Writing at the college level and learning to write for specific disciplines present tremendous challenges to student writers. We understand, therefore, the desire to require entire classes to visit the Writing Center. Unfortunately such requirements are problematic for the Center and for students. Not only does an entire class easily take up the majority of available appointments in a given week, but students who visit the Center only because “the professor said we had to” often come without the investment necessary to be productive and active in our highly collaborative, student-centered sessions.
Thus, the KSU Writing Center cannot accommodate whole-class requirements; writing assistants will explain this policy to students who come to the Center as part of such a requirement.
While we ask faculty not to make Writing Center visits a class requirement, we do offer several options for encouraging students to invest in their writing and thus become more likely to visit the Writing Center: