Services Offered by the Writing Center
You can have your very own private consultation with a writing expert. Writing Center faculty know that writing can be intimidating, and that getting graded feedback can be disheartening.
If writing seems like some mysterious process that you’re either good at or not, you might just need a good teacher and consultant. It is an easy concept for all people connected to a health sciences institution—you study and work to benefit others, and our faculty feel the same way about helping you become a better writer.
We want to teach you strategies that will enhance your ability to communicate with a variety of audiences and make you a more effective and efficient writer.
We are your advocates, so schedule an appointment.
So you have a group project and/or a presentation for a conference or class…maybe you:
- don’t know where to begin,
- have done some preliminary work and are stuck, or
- have finished and want to make sure it is polished.
Let Writing Center faculty serve as your pilot test. We offer constructive suggestions and comments that will improve your current project but can also apply to any writing or project you have to complete.
The Center for Academic Excellence serves all students (and faculty) as they prepare for national or state certifying exams or national board exams to earn professional licenses. Our faculty will meet one-on-one with you to teach effective ways to study and strategies to take those exams.
You can request a workshop or ask us to hire someone who has been successful on the exam to work with you. If you’ve struggled with such exams before, we will collaborate with you to create a more effective plan of study, setting up regular meetings to monitor progress toward success.
First impressions are often lasting, and introductions to potential employers often come in the form of a résumé, curriculum vita, or cover letter. You have to sell yourself, but, at the same time, be humble and unassuming.
We can help you balance these demands and tailor these professional documents for specific jobs or positions. You will look like the great candidate we know you are.
In this economy, the name of the game is securing funding. Grants are successful when they are well written and reveal a clear sense of the significance of a project for specialized and more general readers.
Writing them can be tricky. You have to find a persuasive voice and, at the same time, comply with each and every guideline. We welcome the opportunity to help you decipher instructions and make your writing both lively and factual.
MUSC has the keen insight to offer two types of approach to assistance in grant writing. You can schedule time to work with a Writing Center faculty member, who will focus on teaching strategies for persuasion as well as editing techniques.
Or, for faculty researchers, time with a faculty member from the Office of Scientific Editing and Publications (OSEP) is available. OSEP can often provide editing assistance when time is of the essence.