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The Writing Center at National University

Policies and Procedures

Students who visit the Writing Center agree to:

  • Respect the writing consultants and respond to them in a courteous manner in all modes of communication: voice, text, email.
  • Respect the tutorial process.
  • Be receptive to suggestions and strategies for working with the consultant.
  • Take responsibility for their own writing process and for what they turn in to their instructor.
  • Make every effort to cancel appointments that they cannot attend. Students who miss more than two appointments without cancelling them may be prevented from making further appointments.
  • Arrive on time for their appointment. Students who are more than 10 minutes late may lose their appointment time.
  • Maintain an environment free of harassment, stalking, threats, abuse, insults, or humiliation. This includes, but is not limited to demeaning written or oral comments of an ethnic, religious, sexist (or sexual orientation), or racist nature; and intimidations or unwanted sexual advances.
  • Abide by all rules and regulations published by the University and agree to be subject to disciplinary actions as described in the General Catalog.

Writing Center Staff agree to:

  • Be professional and helpful.
  • Respect students’ authority over their own writing.
  • Respect the learning process.
  • Be judicious in offering suggestions for revision.
  • Arrive on time for their appointment.
  • Maintain an environment free of harassment, stalking, threats, abuse, insults, or humiliation. This includes, but is not limited to demeaning written or oral comments of an ethnic, religious, sexist (or sexual orientation), or racist nature; and intimidations or unwanted sexual advances.
  • Abide by all rules and regulations published by the University.

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About the Writing Center

The Writing Center consultants at National University work with students at whatever level of skill and at whatever point in the writing process. All are encouraged to make regular use of this service.

Some students come to the writing center with a clear idea of what they want to work on and some know they want to strengthen their writing but don't really know where to begin. With one-on-one conferences with writing center consultants students begin to devise their own plan of action: they figure out the concrete, manageable steps they need to take in order to improve their writing.