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Research Data

This page provides and overview of the Writing Studio’s population of writers as well as usage and feedback data.

The writing Studio at USF serves all students, staff, and faculty on campus. As such, writers from across disciplines utilize our services. During the 2013-2014 academic year, writers seeking consultations in the Writing Studio came largely from four colleges on the USF Tampa campus.

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Overall, 48% of writers were from STEM disciplines and/or colleges.

During the most recent academic year, feedback from writers was overwhelmingly positive. After their consultation, 99% of writers found their session either “helpful” or “very helpful”, with 84% rating their session as “very helpful”. Moreover, more than 50% of writers stated that they believed they would see their grades increase because of the session at the Writing Studio. Before their Writing Studio consultation, 35% of students indicated they expect to receive an A on the assignment. After their consultation, that number increased to 80%.

Our usage remains consistently over 90% each academic year. As the Writing Studio continues to expand its initiatives and explore staffing options, our number of appointments available vary. Below are the number of appointments attended each academic year since 2008.

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In upcoming semesters, due to the Writing Studio’s increasing capacity to offer consultations, we anticipate offering over 200 hours of consulting each week. With approximately 3,520 unique appointments per semester, complimented by our regular workshop programs for discrete populations at USF, we hope to meet each writer’s unique writing needs.

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