We welcome calls or visits from Metropolitan State Community and Resident Faculty. We're here to help you and your students with the writing components of your courses, no matter what you teach. Here are some of the ways we have worked with your colleagues:
- Help We Can Offer You:
- Classroom Visits: The Writing Center offers classroom presentations on a number of topics. All of our classroom visits include a ten-minute description of the services that we offer students. Please request your visits at least a week in advance.
- Writing Group Facilitation: We can help facilitate group interaction, whether group members are working together on one written project or working on individual papers (for instance, reviewing one another's work).
- Resources on Teaching Writing
- Help You Can Offer Us:
Sometimes instructors would like all of their students to experience the Writing Center, so they think about requiring a visit or offering extra credit. We welcome such visits; students who are required to come in for a tutorial often return on their own, especially when everyone in the class has met the same expectations. Our experience is that students learn more and are better served when every student is invited to use our services and none are singled out.
If you're considering requiring visits or offering extra credit, please do so early in the semester, when students have plenty of opportunities to work on their writing over the whole term. We will happily confirm that students have been here, and it works well for everyone when students come in with a form for the tutor to sign. Sadly, it isn't possible for us to send e-mail confirmations except to distance teachers and learners.
Here are some unsolicited comments from faculty about our services:
"Thanks for your wonderful presentations to my classes. I appreciate it, and I never get applause after a class!"
" . . . my sincere appreciation . . . for coming to share with us pertinent information regarding the APA style and manuscript preparation. I am happy to convey to you that our students were highly responsive and positive in their evaluation of your presentation and asked me to convey their heartfelt gratitude."
"Thanks for all your emergency work with [Student X]. It was an entirely new paper."