We encourage faculty members to refer their undergraduate and graduate students to the KU Writing Center. If you recommend it, students will come. We request that you refer individuals rather than requiring every student to attend. Include a statement about the Writing Center in your course syllabi. If you would like us to work with your entire class, please see our FAQs and a list of our services below.
We encourage you to include this information about the KU Writing Center in your course syllabi:
At the KU Writing Center, you can work one-on-one with writing consultants trained to talk with you about writing. We welcome students who think they need help with writing as well as those who consider themselves good writers. You can meet face-to-face, receive feedback via e-mail, or schedule a videoconference. Consultants are coaches who work with you on any type of assignment—essays, research papers, reports, presentations---at any point of completeness or incompleteness. We find that students benefit from a visit early in the thinking and writing process. Don’t wait until you are frustrated. To learn more, browse to http://writing.ku.edu. You’ll be glad you did!
10-minute presentations that introduce your students to the KU Writing Center, our website, and our services. Instructors of record must be present during class visits as their input is essential.
45-75 minute in-depth, hands-on workshops on specific topics, from thesis development to citation style. Please check each workshop description for details.
Because we aim to assist students at their point of need, they should be working on a specific assignment at the time of the workshop. Instructors of record must be present during the workshop as their input is essential.
Find information about teaching writing in your discipline. Learn more about creating effective writing assignments and evaluating them.
Motivate students to visit the Writing Center. We offer a variety of colorful informational materials. Submit your request online and receive materials promptly via campus mail.
At the end of each semester, we can generate a report listing all of the students in your classes who have used Writing Center services. Advise students that when making an appointment they must give permission to us to disclose this information.