Here is an overview of the process:

Click on each link to find out more about each step of the writing process.

Culture and Imperialism. Knopf, 1994.

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

Help in overcoming writer's block and a short series of exercises to get you writing.

Henley, Patricia. . MacMurray, 1999.

If you have a tendency to write too much, you will need to look for unnecessary words. If you have a tendency to be vague or imprecise in your wording, you will need to find specific words to replace any overly general language.

A website should be in italics:

A. Identify, describe and differentiate the cultural contexts for the rise of Blues Rock, Album Rock, Art Rock, Arena Rock, Countrypolitan and Outlaw Country, as well as the parallel development of soul.

A periodical (journal, magazine, newspaper) article should be in quotation marks:


Women's Health: Problems of the Digestive System. 2006.

During the time that the student is in the Writing Center, he/she must
make good use of that time by completing at least 3/4 of the booklet or
suggested software and showing an understanding of the skills taught.
Tests will be taken by the student to prove his/her comprehension of the
material. A 70% or better indicates that the student may proceed to the
next lesson. When the student has completed 20 hours in the Writing Center
and passed with 70% comprehension 3/4 of the booklet, he/she must take a
final exam which will be a comprehensive review of the lessons/skills
learned. Throughout the course short writing assignments will help
students to connect knowledge of sentence analysis and sentence
correctness.

The location of an online work should include a URL.

Instructors and tutors are available to answer questions and give
explanations. You will be assigned to one specific instructor who will
document your progress and evaluate your work. However, you will also be
expected to work independently. Remember that many students use the
various services of the Writing Center so your instructor will be working
with them, also.

Matisse, Henri. The Swimming Pool. 1952, .

Obviously, attendance is important since all work is done in the Writing
Center. The availability of tutors to assist students needing help is one
of the many benefits of the Writing Center. The student is responsible for
making sure the secretary clocks his/her time spent in the Writing Center.
At least 10 hours must be completed before an incomplete can be granted
(approved). Failure to do so will constitute an F in the course.

Erdrich, Louise. Love Medicine. Perennial-Harper,

Students will be notified by mail at the midterm if they have fallen
behind in their hours or work completed in the Writing Center. If these
students do not respond, they are responsible for either dropping the
course or applying for an incomplete so they may finish the course the
following semester. A failure to take no course of action will constitute
a fail grade (F) for these students.

Thoreau, Henry David. Excursions. 1863.

II. Understand the Two Aims of Research and the Importance of Knowing
Audience
A. Demonstrate an ability to choose either persuasive or informative
aim for research project
B. Demonstrate an ability to write an audience analysis for the
research project