The Susquehanna University Writing Center, located in Fisher Hall, Room 202, provides students with assistance in improving critical thinking strategies and writing techniques.
At the Writing Center, we assume that students are willing to invest time and energy in the process of writing (and, thus, of learning), and respectfully allow students to make their own decisions about how to accomplish the task at hand. We do not tell students what to write, what to think, or how they should feel about writing.
Our approach is co-directive. In other words, the direction of each session is determined by the student through collaboration with the writing assistant. Through discussion, the writing assistant helps the student set an agenda for the session that focuses on higher-order concerns, such as addressing the assignment, writing a clear and concise thesis statement, or organizing the argument in a logical manner.
We want Susquehanna students to use our services regularly so they can:
- Develop and gain confidence in a writing process that balances the writer's and audience's needs
- Understand how to prepare for a tutorial
- Learn to summarize and make sense of assignments
- Improve critical thinking skills and learn to ask effective questions
Writing Center Hours - Spring 2014
Beginning Sunday, Jan. 19
Monday - Friday 12:30 - 5 p.m.
Sunday - Thursday 6 - 10 p.m.