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.

 

 

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

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“I realized that the Writing Center is more convenient and easy to access than I had initially thought. Its location in the library makes it an easy choice for me.”
- Ryan Connors

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