The University Writing Center has a dual mission. One goal is to provide individual and small-group literacy support to UCF students, faculty, and staff from first-year to graduate in every discipline. Our purpose is not merely to fix papers or to make better writers, but to teach writers strategies to understand and to navigate complex, situated literacies, both in and outside the University.
A second goal is to provide student consultants with a rich teaching and learning experience via ongoing education and professional development in writing center research, theory, and tutoring practice.
The UWC supports writing instruction provided by UCF professors across the disciplines. Individual and small-group consultations focus on helping you learn skills and thinking practices to advance your writing.
Consultants are trained to ask lots of questions about your writing. They help you understand complex assignments and situations for writing, brainstorm ideas, and determine next steps you can take to revise. Consultants also teach you strategies to correct your writing on your own.
Because peer tutoring centers on learning, not merely fixing papers, assistance in the UWC works best when you schedule a consultation in advance of your due date, so that you have time to act on what you learn and revise. To improve as a writer over time, schedule a regular appointment.