The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of English

Writing Center

 Mission

In line with the LAU Mission, the LAU Writing Center is devoted to academic excellence and student-centeredness. The Center aims at promoting a general culture of writing at the University, at enhancing writing across the curriculum, and at helping students develop as more thoughtful, independent, and rhetorically effective writers.

Free, one-hour, writing consultations are offered to all members of the LAU community. Undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline are welcome to share any text, at any stage of the writing process, with writing tutors who will guide them in a non-directive style. Tutors are trained to respect each writer’s level of achievement, encourage analytical thinking, and discuss strategies for writing. Texts may include academic essays, research papers, reading responses, résumés and curriculum vitae, among others.

In addition, the Writing Center caters to teachers’ needs in the classroom by offering workshops on different topics such as: APA documentation, CV writing, Scientific Report writing, and journalism writing to name a few.

Book an appointment online, or email the Writing Center at writing.center@lau.edu.lb.

 

Follow the WC on Facebook (LAUWritingCenter) and Twitter (@writingLAU).


History

The Writing Center Ad Hoc Committee was formed by the Department of Humanities in the School of Arts and Sciences (Beirut) during Fall 2008. The committee consisted of six faculty members in the Department of Humanities: Evelyn Chatila (Secretary), Orpha Darwish, Nuwar Diab, Rula Diab (Chair), Paula Habre, and Giselle Pempedjian. A proposal was prepared by Dr. Rula Diab and was based on general writing center literature and theoretical guidelines as well as on the specific discussions held and recommendations made by the committee members during their meetings.

In 2010, the Writing Center became a reality on the Beirut campus. Recognizing the same needs, an Ad Hoc committee was formed in 2012 for creating a writing center on the Byblos campus, and it became operational as of the spring of 2014.

 Handouts (PDF) 

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