Words of Wisdom
It's okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn't give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don't like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good writing when you read it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable.
The University Writing Center supports writing and public speaking for graduate and undergraduate students across the university, with particular emphasis on supporting W and C courses. Our priorities are as follows:
- To help graduate and undergraduate students practice the habits of mature composers of written and oral communication.
- To provide resources for faculty and Graduate Assistant Teachers for integrating best writing and oral communication pedagogy into courses across the disciplines and in the core curriculum.
As a unit of Undergraduate Studies, the University Writing Center shares a mission to “help undergraduates reach their full academic potential, enrich their educational program with deep and purposeful learning experiences, and gain the skills needed to continue professional development throughout their lives” and further shares the mission of Texas A&M University by contributing to student success, retention, and timely graduation and by improving access and support for students from diverse geograpical, socio-economic, and ethnic backrounds.
We acknowledge and celebrate language diversity and growth. We provide an environment in which students’ learning differences are respected and addressed, and where students are encouraged to explore their diverse voices. We embrace the university’s diversity initiatives and continually assess our progress to maintain accountability to and recognition of our unique Aggie community.