Writing Assistance Center provides writing support

Caitlin Bordeaux, Contributing Writer

The Writing Assistance Center is here to help all in the Black Hills State University community improve on their writing. Located conveniently on the First Floor of the E.Y. Berry Library, everyone can easily access the WAC. To make getting help with a writing problem even more convenient, the WAC also offers consultations at other areas on campus such as the dorms and Center for American Indian Studies.

Services available at the WAC are one-on-one consultations at any stage of the writing process, research assistance, writing project assistance, review of grammar and punctuation rules, rsum advice, professional portfolio advice, preparation for the writing portion of the Rising Junior Exam (CAAP), preparation for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and feedback for speeches and presentations.

“We are consistently busy throughout the semester, but there is a rise around midterms and finals when help is needed with projects and papers. We make sure to have more consultants available during those times,” said WAC intern coordinator Kaija Swisher.”

The WAC does allow walk-ins, but it is recommended to schedule an appointment ahead of time in case the WAC is busy.

“Students sometimes feel more comfortable getting feedback from a peer – so we offer student consultants,” Swisher said.

“I see the process develop more at the CAIS because I see a lot of the same students,” said Shauni Lyon, a student consultant at WAC who also offers consultations at the Center for American Indian Studies.

The WAC is here for all of the BHSU community so stop by and utilize this service. For more information, visit the WAC website: www.bhsu.com/writingcenter.