How we work

The AWC is a place for consultancy. The most accomplished writers, even famous authors, worry about what to write, how to write or how to get started. Writing is a lonely experience, but here at our Center, we aim to make the writing process a less lonely experience for you. Talking about your writing task can relieve you of the anxiety that the act of writing can produce. Taking this into consideration, writing tutors will:

  • deliberate with you on your writing
  • talk with you about possible strategies you can use
  • help you discover new ways of approaching your writing assignments
  • offer personal help with planning, revising and any other stage of your writing
  • work with you to help you develop revision and editing strategies that can last a lifetime

In this Center, you will learn about:

  • getting started
  • brainstorming
  • exploring ideas
  • planning
  • writing drafts
  • focusing and connecting ideas
  • analysis, reasoning and errors in reasoning
  • quoting
  • paraphrasing
  • editing strategies (editing drafts, editing for clarity and style)
  • punctuation, sentence structure and mechanics
  • documentation (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)
  • citing electronic sources (MLA, APA, etc.)
  • using sources effectively
  • style

The AWC is not a place for editing. The AWC is a center where individual advice is given on any piece of academic writing and where weak points are determined and help is provided accordingly.

Therefore, writing tutors DO NOT:

  • do translations
  • write a paper for a student
  • do last-minute grammar checking, editing or proofreading
  • dispute or question the grade a teacher has given to a student's paper

*** THIS IS NOT A CENTER FOR PROOFREADING, REWRITING OR TRANSLATING A FINISHED TASK. THE AWC IS A CENTER WHERE YOU CAN GET INDIVIDUAL ADVICE WHILE YOU WORK ON A PIECE OF WRITING, AND WHERE WEAK POINTS ARE DETERMINED AND HELP PROVIDED ACCORDINGLY.