By Leanndra W. Padgett
Back Page Editor
Every student at some point faces the dreaded writer’s block, the confusing assignment or the frighteningly messy rough draft. Unless said student conveniently has an English major as a roommate, self-published author as an older sibling or journalist as a close friend, they are doomed. Wait, that’s not right. The Writing Center is now open. Starting on Feb. 2, tutors will be available in the bottom of the library. Students should consider LRC room 016 as a medical clinic where papers (and their writers) will be diagnosed with issues of concern (the comma splice, fragment, run-on, improper subject-verb agreement, lack of clarity, improper grammar, etc. etc.), prescribed with possible solutions (a well-placed conjunction or punctuation mark, a clearer structure, sentence variation and so on) and guided to a healthier lifestyle with the help of concerned peers (tutors).
Writing Center services are free to users. Actually, students have already paid for them through tuition, so it makes sense to take advantage of the help. There are several tutors from a variety of disciplines. A complete list and other information about the Writing Center can be found at http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/writingcenter/.
Students can drop in the Writing Center any time during operating hours. To ensure priority assistance, they should make an appointment by calling 8423.
Some readers might be thinking, “That sounds great, but I’m embarrassed to go to the Writing Center. Nobody ever does that.” That is incorrect. Last semester alone, almost 160 different students (159 to be exact) took advantage of the GCWC. They found the services to be so helpful that they often returned multiple times – there were 386 Writing Center conferences/computer sessions. So make the most of this valuable service and stop by the Writing Center.
The Writing Center is open from Sunday through Thursday with the following hours:
Sunday: 7-11 p.m.
Monday: 12:30-4:30, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:30-11:00 a.m., 12:30-4:30, 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30-4:30, 7-11 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30-11 a.m., 12:30-4:30, 7-11 p.m.