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A Practical Writing Guide for Academic Librarians by Jonathan Wallace, Anne Langley

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The writing center

If you work for a university library, it’s likely there’s a writing center on campus.

Check your writing center’s policies. Some are open only to undergraduates; others accept anyone in the campus community, including faculty, staff and graduate students. If so, you can make an appointment to get help at any stage of the writing process, from organizing your thoughts and getting started to final proofreading.

Your writing center may also have people available to give writing workshops in your library or department – on writing in collaboration with others, for example, or on how to overcome procrastination.

Finally, many writing centers offer collections of writing handouts ...

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