Writing Lab

What's that old saying? Give a man a fish, and he'll eat well for a day; teach a man to fish, and he'll eat well for a lifetime. We abide by the same mindset here in the Academic Support Center. We are not interested in merely fixing one paper; instead, we strive to teach students helpful strategies that can be used throughout not only their academic careers but also throughout their lifetimes.
 
One-on-one, forty-five-minute appointments are available for students on an appointment or walk-in basis. During sessions, tutors focus on higher-order concerns such as content, organization, and rhetoric before moving to lower-order concerns such as formatting, grammar, and style. Tutors use the facilitative approach with the majority of students. For non-standard dialect speakers and ESL students, a hybrid of the facilitative and directive approach is used. At the end of each session, tutors fill out detailed session notes describing the events of the session. For more information, please contact Doug Yates at dyates2@citadel.edu.
 
The below data testifies to the efficacy of the program in the 2010-2011 academic year:
 
  • 714 individual students attended one or more writing consultations in AY 10-11.
  • 1,723 total contacts were seen for a writing consultation in AY 10-11.
  • 97% of students in a writing-intensive course who were seen for writing appointments passed the course they were taking.
  • 93% of students in a writing-intensive course who were seen for writing appointments passed the course they were taking with an A, B, or C.