Winterim 2015

Friday 1/2/15 through Friday 1/23/15

9am to 5pm daily

(No evening hours; unstaffed MLK, 1/19)

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.

 

 

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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“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
- Thomas Edison, Inventor