Writing Center

Online Tutoring Available 24/7 - To access log into your Blackboard account and click on Academic Support. In today's competitive job market, it's not enough to be an expert in your field.  You also have to have the ability to clearly communicate what you know. 

According to a 2006 student survey by The Conference Board, too many students don't have the writing skills they need to compete. 

Food for thought:

  • Eighty-one percent of Conference Board survey participants say their high school graduate hires have deficient written communication skills.
  • Nearly half of all survey participants (47 percent) report that two-year college graduate hires have deficient writing skills.
  • More than a quarter (28 percent) report that four-year college graduate hires have deficient writing skills.

So, why should you visit the University Writing Center?  It's a competitive necessity.

Post University is dedicated to developing and improving the written communication skills of all our students. The University Writing Center supports this dedication by working with students and staff to improve their writing and presentation skills.

Post University requires writing across all phases of each student's curriculum. This means that students are expected to complete at least one writing assignment for each class they take. The Writing Center is an active participant in this curricular requirement. This means that students are expected to complete at least one writing assignment for each class they take, learn the writing styles of their content areas, and learn the strategies of presenting an acceptable argument in each field.  

The University Writing Center will work with students to refine their organization, critical thinking, grammar, structure, and style skills so they can produce quality written and presentation materials.  When the only communication online students have is in writing, the writing skill becomes all the more important.

The Writing Center helps students learn to:

  • Brainstorm and generate ideas for writing;
  • Understand the writing process and develop writing strategies that work;
  • Identify ways to improve writing and think clearly;
  • Revise, edit and proofread their own writing;
  • Understand and use grammar correctly;
  • Prepare a research paper;
  • Properly cite sources and avoid plagiarism;
  • Use styles and tones of writing appropriately;
  • Develop and deliver PowerPoint and other presentations.

Online and regional students can receive all of the services listed above through e-mail consultations, providing  an opportunity to improve writing skills with experienced professional staff. The writing center does not provide editing or proofreading, but overall content-level comments, and specific sentence-level comments within the text of the paper in bolded brackets. We also provide links to websites that allow students to acquire the writing skills they need. A writing issue might be modeled and an explanation given. Students would then be responsible for correcting similar errors that follow. Students must send an attachment of their drafts in MS Word, and include in the body of the e-mail the course, professor, and exact wording of the assignment.

Contact writingcenter@post.edu for details