What is the Spanish Writing Center?
The Spanish Writing Center is located in the Language Resource Center (Lab A) MAK D-2-221 (NOT the same location as the English Writing Center).
The Spanish Writing Center is a place where students in Spanish 100, 200, 300 or 400 classes can come to receive assistance with their writing assignments. Students in Capstone classes need special permission from their professor to attend the center.
We can help you to brainstorm for topic ideas, develop theses for your papers, organize your essays, learn how to revise and collaborate in the proofreading process, identify grammar error patterns, and locate sentence or punctuation errors. We also provide you with useful handouts, strategies for composing and editing, and references for consultation. However, we will not help you correct the individual grammar or spelling errors. In this way you will practice skills that will improve your long-term writing ability.
The process of becoming a better writer is not achieved through writing consultants simply correcting your errors. The purpose is to help you develop stronger writing skills, but it does not guarantee higher grades on individual essays.
How do I make an appointment?
Choose a time in the schedule below. Click on the professor's name to email them, requesting an appointment--please do so at least two days in advance. Please be on time for your appointment. If you aren't able to make it, be sure to notify the professor. Students who miss an appointment without prior notice will not have priority next time. All meetings will take place in the Language Resource Center, Lab A (MAK D-2-221).
Winter 2020 Schedule
What do I bring to my appointment?
- An idea of your own goals for the consultation, along with specific questions
- A concrete sense of the assignment. Bring a copy of the document outlining it. Also, bring any other documents with your instructor's rubrics for evaluation, if any.
- A copy of your paper and drafts with your instructors' comments, if any. If you are writing about a text, bring it as well
- The will, energy, and time to improve your writing