Writing Center

The Writing Center offers individual assistance in the writing process to curriculum students of all programs. The Writing Center works individually with students on a first-come, first-served basis. The Writing Center attempts to help students improve their critical thinking and writing skills.

The Writing Center is located in WLC 220. Please check the Campus-Wide Operating Hours page for the Writing Center hours of operation.

The Writing Center CAN

  • Ask questions to help students think
  • Encourage and guide student writers
  • Explain grammar problems
  • Help students learn to organize and develop papers
  • Help students avoid writing problems
  • Help students write more effectively
  • Teach students how to proofread
  • Suggest source materials for research
  • Demonstrate research documentation procedures
  • Assist students with word processing.

The Writing Center CAN NOT

  • Write the students’ papers
  • Write the students’ outlines
  • “Quick-fix” a paper due in a matter of hours
  • Guarantee a perfect finished product
  • Influence an instructor’s grade
  • Claim expertise on every paper’s topic.

Preparing for a Consultation in the Writing Center

  • Students must present a valid student ID card..
  • Bring all information and materials needed for the assignment.
  • Neatly type the paper/outline.
  • Double or triple space every paper.
  • Proofread the paper before bringing it to the Writing Center so that you can eliminate careless mistakes.
  • If you come to the Writing Center for a second consultation on the same paper, please bring the original paper with you.
  • Be prepared with specific questions for the writing consultant.  Most consultations begin with “What do you want to work on today?” Be prepared with an answer.
  • If you are preparing a paper as a group, schedule a time when all the members of the group can attend the consultation.
  • A group should submit one paper, not fragments of the paper from each member of the group.
  • Come with realistic expectations of what can be accomplished in a short period of time.

Location

Wayne Community College
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534
(919) 735-5151 - Admin