Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Mission and Philosophy

The Millikin Writing Center is an informal, comfortable, welcoming space where writers can talk about their projects with writing consultants who are willing to listen, share, and respond. We believe that what writers need most is an informed audience of readers as well as active discussion about how good writing happens. The goal of these tutorial writing conversations is not necessarily to "perfect"a paper as it is to help students learn about their own processes as they work through the writing assigned in their classes, helping them to become better, more independent writers. Those who use the Writing Center on a regular basis tend to develop a heightened awareness of their process, discover a variety of strategies for working through papers, and thus develop stronger pieces of writing.

Our mission is:
* to assist writers, regardless of their level of proficiency, status (faculty or students), or their college, during the various stages of their writing projects;

* to create a comfortable, supportive environment in which writers and writing consultants can work effectively one-to-one;

* to train writing consultants to become knowledgeable, effective readers of and responders to texts from various disciplines.

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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL