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HPD Effective Writing Center for the College of Health Care Sciences: Faculty Resources

Welcome to the Effective Writing Center (EWC)!

Steps for Referring Struggling Students to the EWC

When referring students who are struggling with writing and/or citation to the Effective Writing Center (EWC), please follow these steps:

  • Rather than referring the student directly to the EWC, please contact one of the writing coaches first. Speaking with professors directly helps the writing coaches provide the best service and feedback to students. Contact information for the writing coaches is as follows:

Lori Albrizio |
Gary Lewis |
Maureen O'Hara |

  • Please do not refer an entire class to the EWC. Unfortunately, we have funding for only 25 coaching slots per week for the entire College of Health Care Sciences. Direct referrals as explained above is the best way for us to maximize the center's limited resources.
  • If you have any questions about how to help students with writing and/or citation, do not hesitate to reach out to one of the writing coaches directly. Sometimes a simple email or phone consultation can help clarify issues for professors and, by proxy, their students. Writing coaches may be able to provide documentation for specific writing and/or citation concerns that professors can share with the entire class.


Dear Professor: Messages from the APA Editors

There are some things that the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (aka, APA Manual) does not cover. Some of these items include formatting for PowerPoint Presentations, outlines, and annotated bibliographies. Students are often confused about how to format items not covered in the APA Manual, so detailed instructions directly from the professor are always helpful. For further details about what APA does not cover, see these two entries from the APA Style Blog, written by the APA editors:

My Professor Says

Dear Professor... Your Students Have Questions We Can't Answer

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