Who can benefit from working with The Writing Center?
What is competency-based writing?
Competency-based writing requires that students uphold WGU’s Academic Authenticity Policies and demonstrate effective professional communication (articulation). Professional communication focuses on five critical competency areas: word choice, sentence fluency, parts of speech, conventions, and organization.
Competency-based writing is the product of your effort and writing ability; therefore, Writing Mentors cannot edit or proofread your paper in part or in total. When you schedule a Writing Center appointment, the most important outcome is your development as an independent, competent writer, which can be demonstrated through solid self-editing skills.
How else does the Writing Center assist students?
In addition to assisting students with professional communication (articulation), we also help students with the following: