New Student Resources

Maybe you’re stopping by because resources were encouraged as part of your Directed Self-Placement recommendation. Or maybe you’re a first-year student looking for some ways to improve your writing. No matter what brought you to this page, we’re glad you’re here, and we hope the following resources will help you develop successful writing practices at Wake Forest and for the rest of your life.

The Wake Forest Writing Center

The number one resource we recommend is to come by the Writing Center and meet with one of our tutors! Just getting an assignment and need help getting started? Just finished a paper and want help cleaning it up? Wherever you are in the process, the Writing Center can help. Click here to make an appointment. Drop by the Writing Center in 426 Z. Smith Reynolds Library for more information or help making an appointment.

The Wake Forest Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success

According to their website, “The Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (CLASS) provides study skills training and counseling.  Students can learn to read critically, take notes effectively, manage their time, improve their motivation, increase their reading speed, and prepare for tests. Students with a wide range of learning and other documented disabilities may also receive academic support, training, and advocacy through the Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success.” Stop by CLASS in 118 Reynolda Hall (Hearn Plaza entrance) for more information.

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

The reference desk on the 4th floor of the libraryZSR Library (not far from the Writing Center!) is a great place go to for research help. Librarians are able to answer questions, help you find databases, and work with you on citing your sources. Can’t come by in person? You can ask a librarian or chat with a librarian from the comfort of your residence hall room. ZSR frequently holds citation workshops (check their website for updates). You can also set up a personal research session with a librarian.

Your Instructor!

Need help with your writing assignments? Talk to your professors! (Who better  to talk to about assignments than the people who wrote them!). Email them (politely) to set up meetings, visit their office hours, or try to catch them after class. This is a great place to start if you need help.

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