Fall 2016

M, T, W 9am to 9pm
Th, F 9am to 5pm
Sunday evening 6pm to 9pm

For more information on our services or to schedule an appointment, please contact Jane Weber: jlweber@plymouth.edu or 535-2831.

Please note: Replies to requests received over the weekend will be answered on the following Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Billman-Golemme, Writing Consultant

One key to writing is having something worthwhile to say. If you believe your ideas are important, you’ll be more motivated to share them. And in sharing them, you’ll be more willing to work to say them in the best way possible. Granted, sometimes we are asked to write about topics that don’t capture or thrill us. Simply pretend you are interested in the topic, and you’ll do fine!

Kristen Noblet, Writing Consultant

If you have any idea of what you’re going to write prior to actually writing or typing, write it down! Whether quickly jotted notes, an organized outline, or a freewrite to help clear your head, any ideas you’ve written down can be referred back to during a writing block for inspiration.

Prewriting, in any form, is a great way of organizing your thoughts and ideas. It can help you produce direction in your writing and keep your writing organized and focused. And if your computer crashes, as least you’ll still have your ideas written down!

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

Trevor Lohr

“I’ve always been able to spot things I didn’t like in my writing, but couldn’t fix them very well. The consultant really helped me learn how to fix problems.”
– Trevor Lohr

Quotes

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“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
– Joseph Addison