Most students at Augusta University report learning about the Writing Center from instructors. We appreciate your ongoing support. In return, the Augusta University Writing Center offers several resources to help you and your students succeed.
We consider faculty members, graduate assistants, staff and student groups our partners in fostering a lively culture of writing at Augusta University. Therefore, the university writing center is happy to collaborate with all departments, organizations, and units on campus; we will tailor our services to a course's specific needs.
Writing Workshops will be held virtually using WebEX or Microsoft Teams until further notice due to COVID-19. Please indicate preferred technology on your request form within the preferred dates/times comment box.
Workshops can last anywhere from 30-120 minutes. We will present up to two workshops per term for an instructor or group. Faculty or sponsor must be present for the duration of the workshop. Below are some of our most popular workshops, but others are available:
Informational class visits will be held virtually using WebEX or Microsoft Teams until further notice due to COVID-19. Please indicate preferred technology on your request form within the preferred dates/times comment box.
Our staff is happy to visit your course to provide a 5-10 minute introduction of our services. We'll demystify what we do at the writing center so students are prepared for their appointments. We are happy to provide informational brochures and handouts per request.
As an alternative or supplement to class visits, faculty may consider assigning one or more of these informational videos in their courses.
Below is a blurb that can be copied and pasted onto your course syllabi or D2L page:
The Augusta University Writing Center is a safe space for writers of all majors and disciplines to discuss their writing, oral, and multimedia projects. Our friendly staff offers support for writers at any stage in the writing process, including brainstorming, drafting, and revising. By offering free, one-on-one peer consultations, the writing center staff empowers writers to make well-informed decisions about their texts while helping them to develop an individualized writing process. Writers are encouraged to make appointments for writing projects in any discipline.
Online and in-person appointments are normally available, but due to COVID-19, the majority of appointments will be offered online in Spring 2021, with limited in-person options available at our Summerville location between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm (see scheduler for these hours, which vary by day and week). All appointments can be made online via our scheduler. Graduate students, faculty, and staff are also invited to submit assignments asynchronously for written feedback via our asynchronous submission portal.
The writing center is located in Allgood Hall, room N204 and Greenblatt Library, room 2101. Spring 2021 online hours are M-TR, 8am-10pm; F, 8am-1pm; and Sun. 12-10pm. Our Greenblatt location will be closed in spring 2021; our Allgood Hall location will be open for limited in-person appointments M-TR between 9am and 5pm (these appointments must be scheduled at least one hour in advance of the appointment time—students will be let into the space at their scheduled appointment time).
Please check our website regularly for updates to hours of operation and services. We look forward to working with you.
We offer free, individualized feedback for any Augusta University community member on any writing project. The writer works with a consultant trained in the teaching of writing to define goals for the session. For example, goals might include:
Consultants help students develop strategies to improve their writing. The assistance we provide is intended to foster students' resourcefulness and self-reliance. Each student determines how to use the consultant's advice and makes all decisions regarding his or her writing. We cannot guarantee better grades or perfectly edited papers, nor do we proofread or edit essays for students; rather we encourage students to take an active part in the consultation and becoming more confident writers.
We work with students from all Augusta University colleges and departments. Whether a student is writing a lab report, a resume, a term paper, a statement for an application, or a creative piece, our consultants are happy to help.
We do not support required visits. Unfortunately, due to the high demand for our services and limitations with staffing, the Writing Center cannot support required visits for entire classes. Please contact us to discuss alternatives to required visits.
Do you plan on recommending that students use the Writing Center? Reach out to us: