The Writing Center @ Wake Forest University offers students a relaxed and welcoming place to discuss writing and the writing process with trained peer tutors. The Center is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable Wake Forest undergraduate and graduate students who act as an audience for students’ writing; they work by asking questions to help students discover what they want to say and determine whether they have effectively communicated what they intended to say. Because everyone writes differently, we tailor our help to meet each student’s needs.
Tutors do not evaluate, correct, proofread, or edit student assignments; our main goal is to help students become confident critical readers of their own writing. We provide consultation during every stage of the writing process, including:
- Generating ideas and settling on a topic
- Organizing ideas in a paper
- Developing support for arguments
- Composing more effectively
- Learning to revise drafts
- Learning to identify and correct errors in grammar and punctuation
Generally speaking, the earlier in the writing process that a student visits us, the more useful and productive his or her tutorial session(s) will be. Many students find they have the most success working with us when they come to the Writing Center as soon as they have received a writing assignment. Students may make appointments online, by phone (336.758.5768), or by visiting us in Z. Smith Reynolds Library Room 426 during our hours of operation (10:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday; 7:00 – 9:00pm, Sunday – Thursday).