Writing Support for Faculty
The Writing Center provides support for faculty and students across the disciplines based on the needs of each individual student, faculty member, department, or school. Please encourage your on-ground and online students to request assistance with ANY college-level writing project in ANY discipline, including those in the Business Administration or STEM fields, at the following number or email address:
We can help on-ground and online students with organization, clarity, grammar and mechanics, all citation styles, integration/synthesis of evidence, recurrent ESL (English as a Second Language) issues, and more. Our specialized tutoring practices help students meet discipline-determined writing conventions, as specified by your course assignments, course texts, and preferred reference/style guides.
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The RSU English and Humanities' Writing Center is in Baird Hall 206 with two satellite tutoring locations on the Pryor campus (room 104) and the Bartlesville campus (room 725). There, students may access free writing help with any college-level paper at any point of time while they are students at RSU. The Writing Consultants are friendly and professional and can help students with any writing issue. Writing help is available over the phone or online for students who are working full-time or who have transportation issues. Call 918-343-7838 for more information.
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A 4-minute Writing Center Fall 2013 orientation video is available on YouTube for faculty members to show in class or share with students via email. The video is geared toward an audience of students and provides the Writing Center's location and contact information, describes resources offered by the Center, and explains how writing consultations work.
We prefer that students schedule appointments, and we only take walk-ins when we can. Please encourage on-ground and online students to call ahead and reserve time with a writing consultant.
Please do not require all students to use the Writing Center's services for a certain written assignment or for every written assignment. This practice floods the Writing Center with students who are not actually looking for help but only seeking to meet a requirement for points. The Writing Center can help willing students improve their writing skills, as well as their basic study skills; students with strong writing and strong study skills are more likely to score higher grades, so awarding bonus points for visiting the Writing Center is also discouraged.
Note that we do not assist students on the day the assignment is due, though we will answer a few brief, specific questions if we have time.
We do not discuss grades or grading with students.