How do I let students know about the University Writing Center?
Request a set of bookmarks. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, department, and number of students in your class. We will send a set of bookmarks through campus mail which include important information for students about the University Writing Center.
Request an informational visit for your classroom. Email us at email@example.com to request an informational visit. One or two University Writing Center staff members will give a five minute informational talk about our services and pass out a set of bookmarks.
How do I include the University Writing Center in my syllabus?
Encourage students to visit the University Writing Center. Let students know about the University Writing Center using one of the methods above. In your syllabus, encourage them to come during the planning or drafting stages of their writing. Encourage struggling students to visit the Writing Center, but remember, ALL writers can benefit from our services.
Give extra credit for University Writing Center visits. Let students know that they can earn extra credit for visiting the University Writing Center. Ask them to request a yellow Instructor Notification Form, which they can turn in to you for credit.
Require a University Writing Center visit. This can be a good way to ensure all of your students visit the Writing Center. If you require a visit, we recommend that you integrate the visit into your course calendar at a strategic time. For instance, ask students to bring a draft of a paper to the Writing Center a few days before the due date. (Otherwise, many students tend to visit the Writing Center at the very last minute.) Ask students to request a yellow Instructor Notification Form, which they can turn in to you for credit.