Writing Center Opens at the Abbey

Writing Center Opens at the Abbey
December 1, 2022

Author: The Crusader Staff Writer, Seth Farris

Writing papers can be hard, and learning to write at a college level can be even harder. To help students become better writers, the Belmont Abbey’s Writing Center was opened this semester. Located on the second floor of Stowe Hall, the Writing Center is a space for all students, no matter their level of experience, to receive assistance on their writing from fellow students. As the center’s official description states, “Students are welcome to come to the Writing Center during any stage in the process.” Whether you need help beginning an essay or simply want someone’s opinion on it, the Writing Center is here to help.

The Writing Center creates a welcoming and friendly environment by having Belmont Abbey students as its tutors who use their class experience to help others succeed. The tutors come from various backgrounds and have chosen different majors. Yet they personally understand the difficulty that can come with writing papers and want to help their peers with these struggles.

As a Writing Center tutor myself, I can sincerely say that the center is a great addition to Belmont Abbey College. The center is a good place for students to study, get feedback on their papers, and even meet new people. Being a tutor has given me the opportunity to meet more of my fellow students and witness some excellent writing from these students.

Although I’m a tutor, working in the Writing Center has benefited my writing abilities by encouraging me to think more about what goes into a thoughtful essay. When I tutor a student, I encourage them to think about how their main points connect and contribute to their topic. Doing this not only benefits the students but also helps me reconsider how I write my own papers.

The next time you’re writing a paper and have questions about it, come by the Writing Center in Stowe Hall! The center is open Monday through Thursday. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged and can be made via “Tutoring Options” on Canvas. A tutor will be available and ready to assist anyone needing help.

This article was originally posted in the Fall 2022, Issue 2 of The Crusader Newspaper. Download the full issue.