Writing Center Services

What We Do 

The Writing Center Supports Three Main Areas of Emphasis:

Tutoring services are available to any Troy University student. We coach students on global revision or on any specific area of mechanics or grammar that the student needs or requests.

We also offer focused reading instruction for students who experience difficulty comprehending their course texts as part of our Paragraph Program.

The Writing Center has a library of printed resources dealing with literature, rhetoric and composition, research writing, and interdisciplinary writing. TROY students, faculty, and staff are welcome to use any of these materials.

We also have workbooks and teacher guides for use in working with students for whom English is a second language (ESL).

In addition, we manage a robust Free Library. We have hundreds of books across interest areas, including many textbooks across the disciplines, available for free.

Workshops are offered periodically throughout the year, both for teachers and for students, in the Learning Center or in a classroom setting. We are always open to suggestions for workshops, so please tell us if you see a need for one. In addition, we gladly give tours of the Learning Center by appointment.


Workshop Schedule

Fall semester 2019 workshops take place on the Tuesdays and Fridays listed below in the Learning Center (126 Eldridge Hall).

Any Troy student is welcome to join us! No registration is required.

Tuesday at 10:00-10:30

Friday at 11:00-11:30

September 3 September 6 creating a persuasive thesis
September 10 September 13 writing discussion board posts
September 17 September 20 how to analyze and interpret an reading (reading like a writer)
September 24 September 27 integrating research into your writing
October 15 October 18 creating an outline and structure for your essay
October 22 October 25 creating logical essay flow
October 29 November 1 the annotated bibliography
November 5 November 8 how to summarize
November 12 (MLA) November 15 (APA) citation style