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Academic Support & Access Center

Questions?

  • Academic Support & Access Center
    202-885-3360
    Fax: 202-885-1042
    asac@american.edu
    Mary Graydon Center, Room 243

    Monday-Friday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

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Writing Mentors for the Learning Services Program

Students in the Learning Services Program are enrolled in the same sections of the freshman College Writing course. The LSP writing mentors have weekly individual meetings with LSP students to help them along every stage of the writing process. Initial brainstorming, formulation of thesis, outlining, topic sentences, transitions, grammar, and final fine-tuning are topics that are addressed throughout the semester.  

Though these meetings are designed to accomplish specific assignments for College Writing, the mentors are cognizant of the writing that will be expected of students during their tenure at AU and therefore incorporate various broader strategies so that students are well prepared for future writing-intensive classes.