Getting Back Into the Swing of Things
July 29, 2015
by: MaryNeal Meador
So, you’ve been out there all summer either having fun on the beach or working at a McJob, traveling to exotic places or going to movies just for the Arctic temperatures, seeing your old friends or lying around reading, working on your tan or strengthening your thumb muscles on that controller. What you haven’t been doing is thinking about writing papers.
We get that.
The first paper of a new semester is often really intimidating. Getting into the swing of classes and assignments can be tough, even if you’re thrilled to be back at App. For new students, it can be completely paralyzing. You want to do well—desperately—but you don’t know where to start. You’ve never had to deal with being away from home, making all your own decisions, coping with an overwhelming amount of homework, or trying to reach a balance between your work and fun times.
We’ve been there.
It’s no wonder that when you read that assignment, you hear a buzzing noise in your head.
The University Writing Center is here to help.
We don’t just work with you on a paper that’s already written; we are also here to help you take that first big step. We can
- go over the assignment carefully with you to make sure you understand what your instructor is looking for
- brainstorm topics with you
- work with you to create a detailed plan for what to do first, then second …
- help you recalculate your path if the first plan didn’t work out like you’d hoped
And when you have something written, we’ll help you strengthen the weak parts and polish the strong parts.
You’ll walk out of here feeling better, we promise!
The University Writing Center is located in Room 008 on the lower level of the Belk Library and Information Commons. Fall hours are Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To find out more, call us at 262-3144, or go to our website. Go to https://appstate.mywconline.com to register and make an appointment.