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Writing Center The University Writing Center exists to help you become the best writer you can be. We offer free one-on-one tutoring in writing for any assignment. While we welcome students from all majors at any time in their university careers, we are especially happy when freshmen use our services. The transi-tion from high school writing to college writing is often a challenge. Students who seek help at the beginning of their USC Upstate careers reinforce important writing skills integral to college and eventually to career success. When you come to the University Writing Center, you work with a peer tutor on a paper at any stage of its development. A tutor may assist you in understanding your assignment and in planning your writing strategies. If you have a draft of your paper, the tutor may ask questions or make comments to help you focus your thesis, develop your ideas, or improve organization. If your draft is in a more finished state, the tutor can help you with editing strategies. Tutors are also trained in commonly-used documentation styles and can facilitate your accurate citing of research sources. The University Writing Center is also staffed by students who are familiar with common software applications,performing internet searches and basic library database searches. The University Writing Center is located in HPAC 136 and is open Monday through Friday. You are more likely to be assisted if you call 503-5883 for an appointment; however, we are able to take walk-ins occasionally. What we have learned from working with students over the years is that “Write is Might.” Let the University Writing Center help you become the mighty writer you can be. 187 60 Seconds of Service Do you have 60 seconds to make a difference? Join the Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement and the AmeriCorps VISTAs as we offer monthly service projects that take only 60 seconds to complete. From making PB&J sandwiches for the Soup Kitchen to Blessing Bags for the homeless, there is something for everyone! Women’s and Gender Studies, Center for As part of the USC Upstate commitment to recognizing and supporting diversity efforts on campus, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies serves students, faculty, staff, and community members through academic courses, co-curricular events and outreach programs. Resources The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies invites all student organizations with an interest in gender (clubs, sororities, or political groups) to use the Center for a meeting space. Located in CASB 120, the Center provides a comfortable and professional environment for meetings, discussions or personal reading time, along with a growing library of books and current magazine subscriptions. Call 503-5724 to schedule your meetings. Our website features student achievements, annual awards, affiliate faculty bios, student organizations, information about the Women’s and Gender Studies minor, a calendar of upcoming events and an archive of past events. Get to know us better at www.uscupstate.edu/cwgs and look for USC Upstate Center for Women’s and Gender Studies on Facebook. World Language Lab Experienced tutors are available for assistance throughout the semester. For tutoring hours, call 503-5688, or visit the lab in HPAC 234 from 3:30 pm to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday. 183 ‘16 - ‘17 Student Handbook


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