Requirement for English 98 & 120 Students)
You Come to the Writing Center (LC 120)
- Always sign in on computer before you
use the Writing Center.
a signature from a Lab Instructor or T.A.
before you leave. Keep your signature sheet in a safe place to verify
the dates and times you visited the lab should your instructor request
use the time in the lab is up to your instructor. Here
are some possibilities:
- Tutors can help you refine
your writing process by sharing techniques for prewriting, drafting,
revising, and proofreading.
- Come prepared to discuss your
- Bring your instructor’s
directions, and think about questions to ask the tutor such as:
- Is my thesis clear?
- Does my evidence strongly
support my thesis?
- Is my paper easy to follow?
Is it organized logically?
- Have I chosen the appropriate
writing style for my audience?
You may want to see a tutor several
times during the course of writing a paper to work on different writing
tasks. Tutors are more likely to focus on content
first, then grammar.
- Research the Internet on your
- Consult writing reference
- Compose your paper on
- Bring along a flash drive to
save your work or, even better, save to the "cloud" using Google
Docs or Dropbox
- Explore writing resources
- Complete a practice exercise
to develop specific skills.
If you cannot meet with a tutor
on campus, visit
our online Writing Center at: http://marin.edu/DE/student.html