Writing Center open during the summer

Students in search of help with their writing skills have a resource that wasn’t originally going to be available.

The U’s Writing Center will be open during the summer, due to a small budget surplus that will allow one tutor to help students with their writing.

“We knew we had some extra money after last year, and we didn’t know what to do with it for a long time,” said Ben Crosby, assistant coordinator for the Writing Center and main tutor for the summer. “We were stumped for a while about what to do with it…but we ultimately decided to open during the summer because of the success during the school year.”

The center’s goal is to equip students with skills they can apply to papers in the future. Because of the center’s approach, Crosby said that students often come in for multiple sessions. “We discuss strategies of permanent improvement. We are not interested in individual papers, but rather writers who can produce effective papers,” Crosby said.

The center, located on the third floor of the Marriott Library, is open 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday.

Sheena McFarland