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Mission and Philosophy 
Our Mission Statement and Philosophy

The Millikin Writing Center is an informal, comfortable, non-threatening space where writers can talk about their writing concerns with tutors who are willing to listen, share, and respond. We believe that what writers need most is an informed audience of readers as well as active discussion about how good writing happens. The goal of these tutorial writing conversations is not necessarily to perfect a given paper so much as it is to help students learn about their own processes as they work through the writing assigned in their classes. People who use the Writing Center on a regular basis tend to develop a heightened awareness of their process, discover a variety of strategies for working through papers, and thus develop stronger pieces of writing.

Our mission is:
* to assist writers, regardless of their level of proficiency, status (faculty or students), or their college, during the various stages of their writing projects;

* to create a supportive environment in which writers and their readers can work effectively one-to-one;

* to train writing consultants and peer tutors to become knowledgeable, effective readers of and responders to texts from various disciplines.
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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
 
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