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Become a Writing Assistant

 

Help Me Now!

 

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Welcome to the Honors College Writing Center!  Whether you think you are a "good” writer, a “bad” writer, or somewhere in between, we want to help you discover and develop your unique rhetorical talents.   We operate on the assumption that all Honors students can become stronger writers by meeting with skilled, trained, and interested Writing Assistants.  We won’t merely edit your paper for you.  Instead, we’ll work hard to help you become more adept at expressing yourself through the written word and more able to meet the expectations of the Honors College.

 

The Honors College Writing Center is now located in Cate 1, room 312.  Contact us at 325-0711 or Brian.Johnson-1@ou.edu

 

 

 

 

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The Honors College Writing Center

Become a Writing Assistant

 

If you are interested in becoming a Writing Assistant, contact Dr. Brian Johnson, Director of the Honors
College Writing Assistant Program, at 325-0711 or Brian.Johnson-1@ou.edu.  Students wishing to be considered for the position need to:

  • Take and earn an “A” in an “HON 2973: Perspectives on the American Experience” course.
  • Submit two writing samples which exemplify your skill with the written word.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a member of the Honors faculty.
  • Take and earn an “A” in the “HON 3970.001: Writing Workshop” course.

 

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HON 3970.001: “Writing Workshop” introduces students to the field of rhetorical theory and helps them continue developing their own unique writing skills.  The course operates on the assumptions that writing skills can be developed though working with one’s peers, that writing is essentially a social act, and that writing should be produced with an audience in mind.  "Writing Workshop" is a space for students to learn more about the craft of writing, the nature of academic discourse, and the expansion of audience awareness.  The course is also an introduction to good tutoring practices which prepares students to become Writing Assistants within the Honors College Writing Center.  Key questions addressed in the class include: What is “good writing?”  How can we develop our own rhetorical skills?  How can we help others to become better writers?

Throughout the semester students read, write, observe, and discuss in order to better answer these and related questions.  At the end of the semester, students will know more about themselves as writers and will be much more qualified to provide feedback to others who are struggling to write well.  Obviously, the course helps prepare students to work in the Honors College Writing Center, but it also serves those who intend to teach or to otherwise guide would-be writers at any level or in any discipline.

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“Help Me Now” is a collection of student- and faculty-produced documents designed to help you improve specific aspects of your writing.  Please feel free to copy or print these documents, but please include the original copyright information if you choose to distribute or upload any of these materials.

Use the letters below to search for keywords. For example, click “C” if you want help with comma usage

 

 -A-

Active and Passive Voice

APA Style Guide (by the Conoco Phillips Writing Center)

Argument, Understanding

Argument, Evaluatiing

 

 

 

 

-C-

Chicago/Turabian Style Guide (by the Conoco Phillips Writing Center)

Citation Machine

Commas            

 

 

 

 

-D-

Dangling or Misplaced Modifiers

Dash

Dependent Clauses

Double Negatives

 

 

 

 

 

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Evaluating Arguments

 

 

 

 

 

 

-G-

Grammar    Active and Passive Voice

                     Commas

                  Dangling or Misplaced Modifiers

                   Dash

                  Dependent Clauses

                  Double Negatives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KnightCite (automated citation help)

 

 

 

 

 

-M-

MLA Citation Guide (by the Conoco Phillips Writing Center)

Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers

 

 

 

 

-O-

OWL, The (at Purdue)

 

 

 

 

-P-

Paragraph Construction

Passive and Active Voice

Punctuation

 

 

 

 

-R-

Response Paper, The

Rhetorical Situation, The

Research Paper, The

Rough Draft Post-Mortem, The

 

 

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Sentence Fragments

 

 

 

 

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Thesis Construction

 

 

 

 

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Voice (Active and Passive)

 

 

 

 

 

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The Wonderful World of Word Choice

Word Choice

Wordiness


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