In addition to offering writing and research consultations to USF students, Writing Center Coordinators frequently work with faculty to design syllabi and create assignment prompts, organize creative lesson plans and facilitate mini-workshops for their courses (on writing topics such as citation styles and quotation integration). Additionally, we often work with faculty to prepare journal articles for submission and to integrate reviewers’ comments. Writing Center Coordinators are English graduate students who are trained in modes of argumentation, ethical persuasion, audience analyses, writing studies and writing pedagogy. They are happy to serve as resources for advising new and experienced faculty.
Please contact the Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we may be of assistance with your research, scholarship, and teaching responsibilities.
The Writing Center is available for brief presentations to your students about Writing Center services, hours, expectations, and benefits. If you’d like to schedule a Writing Center presentation for your class, please contact the Coordinators to arrange for a convenient day/time.
The Writing Center Coordinators have created a variety of writing resources that address topics such as outlining, writing thesis statements, writing in the sciences, and citation style guidelines. You are more than welcome to use our resources to supplement your course assignments. They can be accessed by visiting the Writing Center “handout wall” outside of the Center, or via the Tutorials and Resources link. If you’d like to request that we create a new handout, please contact us at email@example.com and we’d be more than happy to discuss your ideas.
If you’d like to provide your students with information about the Writing Center, you’re welcome to use the statement below on your syllabus.
For free assistance with written assignments and class projects, you may want to consider making an appointment at the Writing Center, located in the Learning Commons (1st floor) of the main library. The Writing Center is staffed by interdisciplinary graduate teaching assistants who are trained in writing and communication, which includes strategies for developing and researching topics, writing drafts, organizing ideas and revising assignments and journal submissions.
For more writing consultants’ professional biographies, to make an appointment, or for online writing resources, please go to http://usf.edu/writing/
- We ask that you do not require students to make appointments at the Writing Center; however, incentivizing students (i.e. extra credit) who take the initiative to make writing center appointments on their own accord is encouraged.
- Additionally, to protect students’ privacy, we do not disclose information about students’ writing center appointments to their professors; however, we do offer students a proof of visit form, which describes the context of the student’s writing center consultation.