If you are a faculty member or graduate teaching assistant on main campus or on Meridian’s campus, you can work with the Writing Center to provide robust revision opportunities for the writers in your classes. For example, faculty have offered extra credit to students who work through a first draft with Writing Center staff. Faculty have also given students the opportunity to earn higher grades on papers if they work through a second draft, addressing teacher comments by working with the Writing Center on this second draft. Though many faculty members require their students to visit the Writing Center, we have found that required appointments are not effective. Instead, if you would like to encourage students in your class to work on their writing with the Writing Center, we recommend that you invite Writing Center staff into your class to introduce the Writing Center’s services or to run a full-class workshop.
Faculty have also worked with Writing Center staff who are experienced composition teachers on their course materials, including syllabi, assignments, and writing focused mini-lessons. Additionally, faculty have workshopped their own writing materials with Writing Center staff, including grant applications and survey materials.
If you are a graduate teaching assistant, you can make an appointment to work with Writing Center staff who can review the fundamentals of assigning, responding to, and assessing student writing with you, including developing writing assignments and assessment tools.
For more information, please contact Kayleigh Few