Writing Center

Located in Taft 201


(919) 497-3292

The Louisburg College Writing Center offers a relaxed, supportive environment for students with a diverse range of writing abilities. All students are encouraged to use the Writing Center to assist them in mastering college writing. The Writing Center is committed to helping students improve their written work while providing them with the tools to succeed independently. The Writing Center also strives to support the faculty in a joint effort to advance our students' skills.

 Fall & Spring Semester Hours

Monday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday 2:30 pm – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 noon  

Student Guidelines

  • Make an appointment as soon as your instructor assigns a paper. The center has posted a sign-up sheet on the Writing Center door.
  • Walk-ins are always welcome but appointments receive priority.
  • Bring the written assignment and any necessary texts to the Writing Center.
  • We will discuss the assignment with you and assist with all aspects of the writing process choosing a topic, prewriting, formulating a thesis, outlining, drafting, and revising.

Tutor Information

  • Tutors Will NOT write the paper for the student.
  • Tutors Will NOT proofread the paper for errors.
  • Tutors WILL teach the student how to organize a paper.
  • Tutors WILL teach the student how to effectively proofread a paper.
  • Tutors WILL provide grammar instruction as necessary.
  • Tutors WILL show students how to find appropriate writing resources.
  • Tutors WILL encourage students to become lifelong, independent learners.

Faculty Guidelines

  • Introduce students to the Writing Center at the beginning of the semester and keep encouraging them to use it.  The staff is glad to work with them from the pre-writing stages through the bibliography.
  • Recommend visiting the Writing Center as soon as instructors give an assignment and waiting until the day the paper is due.
  • Advise students to bring hard copies of assignments to the Writing Center or e-mail them to Ms. Evans. Often students do not have their assignments, which makes helping them difficult.
  • Provide assignment guidelines and/or rubrics, which are helpful to both the students and the Writing Center staff.
  • Encourage students to make an appointment.
  • Guide students to ask questions about the assignment while in the classroom.