Finals Week 12/12/16 – 12/16/16

Monday through Friday
9am to 5pm

Please note: We will not be staffed on Sunday evening, 12/11/16.

For more information on our services or to schedule an appointment, please contact Jane Weber: jlweber@plymouth.edu or 535-2831.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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