Writing Lab

Located in the Academic Success Center, B 101

, Instructional Assistant, Reading & Writing
, Instructional Assistant, Reading & Writing

Office:  B 105    Phone: 941-637-5693

The Writing Lab staff is committed to providing a supportive, non-threatening environment in which students can improve their skills.  We strive to help students build the reading and writing competencies needed to be successful not only while attending Edison State College, but throughout their lives.  Our hope is that they leave each tutoring session feeling better equipped to do well in their related coursework.  It is important to us that we help create better writers, not simply better papers.  With this in mind, we gladly partner with the faculty and students throughout all phases of the writing process in an effort to provide the greatest opportunity for achievement. 

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM OUR STAFF?

  1. You will be treated courteously and respectfully. 
  2. We will listen to your questions and concerns and discuss how to best address your needs.
  3. We will assist you in the pre-writing stages (e.g. brainstorming, planning, outlining, etc.)
  4. We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your writing and provide you with the tools needed for improvement.
  5. We will also be available to assist with other types of reading, writing, and research assignments.

 

WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM YOU?

  1. Drop in to see a tutor when working on an essay or research paper.
  2. Know the specifics of the assignment, your professor’s expectations, and what you wish to accomplish during each tutoring session.
  3. Bring all necessary materials to the session and be prepared to work with your tutor.
  4. Thoroughly read all related materials (e.g. short stories, text chapters, novels, etc.)
  5. Give considerable thought the assignment prior to your session.
  6. Have a specific question regarding the assignment when coming in for help.
  7. Allow sufficient time before your assignment is due to work with your tutor.
  8. Realize that by discussing your work-in-progress we will guide you through prewriting, drafting, and revising.  Although we will address patterns of errors in your papers, it is your responsibility to proofread and edit your own work.

 

WHAT SERVICES DO WE OFFER?

  1. Drop-in Tutoring
  2. Individual Instruction or Group Tutoring
  3. Peer Tutoring
  4. Small Study Groups
  5. Research Assistance
  6. Writing Workshops
  7. Review Workshops

 

USEFUL LINKS

Online Writing Lab at Purdue
Research and Documentation
MLA and APA Style Manuals
Research Skills
ESL
Reading Comprehension
Grammar Bytes
Help for Students Learning English