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 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: 

Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with Graceland University's efforts to limit risks and protect students, faculty, and staff, the Writing Center will have the following restrictions in place:

1. Encourage you to follow social distancing requirements and email 6 feet apart while in the Writing Center's physical location. 

2. Please wear a mask at all times while in the Writing Center.

3. Please provide a digital copy of your paper. 

4. You will be required to have an appointment this semester. 

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

Getting an Appointment

You can get an appointment by following this link. For further directions, please consult this handout: How to Get a Writing Center Appointment.docx

 

Independence Campus Students 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:
 
 
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: Tabitha Watson
 
Hometown: Sugar Creek, Missouri
 
Major(s): Business Administration with minors in Accounting and Ag Business
 
Activities Outside of the Writing Center: Gadets
 
Favorite Quote about Writing: "We write to test life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." by Anais Nin.
 
 
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 Fall 2020 Hours 
 

Monday

10am-5 pm

7-9 pm

 

Tuesday

10am-5pm

7-9 pm

 

Wednesday

10am-5pm

7-9 pm

 

Thursday

10am-5pm

7-9pm

 

Friday

9am-2pm

 

Sunday 

4-6 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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