BY JENNY BRAVO
Writing skills are critical, no matter what your major. Your professors expect you to write well, and your future employers will demand it. Some of us make the mistake of thinking that just because we wrote well enough in high school, that there’s nothing new to learn about writing in college. It may take a low grade on a paper to show us that we must master new forms of written communications, research and analyze more challenging academic sources to support our ideas, or make certain our writing meets all the features of standard edited English. Just like freshman football recruits (who were stars in high school) have to learn new plays, develop new skills, and strive for perfection in Tiger Stadium, so must we work to improve our writing processes and final products as college students.
All LSU students have free access to writing coaches via CxC Studio 151. Whether you are working on a letter, essay, research paper or any other writing project, a writing coach can help you take your writing to the next level. They will help you refine your papers for any class, improve your scholarship essay, and even help you with grad school application letters. And they will assist you at any stage – from outlining to drafting to editing.
Just like Les Miles doesn’t get in the game and play, your writing coach won’t do the work for you. Rather when you meet with a CxC writing coach, it’s a collaborative experience. They work with you to help you develop a stronger written product. They know that excellent writing skills are essential to your success. They help you focus on writing techniques and strategies. They enable you to form good writing habits. So even if you consider yourself a good writer, schedule a consultation with a CxC writing coach. They can help make you better!
One-on-one writing coaching is available by appointment only. Click here to schedule now!