Fall Semester 2014:

M, T, W  9am-9pm

Th, F      9am-5pm

Sunday  6pm-9pm

Unstaffed on 11/26/14 due to Thanksgiving break.

Email Jane Weber for more information or to schedule an appointment: jlweber@plymouth.edu.         To reach us by phone, call 535-2831.

Please note: Email is checked on weekdays only.

 

 

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

Sarah Dubey

“I didn’t want to believe it, but I was getting into my piece of work and enjoyed telling him about my piece of writing.”
- Sarah Dubey

Quotes

quote 7

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