Our emphasis is on teaching the writing process, and our goal is to help you become a better writer.
“Writing has been an integral focus of Mountain View College since the college’s inception in August 1970. The college’s history with writing begins with initiatives within the Developmental Writing and English departments that later expanded to college-wide initiatives” (Mountain View College, Dallas, TX - QEP Submission: The Pen Is Our Power, 19).The mission of the ACW is to produce better writers, and this is best achieved by focusing on the three goals of MVCs Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): (1) To improve the perceptions, behaviors, and abilities of student writers, (2) increase the amount and prominence of writing in academic coursework, and (3) nurture a culture of writing through awareness, exposure, and modeling.
The Ink Spot Academic Center for Writing (ACW) provides MVC students, staff, faculty, and the local community free consultations on all aspects of writing.
The ACW is staffed with highly qualified educators within the English, Education, ESL, and Special Education fields.
We have done A LOT of writing and are eager to help MVC students find their VOICE on the page.
Assist with all phases of the writing process
Teach how to identify patterns of errors in writing
Teach how to correct those errors independently
Help improve writing style and interpret instructors’ comments on graded papers
Help avoid specific problems in writing
Teach higher order concerns, such as process, development, use of resources, and critical thinking
Proofread or edit papers for students
Tell what grade a student should earn on an assignment
Help students less than two hours before an assignment is due
Write for students or mark on students' papers
Listening to ideas and giving feedback
Planning the next step of the writing process
Advising on time management
Printing writing assignments
Bring in an outline or rough draft
Do any required reading before coming to us for assistance
Take assignments seriously
Participate actively in the tutoring session
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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