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Office of University Relations
3141 Chestnut St.
Main Building 310
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Writing Help Available for All
The Drexel Writing Center, located in 032 MacAlister Hall, works to create a writing culture at Drexel by providing free services for all members of the University community.
Among the services the Writing Center offers faculty and staff members are assistance in designing and assessing writing assignments and help in preparing reports, memos, letters and other pieces. The Center also holds workshops for faculty members and public readings, which give the Universityís creative writers the opportunity to showcase their work.
The Centerís major function is to help students with their course writing assignments through on-site and e-mail tutorials and small group workshops. The Centerís tutors, faculty who teach in the freshman humanities program and peer tutors, work with students to help them understand their assignments, select a topic, document sources, cite examples and facts, correct grammar and more.
Students can make one half-hour appointment per day at the Center. They should bring their assignments and what they have written so far. If requested, the Center will send a report to the studentís instructor, stating that the student visited the Center. Students can also send their paper to the Center via the e-writer feature. Following a Web-based form, students can e-mail their papers to the Center. Tutors provide feedback within two working days.
The Center is directed by Millie Orenstein. Dr. Derek Soles, who joined the University last fall as director of the Freshman Writing Program, supervises, coordinates, and administers all aspects of the program, including the Writing Center. The Center is open during the winter and spring terms Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 215-895-6633, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.drexel.edu/academics/coas/writingcenter.