Southern Adventist University Writing Center McKee Library Lower Level

Hours: Sundays ~ Thursdays 1 – 9 p.m.

Phone: 423.236.2384

Web: http://southern.edu/writingcenter

Basic Policies·

Description

What We Do

What We Do Not Do

What Students Should Do


2020 Corona Virus Update

This semester, the Writing Center and the Tutoring Center will offer students the choice of either face-to-face or Zoom appointments.

Writing Center Information

The Writing Center, located on the 1st floor of the library, provides free writing support for Southern students. The Center is staffed by a full-time director and experienced undergraduate tutors from a variety of academic disciplines. Writing tutors meet student writers wherever they are in the writing process and provide thoughtful feedback about their writing projects. While writing tutors don’t edit papers for students, they do help students identify the strengths and weaknesses in the draft and provide suggestions on how to strengthen the paper. After the appointment, the tutor writes a report about the session and emails it to the student. Students may request that their professor also receive an email of the report.

Syllabus Statement

The Writing Center, located in the library, provides free writing support for Southern students at all levels, on all kinds of projects, and at any stage of the writing process. Writing tutors are trained to respond to writing assignments from across the curriculum and can help writers with brainstorming, paragraph development, organization, grammar, citation, the conventions of academic writing, English as a Second Language, and issues of clarity and style. Schedule a 50-minute face-to-face or Zoom appointment at https://southern.mywconline.com or call the Center for assistance at 423.236.2014. Hours: Sunday 4 PM-8 PM, Monday-Thursday 9 AM-8 PM, Friday 9 AM-1 PM.

Writing Center Services

Tutoring Center Information

The Tutoring Center, located on the 3rd floor of the library, offers free academic support to any Southern student. All tutors are students who have demonstrated mastery in the course and are recommended by their department. The Center provides tutoring for more than 70 upper and lower division courses, as well as tutoring to help students with ACT preparation. The Center also provides academic coaching sessions to help students with the following: studying and learning more effectively, managing time, and understanding the student’s learning style. After a tutoring appointment, the tutor writes a report about the session and emails it to the student. Students may request that their professor also receive an email of the report.

Syllabus Statement

The Tutoring Center, located in the library, offers free peer tutoring for more than 70 lower and upper division courses. Students can meet with a tutor to review principles, learn content-specific study strategies, and enhance content area knowledge. Schedule a 50-minute face-to-face or Zoom appointment at https://southern.mywconline.com or call the Center for assistance at 423.236.2578. All appointments need to be scheduled at least one day in advance.

Tutoring Center Services

Embedded Tutor Program: If you teach a historically difficult course, for which students tend to need tutoring, and have more than 30 students in the course, you may want to consider requesting an embedded tutor. Embedded tutors will have successfully completed the course with a grade of B+ or higher. The tutor would attend your course 2 hours per week and make himself or herself available for tutoring at least 6 hours per week. The tutor does not take the role of TA; rather, the tutor is the face for the Tutoring Center and takes the role of tutor both in and outside of the classroom.

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