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For English Department Faculty and GTAs…

The Writing Studio on your syllabus…

We encourage English faculty and GTAs teaching both lower-division and upper-division courses to include a description of Writing Studio services on their syllabi. We think it’s important for students to have a consistent message about what the Writing Studio is about. We suggest including the following statement in your syllabi.

The purpose of the Writing Studio is to enhance the writing instruction by providing undergraduate and graduate students with an experienced reader who engages them in conversation about their writing assignments and ideas, and familiarizes them with audience expectations and academic genre conventions. We focus on the rhetorical aspects of texts, and provide one-on-one, student-centered teaching that corresponds to each writer’s composing process. Although we are not a line-editing or proofreading service, we are happy to discuss grammar concerns with students from a holistic perspective. Tutors will be alert listeners and will ask questions, and will not judge or evaluate the work in progress. We offer 30 minute sessions (for undergraduate students) and 60 minute sessions (for graduate students) for face-to-face or online tutoring sessions.  In addition, the GSU Writing Studio will sponsor workshops, led by faculty and staff, on various topics dealing with academic writing. Please visit the Writing Studio in 25 Park Place, Room 2420 or at www.writingstudio.gsu.edu for more information. We look forward to seeing you

In addition, Writing Studio staff are always happy to visit your class to describe our services in more detail. Please visit this page to request a class visit.