Writing Specialist Services
Dr. Betsy Craig, Writing Specialist at Furman, is here to help students with academic writing challenges. Services include:
- One-on-one academic writing support for students needing help with specific language issues such as grammar, mechanics, and punctuation to enhance clarity, cohesion, and conciseness.
- Workshops for academic skills such as listening, note-taking, reading, speaking, presentation, pronunciation, and academic vocabulary for English as a second language learners.
- Faculty support for classroom writing instruction in common areas of difficulty for college writers including: paraphrasing/summarizing, plagiarism avoidance, subject/verb agreement, pronoun/antecedent agreement, verb tense consistency, and stylistic devices.
This office is also where students will come for plagiarism tutorials when in violation of Furman's academic integrity policies.
Want to improve your vocabulary? Check out one of Dr. Craig's recommended websites: Word Genius.
How to Make an Appointment
Appointments can be made with Dr. Craig by accessing her calendar via Success@Furman. Click on the image below to view PDF instructions:
Success@Furman appointment instructions.pdf
Dr. Craig's office hours are Monday through Friday:
- 9:00AM to 1:00PM
- 2:00PM to 4:00PM
If you need to see Dr. Craig outside of these hours, please, contact her directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before You Meet with Dr. Craig
When visiting Dr. Craig for writing support in the Center for Academic Success (002C Duke Library, Ground Floor), you need to send an electronic copy by email attachment in the form of a Word document (not a PDF) prior to your appointment.
The document should be double-spaced to allow for editing comments. An electronic copy may be uploaded to Box to facilitate any collaborative editing.