues (where tutor schedule permits)  Because Writing Centre hours are limited, it is important to arrange in advance any requests for in-class workshops: for visits contact the Coordinator: clare.goulet@msvu.ca 

4. Meet with the Coordinator to discuss strategies for planning successful writing projects in your courses (group work, staged papers, in-class writing, feedback on writing, peer editing, handbooks to self-correct). The current Coordinator/faculty has 25 years experience editing academic and literary texts as well as teaching students in arts, sciences, and professional programs: ready to collaborate!

5. Place linked writing help on your Moodle sites or in your assignments:
     help for student lit reviews, thesis statements, structure, academic style

     help for research papers

     citation guides (APA, MLA, Chicago, and more)

     writing guides for your specific subject or program
     online Writing Centre bookings button:
Bookings

6. Check out Five strategies to improve writing in your courses

7. Know all your campus writing resources. Suggest a gap or service: if there are specific workshop topics, handouts, or other resources you would like to see developed, contact the Coordinator - clare.goulet@msvu.ca