Writing Center Basics

We offer guidance no matter where you are in the writing process. If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas, we can help with brainstorming.  We can work with you to clarify the organization of your paper, to make your Read More …

Writing Center Handouts

Essentials of College Writing From Brainstorming to Outlining Organizing Ideas & Outlining Thesis Statements Topic Sentences Integrating Source Material—Signal Phrases and Paraphrasing, Summarizing, & Quoting MEAL Plan—A Guide to Body/Evidence Paragraphs Transitional Expressions Checklist for Logical Fallacy Research Paper Workout Read More …

Dr. Sue L. Kimball Creative Writing Competition

Dr. Sue L. Kimball Creative Writing Competition

The Methodist University Writing Center is pleased to announce submissions are open for the newly endowed Dr. Sue L. Kimball Creative Writing Competition. The competition, which is open to all current MU students, is in memory of the late Dr. Read More …

Writing Center Student Consultation Agreement

This form constitutes an agreement between the student and the Writing Center staff regarding the services provided by the Writing Center. In order to use our services, students must agree to these terms. Please read them carefully.  [A link to Read More …

Writing Center Staff

Professional Consultants Rebecca King is the Director of the Writing Center at Methodist University, where she graduated, magna cum laude, in 2012 with a B.A. in Writing. She teaches the Dirty Dozen workshops and the internship course, ENG 4160, to Read More …

Contact the Writing Center

Email us at writingcenter@methodist.edu Phone us at (910) 630-7264 or (910) 482-5417. If you leave a voicemail on a weekday, we’ll call you back within 12 hours. Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9-5 Office location: Davis Memorial Library, room 111, to the Read More …

Writing Center: Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I come to the Writing Center? Our writing consultants are experienced writers who are trained to help you. You’ll receive expert feedback that is tailored to your writing project and your particular needs. Also, we try not only Read More …

Writing Center Consultation How-Tos

WCONLINE is the online scheduling platform that Writing Center clients use to make appointments with writing consultants. We open the schedule the first day of classes, and you can book appointments for the entire semester. If you want a consultation Read More …

Become a Student Consultant

The Writing Center student consultant program enables excellent student writers to become writing consultants. Students enroll in the internship class to obtain training, then observe consultations conducted by the WC’s professional consultants and in turn take the lead in consultations Read More …

Dirty Dozen Workshop PowerPoint Slides

Missed the Dirty Dozen Workshops? To view workshop slides, click on the appropriate workshop: Workshop 1: Fragments, Fused Sentences, Comma Splices Workshop 2: Ten Comma Rules Workshop 3: Subject/Verb Agreement Workshop 4: Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement, Vague/Unclear Pronouns Workshop 5: Misplaced Modifiers, Read More …