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Hours and Contact Info

Location:
      Main Floor
        Waterfield Library

Phone:
        809.2267

Spring Hours:

Monday - Thursday

10 am - 5 pm

(Tuesday, close at 4 pm)

6 pm - 9 pm

Sunday 

7 pm - 10 pm

   

      
     

    Need Grammar Help?

    Call us!
    Grammar Hotline:
       (270) 809-GRMR (4767)
    Grammar Hotline Toll-free:
       1-877-900-0114

    Email us!
    msu.grammarhotline@murraystate.edu

     

    Welcome, Racers!

    To get a general idea of our services, check out this SHORT video!

     

    Extra Credit Policy

    The Racer Writing Center will no longer validate appointments.

     

    We believe that students succeed when they choose to seek extra help.  We would love to work with any student who wants additional input.

    Demand for Writing Center services exceeds the supply of appointments available. When students make appointments because they are required to come in, are being given extra credit, or are completing makeups, they prevent students who voluntarily seek help from getting it.

    We seek to reward intellectual initiative and commitment by keeping all appointments available to those who make their own decisions to improve as writers.

    For additional information, please click on the "Information for Faculty" tab.

    Thank you,

    Racer Writing Center Staff

     

    Make an Appointment

    Call 809-2267, drop by, or make an appointment with our online appointment scheduler:

     

    Misson Statement

    The Racer Writing Center helps students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines become more effective, more successful writers. We believe that learning to write well is a rewarding, but complicated process and that all writers—no matter how competent—can improve. The Racer Writing Center, therefore, provides a setting where writers share and discuss their work with knowledgeable, attentive readers who provide clients with concrete examples and strategies for improving grammar, content, argumentation, and presentation. Our methods—multi-faceted, flexible, and above all, collaborative—reflect our dedication to the individual writer, whose talents, voice, and academic and professional goals are central to all our endeavors. In this ongoing process of learning, we serve the entire campus community by aiding in the development of critical thinking, analytical, and written communication skills.

    To fulfill this mission, the Racer Writing Center offers—

    ·         trained, supportive consultants from a variety of areas of study who work one-on-one with students at all levels and in all disciplines at every stage of the writing process

    ·         an online space providing instructional materials

    ·         short-term, non-credit workshops about academic writing

    ·         a non-credit certificate program in writing to those students who attend the requisite number of writing workshops

    ·         reference materials about academic writing, for use by students, faculty, and staff

    ·         a Writer’s Hotline (telephone and email) to address simple grammatical and mechanical issues

    ·         contact information for professional editors and tutors

     

    Image Credit

    Powtoons Video created by: JJ Adams

     

    Workshops

    Stay tuned for Spring Workshops!

    Tentative subjects include:

    Advanced Grammar Help

    In-depth Academic Writing

    Correcting your own Mistakes

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