About Us ___________________________________________________________________________
Since opening its doors on November 1, 2004, the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Writing Resource Center (WRC) has firmly established itself as a viable English resource that promotes the academic and professional success of FAMU students, faculty, and staff.
The WRC, which is funded by Title III and supported by the Undergraduate Student Success Center and the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, has steadily increased its service population while fulfilling its mission of "embracing and empowering one writer at a time."
Through individualized, self-paced instruction, the WRC affords students the opportunity to reinforce, review, and apply skills that are needed to advance to and succeed in upper division courses. To this end, the Center also offers Writing Groups (small group tutorials) and Workshops that address a particular language skill, writing strategy, or essay genre and that give students and opportunity to interact with peers who are interested in improving in the same areas.
In addition, the WRC offers support in test-taking strategies and instruction for students who are preparing for standardized tests, such as the General Knowledge Test (GK) and the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE).
Ever mindful of its mission to address the needs of the entire University community, the WRC provides consultations and workshops for students who are preparing research papers, scholarship applications, presentations, and other professional-type assignments. Frequently taught workshops include "Understanding Plagiarism," "MLA Documentation," "APA Documentation," "Writing Effective Personal Statements," and "Resumes and Curriculum Vitae."
Along with quality instruction, the WRC provides access to 16 internet-ready computers, which students, faculty, and staff may use to conduct online research or access a range of Microsoft applications. Students may also check out textbooks that are used in various composition and literature courses.
The FAMU Writing Resource Center, along with the Department of English and Modern Languages, strives to encourage "Writing Across the Curriculum," or "writing to learn," as it accommodates clients from a variety of disciplines.