Writing Center consultants and student assistants lead 20-minute tutoring sessions with individual students. These tutoring sessions are aimed at helping students become better writers by identifying areas that the student can work on including recurring grammatical errors, organization, and proper citation of sources. While the staff is more than willing to help a student correct these recurring mistakes or problems, the Writing Center is not a proofreading service and staff member will not correct every mistake made.
OWL (The Online Writing Lab)
The Hortense Parrish Writing Center offers online support for UT Martin student writers working on campus, at satellite campuses, and from off-campus locations. Students are welcome to submit questions about grammar and writing through email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginning with Fall Semester 2014, the OWL also is accepting short essays for review. Please view the OWL policy here.
Writing Workshops are generally offered twice a week, each Tuesday and Thursday from 12:15 - 12:50 p.m., and cover a specific writing topic. Some roundtable discussions are held on Wednesdays. To see a list of workshops offered this semester, please click here.
The Writing Center is equipped with nine HP computers, several laptop computers, a scanner, and access to a networked printer. In addition, the Writing Center has an HP computer with a podium and projection capabilities. Tutors and student assistants are available to help students with word processing and Internet research, including the use of electronic databases.
Roundtable discussions allow UT Martin students and faculty to get involved in interactive workshops. Celebrating Black Writers, Women's Writers, and Recognizing Campus Writers are some of the types of roundtables offered in the Writing Center. Please check the list of workshops for specific semester offerings.
Talk Time Club
During Fall Semester 2016, Talk Time will meet in the Writing Center (H209) every Friday from 3 - 4 p.m. Talk Time is designed to give non-native speakers of English an opportunity to practice English skills; this activity, facilitated by Writing Center staff members Jonathan York and Jisun Collier, is also open to all interested students. Staff members extend this invitation: Come to Talk Time to practice conversation skills with native and non-native English speakers, to discuss interesting topics and questions, to make new friends, and to join a community of unique individuals who are interested in language. Beginning this fall, an additional, follow-up session of Talk Time will be held on Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. Click here to view the Talk Time Poster.
Any faculty member who would like a class orientation session in the Hortense Parrish Writing Center should schedule the session through Writing Center coordinator Anna Clark (email@example.com). Writing consultant Mary Beard (firstname.lastname@example.org) can also be contacted for scheduling an orientation session.