Left to right top row: Cooper Langham, Braxton Gately, Alex Lim, Blake Northrop, Travis Hennigan, and April Bravenec. Bottom row is Allison Denton, Crystal McKinnie, and Sarah Turner.
The Hardin-Simmons Writing Center (WC) is a student-centered resource that offers free and individualized assistance with writing to all disciplines. The WC accepts walk-ins and/or appointments. Students can expect to be greeted by a friendly staff of tutors. The sessions involve working with a WC tutor to first define goals, such as ideas on how to get started on an assignment OR clarification / organization of ideas OR improvement of grammatical skills OR proper citation of sources. A healthy part of the writing process for all good writers is the step of gaining expert feedback. Students who come to the WC engage in an active partnership in the consultation and revision process, thus gaining the chance to take ownership in the educational experience. The ultimate goal of the WC is to help students gain maturity and confidence in their ever-growing writing skills.
Of course, students should not expect a proofreading service. Although the WC does not offer quick fixes, the tutors do teach others how to proofread their own work. The tutors extend guidance and, if requested, email professors a brief summary of the conference. Professors are also encouraged to visit the WC to submit specific instructions on their respective assignments so that the tutors can better assist those students.
A student should come in the WC with an open mind and a willingness to challenge oneself as a writer.
Writing Center phone number: 325.670.1483
2200 Hickory, Abilene, TX, 79698
Operator: (325) 670-1000
Campus Police: (325) 670-1461