At the Writing Center, we care more about the ideas and organization of your paper. A tutor can help you proofread, but only after he or she has covered the rest of the paper with you. Sentence level editing always comes last.
No, sorry. If a professor requires students to come into the Writing Center, we want to make sure they are getting the most out of the consultation as they can. Bring a few questions or concerns, and you might be surprised at how helpful the session is.
We cannot say. That power belongs solely to your professor.
You don't have to. We welcome walk-ins during all shifts. There may be a lot of traffic in the Writing Center, though, and it is beneficial to make an appointment. There are sign-up sheets outside the Writing Center in TJ Day and also in a binder on the reference desk at the library.
No, that's just not how the Linfield Writing Center works. We have limited shifts and staff and really value personal interactions. Please come see us! Face to face is much more helpful anyway.
Any kind of paper you can think of. Research papers, literature papers, lab reports, articles, resumes, cover letters...all are welcome at the Writing Center.
No, it's not.
We cannot and will not share our opinions about professors, staff, classes, assignments, or other students.
Punchcards are for frequent visitors. After 4 punches, you can receive a prize out of our prize drawer. After the 10th, you can get a Writing Center mug.
Reading aloud engages you and helps you hear how the paper sounds, and you can catch small mistakes.
We can help you in all stages of the writing process, which includes brainstorming. We won't pick the topic for you, but we will gladly help you come up with some ideas.
You can find everything you need to know about what to expect in the Tips for Consultations.
No, there's not. Use the Writing Center as often as you like!
Find an application and more information here.