By Kaitlyn Amodei
The KU Writing Center is an on campus resource available to students looking to grow as writers. The center opens beginning on the third week of each semester and is located in Old Main 132.
These services offer the opportunity to work one-on-one with dedicated tutors on writing assignments. All students are able to take advantage of this confidential campus resource.
One of the center’s main goals is to help guide students through the writing process and work individually with tutors. Students are encouraged to bring brainstorming ideas, drafts of papers or finished products to be discussed.
The tutors act as hands-on aides, providing feedback and suggestions about writing through a constructive approach. This allows the students to better develop their writing skills and to work cooperatively with knowledgeable tutors.
KU senior and Writing Center tutor William Debuono joined the tutoring staff as a secondary education major who was interested in gaining experience working one-on-one with students.
“I thoroughly enjoy working with students individually, as it enables me to meet new students and to share my passion for writing with others,” he said. “It is wonderful to work with students who are invested in their writing assignments and to see these students develop as writers.”
Workshops are available throughout the semester to help students sharpen their writing skills. These workshops are open to all students and do not require an appointment. They focus on a particular aspect of the writing process and offer additional assistance for writers.
“I have seen many new faces come in for tutoring this semester. I think it would be fantastic to keep seeing the number of students who use the center to increase. I’d also be thrilled to see more students attend the free workshops since there are some invaluable skills taught during those sessions,” said Debono.
For more information on The Writing Center or to set up an appointment, visit Old Main 132.