Spring 2014 Hours:

M, T, W       9am-9pm

Th, F             9am-5pm

Sunday        6pm-9pm

To schedule an appointment, email Jane Weber: jlweber@plymouth.edu

To meet in person or online with our graduate writing assistant, email                   Ryan Aquilina: rsrogers04@plymouth. edu

Please note: Telephone messages are only checked on weekdays.

 

 

Gordon Fraser, Writing Consultant

Don’t hold back. Say what you mean to say clearly and immediately. You can explain it later in your paper. Good writing isn’t cryptic, pompous, or inflated. It’s clear, honest and genuine.

Also, revise it until you’ve cut it down to its necessary elements. Re-read and revise as many times as it takes. No writing is finished until its author is dead, so don’t be afraid to tear your own work apart.

Finally, don’t stagnate in fear. All writers, from Composition students to Pulitzer Prize winners, are afraid that their writing will be crap. But when you sit down to write, do so. Don’t let fear prevent you from writing the fullest, most honest work you’re capable of.

Testimonials

Michelle LeBlanc

“I really liked that he did not just correct my paper.  He asked me what it was that I thought needed fixing, and we went from there.”
- Michelle LeBlanc

Quotes

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“Writers write to learn, to explore, to discover, to hear themselves saying what they do not expect to say.”
- Donald Murray