Taking a course online? Looking for help with your writing assignments?
The University Center for Excellence in Writing has recently launched the Writing Center Online, a center fully dedicated to supporting the unique needs of students enrolled in online courses. This service is limited to only students enrolled in one or more online courses. Although all FAU students can make in-person or online appointments through our three locations in Boca Raton, Davie, and Jupiter (click here to make an appointment if you are not enrolled in an online course), the Writing Center Online is exclusively designed to meet the unique needs of students working at a distance.
Recognizing that online students often have busy schedules or live far away from campus, the Writing Center Online specializes in providing the highest quality online consultations using Skype and Google Docs. If you have not been able to use our resources on campus before, we can now meet you wherever you are! We have also selected consultants with high levels of proficiency using technology and familiar with the unique challenges of online coursework.
Online courses often require additional writing assignments, like weekly discussion board posts or reading responses, than seated courses that may use in-class discussion. Online students also have to manage the traditional essays and research papers. Weekly assignments may even include multimedia presentations using technology like Power Point or Prezi. No matter what online course you are taking, chances are you may find yourself needing support to complete your writing assignments.
The new Writing Center Online can provide you with all the support you need to improve as a writer, including:
- unpacking difficult readings
- understanding assignments
- generating and clarifying ideas
- fleshing out weak or biased arguments
- understanding documentation and citation practices
- following task-appropriate format
- developing strategies for identifying patterns of error that can be tracked and proofread for conformity to American academic English
- providing expert perspectives for creative projects