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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Westminster College consists of a community of learners with a long and honored tradition of caring deeply about students and their education. Founded in Fall 2004, the Westminster College Writing Center is proud to continue that tradition. As part of the Information Commons, the Writing Center is committed to helping students to engage with ideas, investigate rhetorical choices, and make informed decisions about their own writing.

The Writing Center is dedicated to helping students of all levels and abilities, from all disciplines, at any stage of the writing process. Our services include one-on-one and small group peer writing consultations in areas such as

  • Generating, organizing and developing ideas
  • Proofreading written work effectively
  • Writing persuasively
  • Conducting research
  • Citing and quoting sources responsibly

In addition to these student services, the Writing Center offers support for faculty who teach writing and assign writing in their courses. To achieve that goal, the Writing Center collaborates with other departments and programs to assess and develop writing curricula. The Writing Center also maintains a small library on writing theory and practice available to all members of the College community.

Writing Center instruction conforms to the Westminster College Policy on Academic Honesty, insisting that all academic work be the honest product of each student's own endeavors.