Writing Center

Location: Holland Centennial Commons (HCC) 421
Director: Rob Gray
Phone: (435) 652-7629
Email: rgray@dixie.edu
Website: http://writingcenter.dixie.edu/

Our Mission:

The mission of the Dixie State University Writing Center is to assist students in developing, drafting, and revising their writing through peer-to-peer consultation and small group instruction. We strive to create an academic community of strong and confident writers, both at Dixie State University and in the southern Utah community. 

Our Services:

Our services are free to DSU students. The Writing Center is staffed by peer tutors who offer suggestions, instruction, and tips to help students improve their individual writing skills. The Writing Center is not a proofreading service. We focus on helping students become better writers rather than helping correct mistakes in an essay. Tutors give basic suggestions for improvement and teach students how to review their own work.

Our Booking Policy:

We encourage students to make appointments, and appointments have priority of students who simply walk in. However, students can walk into the Writing Center and begin working with a tutor if s/he is not already assisting a student. Students are allowed two, thirty-minute tutoring sessions, or appointments, per day. Appointments cannot be scheduled back-to- back. Students who are more than five minutes late to appointments forfeit their scheduled times.  Real-time, online appointments are available and can be booked through the writing center website.

What to Bring:

The ideal tutoring session involves a student who is actively engaged in the revision process. Additionally, students should bring assignment descriptions or any pertinent professor expectations to appointments.