Introduce Students to the Howe Writing Center

One of the best ways to encourage your students to make an appointment at the Howe Writing Center (HWC) is to talk with them about our Center and show the introductory video below. The video was produced with help from our writing consultants. It covers the services we offer and includes instructions for making appointments.


Statements for Syllabi and Canvas

You can encourage your students to use 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.

Online Appointments

The Howe Writing Center (HWC) and English Language Learner Writing Center (ELLWC) recognize that all writers have more to learn and provide free support to Miami students and alumni in this work. The HWC offers help with academic, personal, and professional writing at any stage in the writing process, from brainstorming to polishing. The ELLWC offers more specialized help for students whose first language is not English and who need particular assistance with grammar, word usage, style, and punctuation. Neither the HWC nor the ELLWC will edit your work; both will help students develop better strategies for invention, revision, and self-editing. Please visit our websites to learn more, and to sign up for an online writing consultation appointment.

For Canvas Informational Modules

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