Summer 2017

July:
T, W 9am to 5pm
Th 9am to 1pm

August:
M to F 9am to 5pm

We are unstaffed in June, but appointments can be arranged. For more information on our services or to schedule an appointment, please contact Jane Weber: jlweber@plymouth.edu or 535-2831.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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