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The Writing Center

The Writing Center

Services for Summer 2021

Services will begin on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 and continue until Saturday, July 31, 2021. 

Fall/Autumn semester/term hours will begin Monday, August 16, 2021 and will be posted here.

Consultations

In our 50 minute writing consultations you can discuss brainstorming, writing process, ideas, organization, citations, and proofreading. Consultations are done by appointment only with a trained writing consultant. They can be done in person (Lincoln campus only) or via Zoom. To schedule a writing consultation, please reserve a day and time for a Writing Center Appointment.  Writing Consultations are available  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm during the summer.

Virtual or In-person Drop-in Writing Help Desk

If you have a quick writing question that does not necessitate a writing consultation, you may drop by the Writing Center on the Lincoln campus (Room 204 in the Fred Brown Center) or use the Zoom link, Virtual Drop-In Writing Help Desk, to talk to a writing consultant. The hours for the link are:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Writing consultation appointments take precedence over drop-ins.

Proofreading

To submit a final draft paper, please follow the instructions below and send as an attachment to writingcenter@doane.edu.

Submission Instructions

  • Final draft papers only.
  • Ten page limit on all papers submitted.
  • Paper must be a word or Google doc.  No pdfs please.
  • In your email, include your name, campus, course name/number, and brief instructions for the paper.
  • Allow 24-48 hours (business days) for the Writing Center to return your paper. If you submit a paper on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, that means the Writing Center has until Tuesday to return your paper. 
  • Any papers not following the above instructions will be returned to student.

Mission Statement

The Writing Center serves all members of the Doane community by creating and supporting, a culture of writing.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement and Outcomes

The Doane University celebrities diversity and inclusion by acknowledging the humanity in other and navigating difference as a necessary process for all communities. We welcome writers of all identities, including but not limited to sex, gender identity, religious beliefs or lack thereof, sexual orientation, political persuasion, race, ethnicity, cultural background, ability state (including writing ability), immigration status, national origin, language, socioeconomic status, body type, and personal history. We are committed to rejecting the rhetoric of bigotry and hate, and we are committed to resisting individual and structural oppression to create a safer, more inclusive, and more just university for all. We seek to create multiple and carried channels of access to our services; and to respect and affirm difference as it manifests, whether through linguistic, identity, interpersonal, or other markers.