The Reading/Writing Center is here to help with any part of the writing process. Many people believe that we just help fix the final product or the transition from a rough draft to a final draft. While we are more than happy to help with that, the line isn’t drawn there! This could be anywhere from having a prompt and no clue what to do with it, to having a perfect paper that you just want a second pair of eyes to look at. The RWC can help you out with any point in the process. This is especially helpful during the FYI-103 final research paper.
As many of you may or may not know, there is a ten page research paper that is part of the FYI-103 process. This is going to sound cliche, but it’s never too early to begin writing this paper. Seriously. This is not something you want to wait until week nine or week ten to begin. The amount of research alone is too much to do in two weeks, much less writing ten pages. Even if you only have a vague idea of what you want to write about, or no idea at all, you can come into the RWC and we can start brainstorming and grafting out ideas with you. Having the idea will also make you more inspired to want to write, as opposed to just thinking, “Well I have to have a paper at some point”.
This goes for literally any point in the writing process. No matter how much or how little you have prepared, we’re here to help and also want to help. It might seem early, but trust me and all of the peer tutors in here, it’s definitely not. All you need is a prompt or idea, and we can get you rolling.