What Our Mentors Do and What They Don’t

WHAT WRITING CENTER MENTORS CAN DO TO HELP

*Review only Word documents or typed copies of a writing assignment.

*Assist with prewriting strategies, including brainstorming a topic.

*Provide feedback on the ideas and content of a paper, to include the thesis statement, supporting details, coherence and development.

*Provide feedback on the structure and organization of a writing assignment, giving attention to topic sentences.

*Provide basic guidance with documentation such as APA, Chicago Style, and MLA formatting.

*Provide general proofreading for a writing assignment, including grammar, sentence structure and spelling by diagnosing error patterns.

WHAT WRITING CENTER MENTORS CAN’T DO

*Review a writing assignment the same day it is due.

*Revise/copy or edit all errors in a paper.

*Accept responsibility for a grade.

*Accept responsibility for plagiarism.

PLEASE CONTACT MENTORS EARLY ON IN YOUR RESEARCHING & WRITING PROCESS

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4 responses to “What Our Mentors Do and What They Don’t

  1. I was wondering when the writing center will be open during the J-term? I have an essay that I would like reviewed. It is only about 700 words.

    • Hi Melissa,

      One of our Writing Center mentors, Elyse, will be working Monday-Friday, from 3-6pm during the J-term. We will also have a Mentor available in the library from 7-10pm on Sunday nights during J-term. Otherwise, I will be available by appointment.

      Email writing.center@briarcliff.edu to set up an appointment with one of our mentors or email me at ryan.allen@briarcliff.edu to set up an appointment with me.

      Best,

      Ryan Allen,
      Director, Writing Center
      Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
      Briar Cliff University

  2. I have a question, I am a students as a second language and I will love to send my paipers to revised,but my question is Do you I have to pay for the servises. my name is Catalina

  3. Hi Catalina,
    We do not charge you to review any of your papers, it is completely free! If you would like to set up an appointment with us you can come visit the Writing Center on the second floor of the Bishop Mueller Library, or emailing us at writing.center@briarcliff.edu. We will be sending you a follow-up email to this comment so you will have our address.
    great question,
    BCU Writing Center staff,
    writing.center@briarcliff.edu

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