The Writing Center is an on-campus tutorial center for Virginia Western students who want to work individually with a tutor. Tutors provide each student with individual assistance in all stages of the writing process—from invention strategies to critiquing a rough draft or finished text. Writing Center activities are not limited to students enrolled in English classes. Any Virginia Western student who has a writing assignment may seek assistance from the personnel who work in the Writing Center. Completion of a form for services is required. The Writing Center operates on a walk-in basis.
Students may receive free tutoring for Virginia Western classes in which they are currently enrolled. The Virginia Western student community includes those in face-to-face classes, distance learning classes, dual-enrollment classes, and workforce development classes. The Center also serves students currently enrolled in Radford 2+2 programs, Old Dominion students and the University of Richmond students on the VWCC campus. Exceptions may occur, and tutoring may not be available if tutors are not familiar with course materials in these four-year programs. However, Virginia Western students are served first.
The Writing Center's goal is to make students better writers not to turn out better pieces of writing.
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