X
GO
Writing Assistance

At the WRSL we will work with you at any stage of your assignment. 

  • Brainstorming
  • Outlining/idea development
  • Purpose
  • Audience
  • Thesis
  • Organization
  • Research Strategies
  • Citation
  • Mechanics


We will also work with you on:

  • Literature reviews/annotated bibliographies
  • Resume’s
  • Personal Statements for Med. School applications
  • Love Poems, Ghost stories etc.


Please remember that the WRSL is not a proofreading service. While we will not correct you papers for you, we will help you identify patterns of errors and learn to correct them.

Our goal is for you to become a better writer – this is a process that takes time and requires you to be actively involved in your consultation. We look forward to being in this process with you – it is well worth your time!

What to expect:
  • You can expect a personal, confidential discussion in a relaxed setting.
  • Your conference will be with a peer - a student, just like you.
  • You can expect expert help and advice.
  • You can expect to feel better about your assignment.
  • You can expect to spend 30 minutes (sometimes longer).
Reading Assistance

“In my writing classes I often call this strategic approach predatory reading or reading from the top of the food chain. Will you, the reader, consume what you need to get out of the text, or will the text consume you”   Keith Hjortshoj

The transition to from reading in high school to reading in college is difficult for many students; here at the WRSL we will work with you to make this transition easier. These are some of the elements we will work with you on:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Retention
  • Prereading strategies
  • Vocabulary building
  • Identification of main ideas
  • Note-taking tips


You may also wish to take advantage of “Readers Edge” a computer program intended to help you read faster and retain more information. This is available for students on the Pathways computers.

What to expect:
  • You can expect a personal, confidential discussion in a relaxed setting.
  • Your conference will be with a peer - a student, just like you.
  • You can expect expert help and advice.
  • You can expect to feel better about your assignment.
  • You can expect to spend 30 minutes (sometimes longer).
Speaking Assistance

Speech conferences can be about:

  • Content
  • Organization
  • Development
  • Speech outline
  • Effectiveness of visual aids (PowerPoint presentations)
  • Delivery


Regarding the CA 112 debates – we will be delighted to work with you on your arguments. For research on your resolution contact assigned librarian.

What to expect:
  • You can expect a personal, confidential discussion in a relaxed setting.
  • Your conference will be with a peer - a student, just like you.
  • You can expect expert help and advice.
  • You can expect to feel better about your assignment.
  • You can expect to spend 30 minutes (sometimes longer).