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Spring Semester, 2014:

Mon.-Tues.: 9:00am - 10:00 p.m.
   
Wed. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. :00 p.m.
Thurs. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fri.: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun.: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

(Closed during Spring Break)
 
 
While walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended to guarantee an available tutor.  To make an appointment, please click the button below. 

                        
  
We look forward to working with you and helping you with your writing projects. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Francis Acland                                        
Writing Center Director                         
641-784-5077 
acland@graceland.edu          
                                                            
 
"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."   
Ernest Hemingway                                                       
ESL assistance
This section provides tutor training items and handouts to cover common writing issues which ESL students face. 
A Guide to Tutoring Non-Native English Speaking Students (.pdf, 1743K)
This guidebook for tutors from John Jay College in New York is a good place to start for all of us to consider.  It's 40 pages of scenarios and reflective questions. 
APA and MLA assistance
APA Template (.doc, 27K)
Miscellaneous
CBASE PowerPoint (.ppt, 346K)
This is the PowerPoint presentation for the CBASE test.
Pre-Conference Questionnaire (.docx, 12K)
APA and MLA Citation Posters (.pdf, 255K)
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print PDF files.
The Writing Center is located on the lower level of the Frederick Madison Smith Library in Room 16.
 
 
"Don't fear making a mistake; fear failing to learn and move forward."   
 
Pilip Humbert
The Graceland University Writing Center provides a supportive environment and attentive assistance to students in any academic program and at any level of writing ability.  The Writing Center serves students' writing needs by acting as a resource for improving their particular writing assignments or the general quality of their writing skills.  Writing Center tutors function as experienced, interested readers who collaborate with students at any stage of the writing process to help them become more effective and capable writers.
 
"The only way to learn to write is to write."  Peggy Teeters
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