Writing Lab

Writing Lab
(located in the back of the LIBRARY next to Academic Support Office)
Assistant Dean Paula Kaldis
978.681.0800 X117

Orientation Hand-Out

Although writing classes are small, and students can ask for help from their instructors, MSLAW has recognized this might not be enough for some students. Therefore, the school has a Writing Lab, where students can solicit extra help with particular writing problems they might have. Staffed by MSLAW writing professors, the Lab has established hours where students can drop in as desired. Students may receive help in any writing area from grammar to organization and types of legal authority, but they may not use the Lab professors as copyeditors or proofreaders. Students may solicit help with already submitted and graded work as a means of improving or understanding their weaknesses.

The Writing Lab is accessible to both day and evening students, and is also equipped with a thesaurus, dictionary, citation manuals, and other reference books that a student might use while writing. Lab professors also have access to any drills or exercises that would benefit a student having difficulty in a particular area.

In addition to offering assistance to all students, the Writing Lab, in coordination with Assistant Dean Paula Kaldis and the Academic Resource Center, also participates in mandatory academic assistance program for students on probation. Students can email the Writing Lab professors for an appointment or drop in during the following times:

Monday, 3:00 – 6:00
Professor Victoria Dickinson
Director of Career Services & Alumni Relations
(Career Services office near Admissions)

Wednesday, 12:00 – 3:00
Professor Dorothy Linsner
(Demosthenes Room next to Academic Support)

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