What We Can Do for You

Stephen King said, "Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open." Though he goes on to discuss that writing exists for writers and readers, King could just as easily have been describing the writing process.

Writing can be solitary, the process daunting. But at the Writing Center, writers have the ability to "write with the door open," to write among peers, with help and support available. Whether students have begun to write or need help gathering ideas and planning an assignment, the Writing Center aims to improve student writing. Rather than meeting a short-term goal of improving one particular paper, we seek to improve the student writer's composing skills so that he or she can approach any writing assignment in a progressively more skilled and confident manner.

Because we understand that writing is a skill necessary in many disciplines across campus, we also strive to improve availability to quality support for faculty, providing access to workshops and in-class presentations to target specific skills so that Lamar University students are equipped to translate good written skills into their future careers and vocations.