Hardin-Simmons Writing Center

The Writing Center is now a part of the ACE. It is located adjacent to the ACE on the first floor of the Richardson Library and provides one-on-one support in writing across all disciplines. The WC accepts walk-ins and/or appointments. Students can expect to be greeted by a friendly staff. The sessions involve working with a WC Ace to first define goals, such as ideas on how to get started on an assignment OR clarification/organization of ideas OR improvement of grammatical skills OR proper citation of sources. A healthy part of the writing process for all good writers is the step of gaining expert feedback. Students who come to the WC engage in an active partnership in the consultation and revision process, thus gaining the chance to take ownership in the educational experience. The goal of the WC is to help students gain maturity and confidence in their ever-growing writing skills.

Students should not expect a proofreading service. Although the WC does not offer quick fixes, the Aces do teach others how to proofread their own work. Aces extend guidance and email professors a brief summary of the conference. A student should come in the WC with an open mind and a willingness to challenge oneself as a writer.