Pre-Writing Tips


If you are confused about how to write your essay, then DON'T WRITE ANYTHING!
Come for a prewriting conference instead.

  • The Writing Center strongly encourages you to come in BEFORE you start your papers. Just bring your assignment sheet, and we'll help you interpret the assignment, help you generate ideas, help you structure your paper.

  • Prewriting conferences also allow us to spend more time on any "extra" concerns you may have such as quoting or parenthetical citations.

  • Once you have started writing your papers, you are limited to two conferences per assignment, but prewriting conferences don't count: you may come in for as many prewriting conferences as you want.