The Writing Center

$3,060
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Project ends on May 27, at 11:59 PM EDT
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The Writing Center

Writing Centers are places to get help with papers, right? If you’ve ever been to The Babson College Writing Center, you know that it offers much more than advice about semicolons or citations: The Babson College Writing Center is a space on campus where writers can take risks, build relationships, and thrive.

Our Peer Consultants in Writing have worked together to build a Writing Center that positively impacts individual writers and Babson College as a whole. They have built The Writing Center on the premise that “we help writers, not writing.” People always come first. If you’ve been to The Writing Center, you know there’s nothing transactional about it: someone is there to see you, to get to know you, and to help you tell your particular story whether that’s through a research paper or a job application.

Moreover, the tutoring of writing doesn’t lend itself to formulas or right/wrong answers—we focus on progress and create bonds with student writers through building rapport, carefully investing in their processes, and offering emotional support.

What many people don’t know is how rigorous the process is for Babson students to become Peer Consultants in Writing. These campus leaders aren’t automatically considered “experts.” They take a rigorous, 4-credit Practicum course before becoming tutors, and thereafter engage in ongoing professional development. Many Peer Consultants in Writing have used their experience to launch careers in writing- and consulting-based fields. As students, they have empowered many peers to do the same.

Our Peer Consultants in Writing are leaders on campus, and if you’ve ever experienced leaving a session with more than you came for, we hope you’ll consider supporting us as we continue to offer a truly special kind of encouragement. Your contribution will support ongoing professional development opportunities for Peer Consultants in Writing, such as book discussions, special pedagogical training workshops, and conference attendance. Help us nurture The Writing Center as it has nurtured so many over its 27 years!

Levels
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$25

Handbook on Writing

Your gift will cover the cost of an updated handbook on writing.

$50

Consultant Training

Your gift will cover one hour of ongoing training for 2 consultants.

$75

Supplies

Your gift will fund go-to supplies -- white board markers, fidget toys and candy.

$100

Décor Updates

Your gift will help to refresh our space to be more welcoming.

$200

Conlon First-Year Award

Support annual first-year writing award.

$400

Book Club

Your gift will support our book club for 20 students over two semesters.

$500

Professional Development

Your gift will allow 2 consultants to attend and travel to a conference to teach and learn from other tutors.

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