Finals Week, Spring 2015

 

Monday through Friday

9am – 5pm

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

PLEASE NOTE: Voicemail is checked on weekdays only. To contact the Writing Center during weekends, please phone during staffed hours on Sunday evening–between 6pm and 9pm. Thanks!

 

 

 

Having Trouble Reading Your Text?

Here are some strategies that can help!

  1. Write notes in the margins.
  2. Ask yourself these questions:
    • Who is the author writing to?
    • What is the author’s purpose?
  3. Write a summary after every two or three paragraphs.
  4. Keep a dictionary by your side while you read and use it to look up words you aren’t sure of.
  5. Realize that all texts are trying to change your view of something.
  6. Answer the following:
    • Before I read this, the author assumed I believed …
    • After I finished reading, the author wanted me to believe …
    • The author was/was not successful in changing my view. How so? Why or why not?

Testimonials

Meredith Schulman

“My visit to the Writing Center was helpful because I was able to read my paper, find things I wanted to change, and have another helpful opinion added in.”
– Meredith Schulman

Quotes

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“When you are writing you must assume that the next thing you put down belongs not for reasons of logic, good sense, or narrative developments, but because you put it there.”
– Richard Hugo