At the Millikin University Writing Center, we invite students, faculty, staff, and alumni in to have discussions about their writing projects and to get help with any step of their writing process. We can offer help with such areas as brainstorming, drafting and composing, editing and revision, or even style, in a relaxed, nonjudgmental, and welcoming atmosphere.
However, the Writing Center's mission is not to "fix" a specific writing assignment with a one-time visit. We do not proofread papers for students, nor do we ever offer a "grade" on any draft. Papers are not dropped off and picked up. We are, instead, a teaching and enhancement center where students come to have conversations about writing in all of its varied phases and complexities. We offer ourselves as professional and knowledgeable readers who have developed experiences with writing purposes, tasks, audiences, and goals. Our purpose 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.