Writing centers work. I tutored in my university's writing center for nearly the entire time I was in college, and I've seen the effect that just a few sessions can have on a student's writing ability.
Over the last few years, writing centers have begun appearing in public spaces outside of the academic sphere. Here are a few reasons to find out how your community writing center can help you in your life after graduation.
A big part of writing center work at the university level is helping last-term seniors prepare their résumé or CV. Although not all writing tutors are résumé experts, community writing centers are likely to offer classes or one-on-one sessions designed to help you optimize the inventory of your career.
Anyone in the corporate world knows that there's a certain dialect of English that makes the biggest impact on business communication. Community writing centers often keep a business writing specialist on staff to help people learn how to write in the lingua franca of the company campus.
Blogging and creative writing
Fiction or memoir writing can be a rewarding hobby, and the blogging community has created an online home where enthusiasts can publish their work. Whether there's a pro blogger working the tutor desk or not, each session will almost certainly teach you some tricks to make your blog writing pop off the page.
These are only a few of the ways in which a few sessions with a writing tutor can make your words work for you. Find out more about writing centers in your community and how they can help you take your language skills to the next level.