University of Central Florida students have another opportunity to improve their writing at the newly opened Center for Writing Excellence.

The Center for Writing Excellence houses two programs together. One is The University Writing Center, which provides undergraduate and graduate students with help. The other program is the Writing Across Curriculum program which was opened only two years ago by President John C. Hitt. This program provides support to faculty members who are learning to teach writing in their classes.

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“I think students are eager to make use of a service like the Center for Writing Excellence because they know the importance, and they know that we’re often judged on the basis of the
quality of our writing,” Dr. Mark Hall said.

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The Center for Writing Excellence will provide tutoring support for students directly and indirectly. Dr. Mark Hall, director of The University Writing Center, said that they will be able to give students the opportunity to improve upon their writing in all areas.

“We serve students from almost every major from first year to graduate, in any kind of class they have writing and writing outside of class as well,” Hall said.

Writing Across Curriculum will provide support to students by helping their professors though workshops, consultations, and assistance with creating writing assignments for their classes . The more faculty can learn to incorporate writing into their courses the more they can help students learn to write.

“In every major students do a great deal of writing, and writing is a powerful way to learn course content,” Hall said.

The Center for Writing Excellence is now open on the first floor of Colbourn Hall.