Welcome to the Graceland University Writing Center Page 

 

The Graceland University Writing Center provides a supportive, welcoming environment where all Graceland students can work together with a trained tutor on improving both their writing knowledge and skills.  The Writing Center assists students in all majors and at any stage of the writing process to become better, more confident writers. The Writing Center offers both face-to-face tutoring (for students on the Lamoni campus) and online tutoring (for any distance, Graceland University students).

 

Lamoni Campus Students Spring 2021

1.You can get an appointment by going to our calendar app here: https://gracelanduniversitywritingcenter.setmore.com 

2.When you go to the calendar app, please select Face-to-Face Tutoring or Online tutoring, which will be done via Zoom. Please also make sure to fill out the comments section and tell us the assignment or genre of writing you are working on, the professor (if applicable), and what kind of feedback you would like to receive on your writing.  

3.When your appointment time arrives, either head to Room 119 of the FMS library. If your appointment is online the Writing Center will send a Zoom link prior to your appointment. 

4.You can also get an appointment by emailing the writing center: writingcenter@graceland.edu.

5.We encourage you to schedule an appointment 48-72 hours prior to submitting your writing. This will allow at least a few days for revision and editing. 

 

Independence Campus, Graduate, or Distance Students:

1. Please email the Writing Center at writingcenter@graceland.edu to schedule an appointment, which can happen asynchronously via Microsoft Word comments or synchronously via Zoom or a phone call. 

2. Please plan to schedule your appointment 48-72 hours prior to submitting an assignment to ensure time to revise and/or edit your writing. 

 

 

The Graceland University Writing Center provides a supportive, welcoming environment where all Graceland students can work together with trained tutor on improving both their writing knowledge and skills.  The Writing Center assists students in all majors and at any stage of the writing process to become better, more confident writers. 

Students will work with writing tutors. These peer tutors are experienced readers and writers specifically trained to assist students of all levels and abilities with their writing.      

 

 
MEET THE GU STUDENT WRITING TUTORS:
 
Lauren, Macali
 
Hometown: Maryville, Missouri
 
Major (s): English & Secondary Education
 
Activities Outside of the Writing Center: Going on long walks, reading, baking
 
Favorite Quote About Writing: “Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.” Virginia Woolf
 
Samantha Brooks
 
Hometown: Odessa, Missouri
 
Major (s): Nursing, Minor in Psychology
 
Activities Outside of the Writing Center: Treasurer for McKevit Manor
 
Favorite Quote About Writing: "You fail only if you stop writing." Ray Bradbury
 
 
Maniya Watkins
 
Hometown: Louisville, Mississippi
 
Majors (s): Criminal Law and Sociology
 
Activities Outside of the Writing Center: Women’s Basketball player
 
Favorite Quote About Writing: "You can’t use up creativity. The more you use it, the more you have" -Maya Angelou
 
 
Name: Jesse Smoot
 
Hometown: Near Columbia, Missouri
 
Major (s): Philosophy & Psychology
 
Activities outside of the Writing Center: Chess and Reading
 
Favorite Quote About Writing: “Words and language are not wrappings in which things are packed for the commerce of those who write and speak. It is in words and language that things first come into being and are.” ― Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics
 
 
Name: Isabella Herman
 
Hometown: Grain Valley, Missouri
 
Major (s):Psychology and English
 
Activities outside of the Writing Center:  Reading, Crochet
 
Favorite Quote About Writing: “Character, to me, is the life's blood of fiction.” -Donna Tartt
 
 
 
Name: Demeia Johnson
 
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
 
Major (s): Criminal Psychology & Sociology Minor: Hispanic Studies
 
Activities outside of the Writing Center:  Reading
 
Favorite Quote About Writing: "A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world." by Susan Sontag
 
 
Name: Trevor Rogers
 
Hometown: Riverton, Illinois
 
Major (s): Communication
 
Activities outside of the Writing Center:  Sports fan
 
Favorite Quote About Writing: “Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers” by Isaac Asimov
 

Name: Kaylen Schaefer

Hometown: Hemet, CA

Major: English 

Activities outside of the Writing Center: Soccer

Favorite quote about writing: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou

 
 
 
Name: Georgia Seagraves
 
Hometown: Sacramento, California
 
Major(s): Hispanic Studies and International Studies
 
Career Goals: High School Spanish Teacher
 
Activities Outside of the Writing Center: Student Pastor, Theater, Chaplain, Music Enthusiast.
 
Favorite Quote About Writing: "Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences." by Sylvia Plath.
 
 
Name: Molly Sharp 
 
Hometown: Locust Glove, Oklahoma 
 
Major(s): English, minor in Hispanic Studies 
 
Activities Outside of the Writing Center: cheer, very active on her hall, which is Paloma! 
 
Favorite Quote About Writing: "A writer is by nature a dreamer-- a conscious dreamer." by Carson McCullers. 
 
 
Name: Jordan Denny
 
Hometown: Folsom, California
 
Major(s): Criminal Justice
 
Activities Outside of the Writing Center: Wrestling, House Council, COSA Representative
 
Favorite Quote About Writing: "If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal -- you have a wish." by Steve Maraboli.
 
 
MEET THE GU WRITING CENTER DIRECTOR

 

Name: Dr. Roger Powell

 

Hometown: Creston, Iowa. 

 

Degrees:

BA, English, Graceland University, 2012

MA, English, University of North Dakota, 2014

PhD, English: Composition and TESOL, 2018, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

 

Activities Outside of Writing Center: Traveling, Playing Video Games, Hiking/Backpacking, Watching the Kansas City Chiefs, and Hanging out with my wife, family, and friends. 

 

Favorite Quote About Writing: "If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all else: read a lot and write a lot." by Stephen King.

  

 

 

 

 

 

Room 119 of the FMS Library or online. 
 
Lamoni Campus Spring 2021 Hours 
 
 

Sundays

4-7 pm

 

Mondays

10am-5pm & 7-9 pm

 

Tuesdays

10am-5pm & 7-9 pm

 

Wednesdays

10am-5pm & 7-9 pm

 

Thursdays

10am-5pm & 7-9 pm

 

Fridays

10am-2 pm

 

Independence Campus and Distance Students

Please email writingcenter@graceland.edu for a time. 

 

At the Writing Center, we can help you at any stage of the writing process -- from brainstorming, to revising your rough draft, to learning how to proofread your final draft. All writing tutors are trained to help you with any of your writing needs.   
 
If you would like to work together with a writing tutor, please contact the Writing Center a couple of days before the day that you would like to meet.  
 
 
Please remember to take the following items to your appointment at the Writing Center:
 
Textbooks used in your class
Digital Instructions, assignment sheets, or prompts given by your teacher about your writing
Digital Draft(s) of the paper written by you (if you have one started)
 
 
Thank you for your interest in the Writing Center.
We look forward to working TOGETHER.  
Please contact us with your questions.
 
Dr. Roger Powell
Writing Center Director
641-784-5077
                                                                                                                 

Tutor Tips

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This handout gives you a series of questions to ask about any writing assignment before you turn it in. These questions would be good for anytime you write anything in class or out of class. 

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