For Your Syllabus – Paragraph about RWC
To inform your students about the RWC, please include the paragraph below in your syllabus. We also encourage you to read our blog post What We Do and Why.
Richard Wright Center (RWC): The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research provides an environment for intellectual engagement beyond the classroom. At any stage of the creative and research processes, students may interact with trained tutors using technology to develop written, oral, and visual representations of their ideas for an academic audience. Location: H. T. Sampson Library, 1st floor. For hours, workshops, writing resources, or to make an appointment, go to www.jsums.edu/wrightcenter, or call 601-979-0694.
Fliers for Students
Fliers about the Richard Wright Center and its resources for undergraduate and graduate students can be shared with students in classes, during individual consultations, or at program orientations.
Information on WID or Writing Intensive Courses
Information on Writing to Learn
Videos on responding to student writing
- No One Writes Alone: Peer Review in the Classroom, A Guide for Students
- No One Writes Alone: Peer Review in the Classroom, A Guide for Instructors
You don’t have to be an expert in grammar to assign writing.
What makes a good writing assignment?
Strategies for getting better student writing
Getting the most out of peer review
Information on making multimodal projects
This sources offers the “right questions” to ask students to consider when assigning multimodal projects, “starting with the genre and rhetorical situation: What does your audience need to know? And how do you design a text that effectively addresses your audience’s needs?” The instructor’s manual offers an annotated table of contexts and bibliography, sample syllabi for different levels of courses, a range of assignments and assessment strategies to help you think about what you would like your students to learn as they explore and engage in multimodal communication.
Our writing consultants are trained to work with students on a wide range of writing projects, including:
- Academic papers and essays
- Research proposals and papers
- Personal statements and scholarship applications
- Lab reports and scientific papers
- Creative writing
- Business and technical writing
Our Richard Wright Writing Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research is open to all students and our services are provided free of charge. We offer both online and in-person consultations and we schedule appointments in advance or welcome walk-ins.
Our goal is to help students become more confident and proficient writers and to empower them to take ownership of their own learning and writing process. Whether you are struggling with a specific writing assignment or just want to improve your writing skills, we are here to help.