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College Writing Center at Meramec

College Writing Center

 

OVERVIEW

The College Writing Center (CWC) is proud to have served Meramec’s students since 1965. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2015! And while the CWC has evolved over the years, our primary goal has remained the same: to assist Meramec students in becoming stronger, more independent writers. To that end, our staff of professional writing specialists is dedicated to offering you constructive feedback in a comfortable environment, so you will leave the CWC feeling confident in your ability to write essays for English courses, lab reports for science courses, transfer essays to four-year universities, and so on. Please visit us in the College Writing Center to learn more about how we can support your success at Meramec!

WHO WORKS IN THE COLLEGE WRITING CENTER?

Our staff members are dedicated professionals who love to share their knowledge and passion of writing with fellow writers. They are selected for their expertise in writing and teaching.

Staff Name  Degree
Michael Burke, Director BA with honors in English, Virginia Military Institute
MA in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Diploma, US Army Command and General Staff College
Harriet Clark BA/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA/University of Missouri-St. Louis
Terry Fairchild   BA/St. Mary’s University
Teaching Certificate/UMSL
Fran Hooker, Supervisor BA University of Arizona
MA Washington University
Patty Kocot   BA/Southeast Missouri State University
Catherine Lee BA/BS/Truman State University
Saundra Lowes  BA/St. Louis University
MA/Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Kathy Murano BA/St. Bonaventure University
MBA/Pace University
Andrew Pryor MFA/University of Missouri St. Louis
Karla Seddon  BA/Webster University
Jeannine Vesser  BFA/University of Tennessee
MFA/University of Missouri St. Louis

WHAT KIND OF HELP CAN YOU RECEIVE IN THE CWC?

CWC writing specialists are happy to work with you on any writing assignment for any Meramec class. We help you improve your writing skills by showing you how to navigate through various points in the writing process. Specifically, we can help you do the following:

  • Find a topic to write about
  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Narrow your topic
  • Focus your thesis
  • Generate support for your thesis
  • Organize your thoughts on paper
  • Shape your rough draft for a particular audience
  • Develop ideas with attention to clarity, creativity and relevance
  • Determine grammar error patterns and learn how to fix these mistakes
  • Fine-tune scholarship essays and college application letters

COMPUTER ACCESS

We offer 12 laptops, which you may use to work on any STLCC writing assignment in the College Writing Center. We also offer free printing of essays and assignments, up to 10 pages, for free. Our student workers are available to assist you if you're unfamiliar with Microsoft Office software.

CENTER LOCATIONS AND HOURS OF OPERATION

Library, 2nd Floor, IR-217
314-984-7570 or 314-984-7127 (TDD)

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

South County Education & University Center
Call 314-984-7226 for current hours.