The Writing Center was created by Quality Enhancement Program director Dr. Alexis Poe Davis, as part of the QEP’s On the Write Track initiative. According to Dr. Davis, “the purpose of the On the Write Track program is to improve student writing skills.” The Writing Center was created as a support structure to assist University of Mount Olive students in becoming more effective academic writers.
The Writing Center is located in Henderson 106 and is open on Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The appointments are 45-minute sessions with a trained student writing coach or a faculty member. Students may request help with written assignments in any course, in any discipline — not just English classes.
Students visiting the Writing Center should not expect the writing coaches to proofread or edit papers; however, coaches are specially trained to help guide students through their writing process, including, but not limited to:
- Crafting a thesis statement
- Summarizing a research article
- Constructing an outline
- And much more