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Our Philosophy

Our philosophy at the Writing Center is to help writers help themselves. What that means is that we will not just proofread a paper.  Our job is instead to help students become better writers.

We help students:

•   Get motivation to write

•   Start an assignment

•   Brainstorm

•   Create a thesis statement

•   Organize a paper

•   Revise a draft

•   Clarify an argument

•   Integrate and cite research

•   Understand and avoid plagiarism

•   Document in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style

•   Understand voice in academic writing

•   Master grammar, mechanics, and punctuation