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The Writing Center and You

  The information on this site is intended to help you assist your students with written assignments in your classes. We encourage you to explore these writing materials and links. If additional writing assistance is needed, please contact Patty Hiebert, Writing Center Clerk, at phiebert@swc.cc.ca.us or call the Writing Center, ext. 5830.
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The Writing Center Philosophy

The Writing Center offers students at all levels and in all disciplines an opportunity to work individually with experienced writing tutors about a written class assignment.

Writing Center tutors do not do students' work for them, nor do they edit, correct or proofread papers. Instead, tutors help students develop and organize ideas. They also provide a critical audience for students, pointing out possible problems in a draft and offering advise for revision. Their aim is to teach students how to become more effective, independent writers.

Faculty Resources

SWC Writing Center Information

SWC Writing Center Hours, Location of Services, and Classroom Visitations



General Resources


The "Guides for Teachers" page at The Writing Center at Colorado State University Site. http://writing.colostate.edu/teaching_guides.cfm

"Instructor Resources" page from Hacker Handbook Resources, sponsored by Bedford/St. Martins. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/instructor.html

Lore: An E-Journal for Teachers of Writing, also sponsored by Bedford/St. Martins. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/lore/



Exercise Central, sponsored by Bedford/St. Martins, is "the largest collection of editing exercises available online that provide practice for mastering the skills of editing grammar, style, punctuation, and mechanics." http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/exercisecentral/index.htm




 Free internet search engines that have been helpful in determining whether a piece of writing has made use of other sources include www.alltheweb.com and www.google.com.

Research and Citation

 See Student Resources: Research and Citation

Sample Syllabi


The World Lecture Hall Site, sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin, features links to more than 200 syllabi in "English/Rhetoric/Writing" as well as from courses across the curriculum. http://www.utexas.edu/world/lecture/ 

Student Use of the Writing Center

Ways to Encourage Students to Use the Writing Center

SWC Writing Workshops

Writing Center Workshops

Writing Across the Curriculum

 Academic Writings WAC Clearinghouse. http://wac.colostate.edu/

Writing Assignments

 The "Creating Writing Assignments" page at the MIT Online Writing and Communication Center Site http://web.mit.edu/writing/Faculty/createeffective.html

Writing Resources

 See Student Resources