The Writing Center and ESL Programming seek to serve all Averett University students in their growth and development as writers and thinkers. Through one-on-one peer consultations and workshops, the Writing Center and ESL Programming provide students with the interactive support and encouragement they need to become confident, independent writers, researchers, and communicators. The Writing Center and ESL Programming are strategically designed to uphold and support Averett University’s commitment to its students. By fostering strong writing and communication skills, the Writing Center and ESL Programming help prepare our students for success in their future careers.
How do I refer a student to the Writing Center or to ESL Programming?
Simply email or call Mrs. Rebecca Raab (email@example.com or 434-791-5761). She will be happy to contact the student and arrange an appointment.
Can I arrange to have the Writing Center staff do workshops or presentations in my class?
Where can I find information to include on my syllabus?
To schedule an appointment, please email Mrs. Rebecca Raab (firstname.lastname@example.org), call (434-791-5761) or stop by her office in the Student Success Center Room 114.
Drop-in hours are also available Monday-Friday. Please check the Writing Center website for a list of the current Drop-in hours.
Please note: We are not a proofreading service. We cannot fix your papers. We can, however, assist you in discovering how to be a better proofreader.
ESL Programming is a new service on campus for English language learners. Through one-on-one peer consultations and workshops, ESL students can receive academic English language support. Please contact Mrs. Rebecca Raab to schedule an appointment and discuss how ESL Programming can assist you.
Director, Rebecca Raab
Yes. If you refer a student to the Writing Center, we will report the student’s usage to you. Also, each week the Office of Student Success will send a detailed report of student usage for Academic Support and the Writing Center via email to all faculty members.
The answer to this question is multifaceted. We cannot add content or fix a student’s paper. We can only offer suggestions, and it is up to the student to improve their assignments. Papers may still have errors, but the writer will hopefully be better prepared for future assignments. Our objective in each writing consultation is to help writers feel ready and able to tackle the next step, or the next few steps, in writing or revising. If you have concerns or questions about a particular session, please contact the Director of Writing Support.