Writing Center helps students enhance communication skills | Judson College


Writing Center helps students enhance communication skills

Dr. Stacey Parham, Assistant Professor of English, is the director of Judson’s Writing Center, located in Jewett Hall. She and five different student-tutors provide one-on-one help during 30-minute sessions. The Writing Center’s free services are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m, and this schedule gives students the opportunity to find times most convenient for their particular tutoring needs.

“Our goal is to help Judson’s students improve their written communication skills. The Writing Center’s motto, ‘Creating more confident writers, one session at a time’, encapsulates our desire to support students in their writing competency and to forge meaningful relationships between tutor and tutee. The Writing Center helps to improve every level of writer,  from brainstorming ideas for topics to polishing citations, such as APA, MLA, etc.,’ Dr Parham says.

Dr. Chris Hokanson, English Department Head, also believes that writing well is the path to succeeding in college and beyond. “The English program is the heart of the liberal arts. The faculty work to equip students with the skills and insights needed to succeed in vocations that depend on communication, to succeed in professional or graduate study, to succeed in business, and to succeed in everyday life,” says Dr. Hokanson.

Sign-up sheets for appointment times are available on the Writing Center door, Jewett G02.

Photo: Dr. Stacey Parham and Writing Center tutors Katie Owens of Hanceville, AL; Mary Kilpatrick of Dothan, AL, and Ali Haynes of Montgomery, AL. Not pictured is Nataleigh Goff of Pinson, AL. Photo by Mary Amelia Taylor