What is the Writing Center?
It's an online service where USU students can get help with assignments at any point during the writing process. The Writing Center is also a room on the Logan, Roosevelt, and Vernal USU campuses for walk-in conferences.
All writing conferences are free and confidential.
What do people do in the Writing Center?
Discussing and revising assignments is a normal part of the writing process. Face-to-face writing conferences usually last about 30 minutes. Peer responders spend even longer on papers for the online service.
Sometimes that means you will need to change words or phrases after a writing conference, and other times re-structure whole paragraphs or pages.
How can writers get the most out of a writing conference?
First, know what your assignment requires. Describe your assignment in detail for the online service, or bring a copy of the assignment sheet to your face-to-face writing conference.
Second, consider where you need the most help and be realistic about the amount of time for revision. Let your peer responder know this information before he or she reviews the paper online or in person.
When can I use the Writing Center?
Walk-in Conferences in Vernal: During Spring semester 2012, the Vernal writing center (room 212 in the BEERC building), holds face-to-face conferences Monday through Thursday.
Monday - 4:00 to 8:00pm
Tuesday - 4:00 to 8:00pm
Wednesday - 4:30 to 7:00pm
Thursday - 4:00 to 8:00pm
Walk-in Conferencesi n Roosevelt: During Fall semester 2012, the Roosevelt writing center (the cubicle next to the math tutor in the Huish Learning Center inside the Student Center), holds face-to-face conferences Monday through Thursday. To check on availability of mornings, evenings, Fridays, or Saturday mornings, please email email@example.com. Please click to download a PDF of the Writing Center's Walk-in Schedule.
- Online Tutoring: Our online writing service is available Monday through Saturday. Getting advice online is easy and convenient, and you can stay in your pajamas! Just click the link below, complete the submission form, and then attach your paper as a Word document (.doc or .docx) or as a Rich Text Format document (.rtf). Just a note of caution: tutors cannot open Microsoft Works or Open Office documents, so save your file as directed. We'll respond within 48 hours if we receive your paper Monday-Friday. (Another note of caution: If you send the paper to us on the weekend, we may have your paper back to you as late as Tuesday.)
Online Writing Center Submission Form
Contact Marsha Forsgren, Writing Center Director, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).