Writers Welcome

by Kerri Fernsworth '02

Students venturing into APU's Writing Center find resources to improve specific assignments, as well as develop as writers. Writing consultants assist students in devising concrete ways to improve their writing, not just to proofread assignments.

"Writing centers are unique in that they're meant to be nonthreatening, nonjudgmental environments where you can get feedback on your writing," said Lowery. "We ask questions more than tell people what to do. It's a way of getting people to think about their writing and about how people are receiving their writing."

The Writing Center, which opened in January of 2002, also provides handouts on grammar, sentence structure, and other common writing needs. In the future, Lowery hopes to link APU with other campuses in the area that have creative writing events and writing centers. As the Writing Center develops into an even more dynamic asset to the University, Lowery hopes it will serve as a central point for all writers on campus.

Located in the Marshburn Memorial Library, the Writing Center is open Monday-Wednesday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thursday 1:30-9 p.m.; and Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

To schedule a half-hour appointment call 815-6000, Ext. 3141 during open hours. Drop-in appointments may also be available.