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Faculty & Staff Information

The Writing Center provides resources for faculty and staff who are looking to bring the Writing Center into the classroom, and their students into the Writing Center. Browse below to see the different services we offer.

Informational Presentations

The Writing Center can visit your classroom to provide information about Writing Center services. These can be done in person during business hours, or over zoom. Our staff is limited, so classroom visits are conducted on a first come, first serve basis. For information about scheduling a visit, email the Writing Center at writingcenter@american.edu.

Pre-recorded versions of our informational presentation are also available and are posted on YouTube. Keep in mind that one is directed towards undergraduate classes and the other towards graduate classes.

  • Undergraduate Presentation
  • Graduate Presentation

For Your Syllabus

Feel free to use the following blurb in your syllabus:

The Writing Center supports American University’s commitment to promoting academic writing skills and student-centered learning for every student. We offer 45-minute in-person and online sessions with our staff of skilled Writing Consultants who can provide feedback, insight, and support for nearly all academic writing assignments at any stage of the writing process. This service is available to all American University students who wish to further develop their written communication and language skills and improve their academic work. To learn more, visit our page on the AU website.  

Faculty & Staff FAQs

The Writing Center can tutor any academic writing assignment a student has. This includes research papers, argumentative writing, creative writing, scientific reports, capstones and dissertations, literature reviews/annotated bibliographies, and more.  

Tutors help students at any stage of the writing process. This includes but is not limited to interpreting the assignment, brainstorming, drafting, and revising. 

Click here for more information about our student services.

The Writing Center has a strict policy against the proofreading or editing of papers. Instead, they will teach revision strategies, as well as how to recognize & correct technical errors, help students develop their voice & style, and improve their overall skills. Our sessions rely on mutual connection, conversation, and cooperation to be successful, and consultants reserve the right to end a session if a student simply wants proofreading without mutual participation.  

For more information, please visit out page on Policies and Expectations.

If you would like someone to visit your class to explain Writing Center services to your students, please contact us at writingcenter@american.edu.  

Yes, consultants may visit classrooms either in-person or virtually over zoom. These visits are offered in the form of workshops and peer review sessions. However, limited staff means these must be reserved on a limited basis.

To find out more information and discuss details, contact us at writingcenter@american.edu.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center can provide workshops on specialized topics and group consultations in select circumstances. Due to limited staff and availability, our capabilities to provide these are also limited.

To see if we can help you, please contact our director Neisha-Anne Green at ngreen@american.edu.

Take-Home Exam Policy

Students may reach out to you asking permission for us to review an essay given as a take-home midterm or final exam. If you wish to allow this, you may email us permission for a specific student, or blanket permission for the entire class.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about how the Writing Center can help you and your students, please reach out at writingcenter@american.edu or via phone at 202-885-2991.