Emory Writing Center (EWC) serves as the primary student support arm of the Domain of One’s Own initiative. We primarily provide this support via discussion-based tutorials with Domain students. The entire EWC tutoring staff of approximately thirty undergraduate tutors and graduate fellows is specifically trained to work with Domain projects. Please encourage your students to visit the EWC as they are designing their websites, brainstorming for assignments, or revising projects. Students can schedule 45 minute appointments as individuals or groups. Tutors can work with students to address the purpose, design, and usability of their projects and to troubleshoot technical matters. We welcome walk-ins in addition to scheduled appointments. We always have one tutor at the font desk whose time is primarily devoted to working with walk-ins. We are developing our front desk area to function as a mini studio space so that Domain students can drop in to work on their projects and ask quick questions. To learn more about our tutorials, see our hours, and make an appointment, students should visit our website.
In advance of our orientation, all EWC tutors and fellows are making their own websites, reviewing Domain documentation pages, and reading an article by Jackie Grutsch McKinney that addresses the importance of digital texts and suggests strategies for tutoring them. Domain instructors may also find the McKinney reading valuable since it offers terminology and lines of inquiry that students and instructors can use as they discuss, evaluate, compose, and revise digital texts. The Columbus State Writing Center also offers this short reference sheet based on the McKinney reading that EWC tutors will draw on throughout the year as they work with Domain students.
During our fall orientation, the EWC staff will:
In addition to tutoring Domain students, the EWC will:
Depending on Domain faculty interest and EWC resources/space, the EWC may also:
The Emory Writing Center
The Emory Writing Center offers 45-minute individual conferences to Emory College and Laney Graduate School students. It is a great place to bring any project—from traditional papers to websites—at any stage in your composing process. Writing Center tutors take a discussion- and workshop-based approach that enables writers of all levels to see their writing with fresh eyes. Tutors can talk with you about your purpose, organization, audience, design choices, or use of sources. They can also work with you on sentence-level concerns (including grammar and word choice), but they will not proofread for you. Instead, they will discuss strategies and resources you can use to become a better editor of your own work. The Writing Center is located in Callaway N-212. Visit writingcenter.emory.edu for more information and to make appointments.
The entire Writing Center staff has been specifically trained to support Domain of One’s Own students. By talking with a tutor, you can more critically consider the purpose, design, and usability of your digital texts. You can also work with a tutor to troubleshoot technical matters; however, you should consult the Domain student resource pages first. In most cases, you will be able to solve tech troubles on your own, reserving your Writing Center appointments for discussions about how your technical choices—along with other choices—affect your larger aims.