Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Planned for New Writing Center

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The public is invited, along with Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College faculty, staff and students, to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Fairmont State’s new Writing Center. The ceremony will take place in Room 308 of Jaynes Hall from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.

The Writing Center was initiated as a proposal for a new Accelerated Learning program. The funds were issued to Fairmont State by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to support a pilot Accelerated Developmental Learning project. 

“While the immediate focus is on increasing successful student retention and completion in writing courses at all levels, the center is also an essential learning tool for English education majors, who staff the writing center,” said Dr. James Matthews, Director of the Fairmont State University Writing Center.

The purpose of the Center is to provide one-on-one peer tutoring to help students with writing assignments. The Writing Center Tutors are not to be mistaken for copy editors; they will serve as peer consultants in developing a thesis, clarifying an essay’s initial focus, organizing paragraphs, analyzing evidence, integrating and documenting sources and revising a draft.

The Writing Center is currently open and available to students on Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Dr. James Mathews at James.Matthews@fairmontstate.edu.