Writing Center Moves to Lamson

May 14th, 2004 by Adam

The University Writing Center, currently housed in the basement of Mary Lyon Hall, will be moving to the lower level of Lamson Library, into the classroom and two offices that temporarily housed the meteorology program during the Boyd Science Center renovation.

The Center is staffed by 12 students from a variety of majors, a volunteer professor, an assistant to the director and the director, Roy Andrews. They can help writers at any stage of the writing process by offering feedback and strategies for improvement in a one-to-one setting. The Center also maintains a small library of reference books and files of sample papers from various disciplines.

The move coincides with a broadening of focus for the Center, which will become the Writing and Reading Center. Historically, its focus has been on providing students help with their writing for courses across the curriculum. The Center will now add a new Reading Across the Curriculum component, which will provide course-related reading support to students and encourage a reading culture across campus. The English Department writing center, which focused on Composition students and English as a Second Language, has closed, and those functions will be incorporated into the Writing and Reading Center.

“Presently, the Center serves a fourth of the student population every year,” explains Andrews. The number of students visiting the Center has grown by about five percent every year since its inception in 1994. The new facility will allow the Center to provide ADA-compliant accessibility, a feature lacking in the older building.

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