What We Do and What We Don't Do
At the Millikin University Writing Center, we invite students and other clients in to have discussions about their writing and to get help with any step of their writing process. We can offer advice on such areas as brainstorming, drafting and composing, editing and revision, or even style.
However, the Writing Center is not really designed to "fix" a specific writing assignment with a one-time visit. We do not proofread papers for students, nor do we award a "grade" to any draft. We are, instead, a teaching and enhancement center where students and clients come to have conversations about writing in all of its varied phases and complexities. We invite students to come and learn how to improve or fine-tune their own overall writing skills and abilities. We offer ourselves as professional and knowledgeable readers who have developed experiences with writing purposes, tasks, audiences, and goals. Our aim is to serve the entire spectrum of writers, from those who consider themselves experienced and comfortable with most writing tasks to those who find even the most basic writing tasks intimidating and frustrating. We are here to help you.