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6 Reasons to Utilize Center for Writers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With kids all a’yelling and professors a’telling you, be of good cheer: the end of the semester draws near.

With papers a’stacking and students a’cramming for final project due dates already here. It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Or, is it? For those of you who find the end of the semester burdensome, the kind folks at NDSU’s Center for Writers are available in the lower level of NDSU’s library to help.

I have the opportunity to be a consultant at NDSU’s Center for Writers, and I love my job — I only wish I could help more students, and help them earlier. You (yes, you!) should come to the Center for Writers — and here’s why:

  • We will sit beside you, answer your questions and provide feedback so that you improve your writing ability.
  • The writing process takes time and work. Why not come to trained consultants who have abundant resources at their fingertips? (It seems a whole lot better than trying to figure it out on your own, hours before the due date.)
  • It’s FREE to come here.
  • Our staff and consultants are in dialogue with your professors, so we often get updates about assignment requirements and expectations.
  • Our clients tell us how much they appreciate our presence on campus. Many of our clients come back to us, again and again.
  • Most of all — we really want you to succeed. And we do everything we possibly can to make sure that happens.

Perhaps you still feel the Center for Writers is not for you. Maybe you have had negative experiences with writing in the past.

Maybe you break into convulsions at the thought of writing. Maybe you can’t even get a start on a project. Maybe you are a non-native English speaker.

Well let me tell you, we were rigorously trained just for you (though, we might find you medical care if you do begin convulsing).

Our consultants are trained in teaching the writing process, including knowledge of a wide variety of citation styles, and we are here to help students in all majors.

Essentially, if you have writer’s block and can’t find your way out of it, if you think you have the mythical “perfect” paper, if you still don’t understand how to use commas, if you just want to brainstorm ideas with someone–come to the Center for Writers!

Come today. We’re located in the basement of the library. Call our lovely receptionist to reserve an appointment time.

I cannot tell you how much more we could help our clients if only they had come to the Center for Writers sooner. You don’t have to toil and labor alone. Let us help you make this the most wonderful time of the year.

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