Writing Center

Writing Center

Converse Writing Center

The Writing Center is not accepting walk-ins for the Fall 2020 term. Converse campus students can schedule an appointment here. Students at our UCG location can email writingcenter@converse.edu to schedule an appointment.

Located on the second floor of the library in suite 204, the Writing Center provides flexible support options, including online support, and provides live or written feedback on all forms of academic and creative writing. We will offer limited face-to-face consultations and require appointments for all services. In order to maintain physical distancing, students should not bring printed copies of papers, but instead, bring their personal laptops so we can use Google Docs to read and revise together. The Writing Center is dedicated to providing academic support to the needs of student writers across the curriculum. In addition, any students who wish to enhance their skills, independent of specific course work, or have a friendly reader for their newest poem, essay or story, can find assistance in the center. Our Writing Center peer consultants help writers of all ability levels.

“The writing center is an extremely valuable resource. The staff helped me ensure that my papers reach their fullest potential, but also more importantly, the writing center has helped me to become a better writer and taught me how to catch grammatical errors on my own.”
– Ann Sroka ’18

The Writing Center offers assistance with:

  • learning prewriting strategies
  • understanding the writing process
  • developing a thesis
  • strengthening the focus of a paper
  • including supporting details
  • creating effective introductions
  • recognizing strengths and needs
  • identifying and correcting grammatical errors.

It provides students with:

  • one-on-one tutoring
  • small group workshops focusing on specific topics
  • reference books
  • handbooks
  • professional writing texts which may be checked out
  • creative writing and English as a second language assistance.

While the center cannot provide a proofreading/editing service or a guarantee of better grades, it will serve as a caring and concerned trial audience for what students have written.

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