Our Mission

The Writing Lab is a free academic support service for all members of the Augsburg community. Our purpose in the Writing Lab is to collaborate with students in order to facilitate their engagement with the writing process – from brainstorming ideas and thesis formation to proofreading the final draft and providing editing strategies.

The Writing Lab staff members have also compiled many grammar worksheets and various handouts that provide information at all steps of the writing process. The Writing Lab can help writers deal with writer’s block, audience awareness, argumentation, organization, grammar, research skills, the conventions of academic writing, English as a Foreign Language, and issues of clarity and style. By enlisting the students’ active involvement in this process through individual tutoring, useful writing handouts, and interactive dialogue, we encourage them to understand their writing strengths and weaknesses.

The Writing Lab’s goal is to produce better writers who will compose well-developed, well-structured, and coherent papers. By these means, we build positive tutor-writer relationships. We look forward to seeing you!

Remember the text we work on is your paper, and you set the agenda for each session. Please remember to bring the assignment if possible and a hard copy of your work in progress. Try to come toward the beginning of each shift so we will have enough time to be helpful to you.