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Statements for Syllabi and Canvas

You can encourage your students to come to the writing center by mentioning us on your syllabus or uploading our informational module to your Canvas site. You can use and edit the short statements provided below.

Statement for On-Campus Courses

The Howe Writing Center (HWC) recognizes that all writers have more to learn and supports Miami students and alumni in this process. Thus, I encourage you to schedule an appointment for academic, personal, and professional writing at any stage in your writing process—whether you are brainstorming ideas, revising first drafts, or polishing final drafts. The HWC offers appointments on the Oxford campus and online. For more information, please watch this short Introduction to the HWC video and visit the HWC website.

Statement for Online and Study Abroad Courses

The Howe Writing Center (HWC) recognizes that all writers have more to learn and supports Miami students and alumni in this process. Thus, I encourage you to schedule an appointment for academic, personal, and professional writing at any stage in your writing process—whether you are brainstorming ideas, revising first drafts, or polishing final drafts. The HWC offers live online appointments (via video or chat) and written online appointments (via Google Docs or email). For more information, please visit the HWC website.

Canvas Informational Module

We also have an informational module that you can import into your course from Canvas Commons. The module includes one page for on-campus services and one for online services, so you can include whichever may be relevant to your students and place them wherever you would like within your course (such as before a new writing assignment). To find our module in Canvas Commons, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Canvas and click "Commons" in the left, black navigation pane
  2. Search "Howe Writing Center"
  3. Click on the "Howe Writing Center Informational Module"
  4. Click the "Import into Course" button on the right

finding HWC module in Canvas Commons