Have you ever found yourself struggling with homework or class assignments? Have you ever felt like you aren’t getting enough help from your professor? If you have ever felt this way then I am sure you have never visited the writing center. I recommend you visit the writing center located at the San Luis Learning Center. I am sure many students have not heard of it, since it was barely opened last semester. They should get the chance to go and get the help they need.
The service at the writing center is very good. When you enter the room you are to sign in so that you get called on in the order you came in. The tutors are always willing to help students with their assignments. They are to provide the best service for all the students that go there. The tutors are very nice and polite, they seem very eager to help students. Some students believe that if they go to the writing center, the tutors will do all the work for them, but THEY ARE WRONG! They will only help the students and explain to them so they can understand the subject better. After a couple of observations we gathered some information. Our group had two persons interviewed, a student and also a tutor. This was the students first time going there, so we asked her how she felt about the writing center. With a smile on her face she said “It’s my first time coming here, but up to this point it seems very helpful for me and I’m glad I came.”
The schedule is very complex because the writing center is open almost all college hours. It is open from Monday to Friday with mornings, afternoons, and evenings schedules. Depending on the schedule of some students, sometimes the writing center may be full at times. There are also exceptions depending on the work flow and the amounts of revising tutors have to do. These writing center hours are efficient for everyone and everybody should have a chance to go there. The writing center is located in San Luis Learning Center in room 109.
Tutors are very kind and helpful you will always have some kind of help from them for sure. Also, tutors know what they are doing and if they are not perfect writers they have elevated writing skills. Tutors are not there just for a paycheck, they actually want to help AWC students and they want students to improve. There are some limitations to the writing center, there is usually one tutor alone helping various students. It would make the writing center a much helpful place if there were more tutors to help more students. Me and my group interviewed one of the tutors here in SLLC and asked him if the writing center should be expanded, he responded:” yes, I think they should expand the writing center because the college is growing and therefore, there are more and more students who need help.”
The atmosphere is very calm and quiet. This helps students to focus better and get a clear understanding of what they are supposed to do. When you walk into the writing center you will walk into a very bright and learning environment. The atmosphere makes you feel comfortable as if you were at your own home. The tutors give the environment a very positive atmosphere, which makes it better for students to enjoy going. The room is not so big; I think it should be expanded, so that more students get the chance to visit the writing center. Sometimes it gets too crowded and this only makes students not want to go because they feel it’s a waste of their time. Other than that significant problem, the writing center is very useful for students and it should be used more often.
Overall, the writing center is a very helpful place which helps students get better at their writing skills. This writing center was provided to students so that they get help with their work. I believe students should take the advantage of this and make the best of their writing. If more students attended the writing center, then I think it would definitely be expanded. There should also be more tutors available for all the students to provide as much help as they can and not feel pressured by so many students.
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