Trading Pizza for Papers at Writing Center

Published: November 17, 2014 | Author: Alex Homer | Read Time: 2 minutes

If you are a starving college student and are looking for some extra help on your final papers, look no further than the new Pizza for Papers event sponsored by the Southern Utah University Writing Center on Thursday, November 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Braithwaite Liberal Arts Center room 204.

Pizza for Papers is for students to gain insight on their final papers from trained writing tutors, and as the name states, grab a slice of pizza as well.

"The biggest problem with student writing is usually procrastination, so we want to provide a time and space for students to think about their writing project," said Julia Combs, assistant professor of English. "Writing is not easy. It takes time and revision and sometimes we need to bounce ideas off of each other, find readers and get some feedback on our overall organization or clarity of ideas."

Students interested in attending need to bring a version of the writing assignment at any stage of the process — finalized, rough draft or even just an idea — and the Writing Center tutors will help fine tune it. Students are asked to bring either a printed version of their assignment or a laptop.

Combs went on to say that, based on the success of the Pizza for Papers event, the Writing Center is looking to host a practice session for the writing portion of the GRE, something that SUU students would envy to get a leg-up on the competition going into graduate school. Going along with the success of the event, Combs is also hoping to continue the Pizza for Papers event in future semesters.

But help doesn't end there for students; the Writing Center is open to students for follow-up sessions in the final weeks before the semester ends.

Combs stated, "We want to provide an inviting atmosphere where students can come together with other students who have writing projects and receive support and encouragement. More than anything, we want this to be an open space that gives students a distraction-free opportunity to meet their own writing goals for the evening."

If you have any additional questions about the event, contact Julia Combs at

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