Welcome to the MALS Writing Center!
The MALS Writing Center (MWC) at East Tennessee State University is a supplemental resource designed to reinforce MALS students' understanding of writing as a tool for learning, as well as for communicating their contributions to scholarly knowledge. The MWC provides information about the specific kinds of writing required in an interdisciplinary graduate program and includes a Web site with static content available continuously, as well as interactive writing support services.
Students may work one-on-one with the MALS Writing Consultant, an alumn who distinguished herself in the MALS program at ETSU, and who thus understands the unique writing and research demands made of students in graduate liberal studies. This peer-oriented model provides support outside the formal classroom for students who can benefit from additional help developing the high-level writing and research skills required in their programs of study, or simply offers an extra set of eyes to give feedback on already-strong work. (See Intended Uses and Conditions for a complete description of the MWC's purpose and policies.) The MALS Writing Consultant holds online office hours each week through Google Drive and Google Chat, as well as schedules face-to-face appointments upon request.
The expanding menu to the right contains links to information specifically for interdisciplinary writers and scholars. The lefthand navigation menu contains information about how to contact the MALS Writing Consultant and make use of her services. You may also consult the site map to help you navigate the MWC Website.
The MWC is directed by Dr. Jill LeRoy-Frazier, Associate Professor of Liberal Studies at ETSU.