About Us

Message From the Head of the Writing Center

The staff of the Writing Center at Webster University Vienna cordially welcomes you to our blog site! We hope that you find information and advice here that help you with your (or your students’) writing.

Since its start in 2006, the WUV Writing Center has helped hundreds of students, both undergraduate and graduate, learn more about writing and has helped them successfully complete course papers, theses, research papers and other writing assignments — in all sorts of academic disciplines. Our services include individual instruction, thematic workshops, roadshows and instructional materials.

How can we help?

First of all, no one learns all there is to learn about writing once and for all. We are here to help you learn more about

  • brainstorming ideas
  • writing a response paper
  • organizing a complex argument
  • handling evidence that supports (or disproves) your claims
  • reviewing published literature as part of your research
  • acknowledging other sources and avoiding plagiarism
  • choosing and using a particular citation style
  • using proper punctuation
  • and much, much more . . .

Second, the most effective writing instruction is individualized. What you need to hear and learn about your writing differs from what other writers need. One of the defining principles of our Writing Center is that our instruction is tailored to each student’s needs.

And third, good writers talk about their writing in progress. They share drafts of their work with trusted readers who care about helping them achieve their goals. You need feedback from readers to answer important questions like these:

  • “Have I proven my argument?”
  • “Do I have a clear argument?”
  • “Are my main points clear?”
  • “Is my draft effectively organized?”
  • “Have I responded to the assignment?”
  • “Is my style effective, and is it appropriate for my audience?”

Our tutors (who are also English instructors) are experienced, knowledgeable, and challenging readers. As they respond to your work in progress, they can help you answer these questions and learn to ask many others. For more information about how we can help you, take a look at What We Can Do for You.

Dr. Lydia Wazir-Staubmann (lydiawazir37@webster.edu)

Head of the Writing Center
Webster University Vienna

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