(Writing, Reading & Information Technology)
Located in the back of the LLIC
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WRIT Center at Ricker Center
Beginning this fall semester, we will have student consultants available at the Ricker Center for students attending there!
Ricker Center Hours
Mondays and Tuesdays from 11am - 6pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12pm - 5 pm
The Main Campus WRIT Center - What we can offer you!
Our WRIT (Writing, Reading and Information Technology) Center provides support and assistance for students and faculty.
Main Campus Hours
Monday through Thursday from 9am - 6pm
Fridays from 9am - 2pm
Virtual WRIT Center - for written work
Online Submissions are accepted Monday - Friday. (Please allow for 2 working days to be completed)
Use our Online Submission Form to send you papers, assignments, letters, resumes, etc., to the WRIT Center for review! It's very similar to our old form but with a new look! You can also download instructions for submitting your work (MS Word).
Because Delta College is more than one building in University Center and because our students are more than just students, often holding down a full-time job and/or raising a family, we have a Virtual Writing Center to offer advice and assistance anywhere/anytime. All you need to do is answer a few questions and upload your paper and you'll receive thoughtful feedback within 48 hours working hours. Note: For those looking for access to handouts, how-to articles, and example papers, see our Virtual Handbook for Students.
Faculty support -- Because we work in a wonderful community of educators, we can all benefit from each other's knowledge. The Virtual Writing Center is designed to be more than a reference and feedback tool for students; it is also designed to be a resource for instructors. In the Virtual Handbook for Instructors, you will find favorite faculty handouts, assignments, readings, and tutorials.
Whether you need help brainstorming a topic, revising a cover letter for a job application, or just need one final pair of eyes to look over a piece you've written, the Writing Center can help.
We also offer reading support with a variety of new materials and handouts aimed specifically at helping students with textbook reading.
WRIT reading assistance reflects the four key areas of college reading: reading strategies, vocabulary, study skills, and content analysis. Through an entrance inventory, consultants will determine which area will be the most beneficial for an incoming student.
- Reading strategies: Consultants will work with students to develop interaction with text.
- Vocabulary strategies:These are broken down into in-context vocabulary skills and vocabulary storage.
- Study skills:These are the skills that students need to be able to store and retain information for quizzes, tests, exams, certification, careers, or life after class.
- Content Analysis:Content analysis assistance helps a student to process, analyze, and evaluate a text, as well as determine its application.
Information Technology Support
You've been assigned to create blogs, digital stories, and audio essays. What? How? The WRIT Center can assist students with
- access to a scanner, a digital recorder, and software to complete multimedia essays.
- technical advice on using social media sites, such as blogger.com and twitter.com
- understanding the rhetorical situation (audience, purpose, genre, stance, medium)
- being an audience for students to test-run ideas
- developing thoughtful, well-organized, and engaging texts