B2SB: The Writing Center

By Ally Bolender
Web Content Contributor

When you enter college, every study habit you’ve considered fool-proof is put to the test. The concept of self-discipline becomes far more evolved. You’ll have late nights staring at empty word documents and days filled with flipping flashcards in attempt to get something memorized.

This transition to higher academics is hard for many students but that doesn’t mean you have to figure it all out on your own. Texas State University has plenty of resources that are offered to students to encourage academic success.

The Writing Center is one of these free resources on campus, however, many students are unaware that the center offers help beyond your writing needs.

You may be familiar with MLA, but what about APA or Chicago? Do you need help properly composing a thesis statement? Worry no more, this is what the Writing Center is all about. The Writing Center staff ranges in majors, from creative writing to criminal justice, so you can choose the tutor you feel will give you and your work the best guidance.

The on-campus Writing Center is located in ASBN 100, right across from the Den dining hall. The Writing Center has an extensive list of resources that are offered to students: Face-to-face and webcam tutoring, information on employment after college, tools on avoiding plagiarism, preparation for the PUG test, thesis and dissertation help, group project assistance and much more.

The image gives an idea of where the writing center is located. It shows the Writing Center windows to the left and includes the outdoor tables straight ahead. On the far left a Texas State University flag is hung from the building.
The Writing Center is located across from the Den dining hall. Photo by Emma Schoen.

Come in and ask about study techniques, organization or time management. This free resource was created to benefit the students, so use it with for academic-related help you need! Find more information about what the Writing Center offers and make an appointment on their website. See live updates by following them on Twitter.

Let’s face it – the papers you wrote in high school are not going to cut it. Learn how to properly compose essays the way your specific major requires. Whether you are in the brainstorming process of your paper, have a draft completed or just need someone to look over your work before you turn it in, the Writing Center is the place to go!

Featured image by Emma Schoen.

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