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Writing Center

The University Writing Center is a free resource for students, staff, and faculty in all disciplines and at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Trained and knowledgeable tutors work one-to-one with writers, helping them in tasks such as brainstorming ideas, organizing their thoughts, considering their purpose and audience, and becoming more independent proofreaders. The writing center welcomes people who are engaged in writing projects outside of their classes as well as for assigned work. The goal of the writing center is to help make better writers.  

Physical Address:
Lawrence 214 
Community Service:
On/Off Campus:

Student Assistant, University Writing Center (Pay Band 1)

Supervisor Contact Information
Margaret Ervin
(610) 436-2853
Danielle Archambault
(610) 806-3218
Position Responsibilities:
Customer Relations, Customer Service, General Office, Office Ambassador, attend weekly staff meetings
Involves the following:
• Confidential or sensitive data/information
This position will provide general assistance with:
communication among writing center staff, including other student aids, the tutors, assistant directors, and the director; welcoming writers to the center; and communicating with faculty when needed.
Specific duties as they relate to this department:
answer the telephone; greet visitors and answer their questions; keep the schedule of tutorials; maintain the center's appearance; and attend weekly staff meetings.
Learning Outcomes:
This position provides students with valuable professional experience. They learn about the work of supporting writers and, often, apply to become tutors themselves after a period of time working as a student aid. In addition, they learn strategies for communicating effectively with their co-workers, faculty, and writers who visit the center (taking messages, articulating accurately, maintaining a positive persona, etc.). And finally, they become more familiar with working in a collaborative space, where cooperation and reliability are important.