Writing Center

About

The Writing Center is NDU’s key academic support unit with the mission of enhancing students’ academic skills in English. The center offers one-on-one student consultations and holds workshops throughout the semester on topics as diverse as “Avoiding Plagiarism” and job interview skills. Consultants at the Writing Center are experienced instructors of English who are prepared to support all NDU students regardless of major.

What We Do

  • Offer direction in the techniques most required for effective academic writing.
  • Provide a charming  environment where students can gain confidence in their capacity to write in English.
  • Ensure opportunities for students to practice writing in English across the entire curriculum and share share their writing with a qualified tutor.
  • Organize small group workshops to encourage peer-writing exercises with the goal that students can learn from each other.
  • Offer handouts on grammar, APA Style formatting, and other areas of interest.

 

All the services in the Writing Center are free of charge.

 

Come Prepared

The Writing Center provides students with the opportunity to work on their writing at any phase of the writing procedure.

Bring your, thoughts, questions, essays, notes, and task guides, as well as a hard copy of your essay or a first draft on a USB. The best arrangement is to come prepared to have a discussion about your written work.

We have seen it all and welcome your work next!

  

Where is the Writing Center?

All are welcome to the Writing Center in the Faculty of Humanities – Pink Building, Ground floor – Room HA 114.

For further information:
Phone
: 09-218950 Ext. 2375
E-mail: writingcenter@ndu.edu.lb
Hours of operation for Fall 2017-2018:
MWF: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
TTH: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Services

One-on-one Tutorials: Sessions are 30 minutes, and we offer help in writing for any subject.

Small-group Tutorials: Occasionally students working on the same or similar writing assignments work cooperatively in small-groups, evaluating and reacting to one another's writing. The writing tutor facilitates these peer review sessions, providing direction, questions and feedback.

Walk-in Tutorials: We offer a limited number of walk-in appointments. If we have a cancellation or a free spot, a walk-in student can fill that time space.

Workshops: The Writing Center offers a series of workshops, covering a range of topics relative to writing and software applications.

Computers and software: The Writing Center has 8 computers with Internet connection, and equipped with several software programs that provide assistance in generating & organizing ideas, improving grammar/mechanics, writing resumes and more.  Please see our links page for a continuously growing list of sites related to writing.

Handouts: We provide a wide assortment of useful handouts, covering themes such as documenting sources, writing a thesis statement, developing paragraphs, and proofreading.

Resource Books: We share our resource materials with interested students and faculty; our library includes texts about teaching writing, critical analysis, essay writing and much more.  

If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to offer suggestions on how we may better serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Handouts

Business Communication Handouts

  • Handout
  • CV Library
  • Writing an Unsolicited Cover Letter
  • Parlimentary Expressions
  • Agendas & Minutes
  • Sample Interview Questions
  • Types of Speeches
  • Example on Writing Agendas and Minutes

Grammar Handouts

  • Handout
  • Nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • The Use of Apostrophes
  • Verbs
  • Avoiding Run-ons & Fragments
  • Subject Verb Agreement
  • Capitalization Rules
  • Run-on Sentences
  • Sentence Fragments: Basics

Research Paper Handouts

  • Handout
  • Reference Page
  • Is It Plagiarism
  • Using Articles
  • How to Write a Title Page
  • Examples of APA Citations in References List
  • How To Start A Research Paper (APA Format)
  • Writing the First Draft Paper APA
  • Sample Outline APA
  • APA in Text Documentation
  • Documentation Exercises
  • Thesis Statement

Writing Handouts

  • Handout
  • How to Direct Quote
  • Guidelines For Writing Critiques
  • Steps for Writing a Report
  • Transitional Devices
  • Responding to Text
  • Five Useful Ways to Join Ideas
  • The Introduction Of An Essay
  • The Conclusion Of An Essay
  • Sample Response Essay
  • Sample Argumentative Essay
  • Sample Essay
  • Steps to Effective Paraphrasing and to Effective Summarizing
  • Differences between Summarizing and Paraphrasing
  • Paragraph Structure-Handout
  • Reading and Note Taking
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