Office of Academic Services
Volume 2, Winter 2009
The Staff of Academic Services
Fa r q
Wishes You a Great Winter Semester!
Miami (Kendall) Campus
Rita has been a writing
tutor at NSU for two years.
She has a bachelor of arts
degree in English and
women’s studies and a Director’s Message
master of fine arts degree With the semester in full swing, I would One of the most beneficial resources
in creative writing from
like to remind you of the variety of we house is the library of math CDs,
University. Rita has taught support services available through the which can reinforce or clarify concepts
basic and advanced Office of Academic Services. In addition presented in your math classes.
composition and creative to offering tutoring and testing services, Please feel free to stop by our main
writing at NSU and Miami our main campus facility houses a quiet campus front desk and inquire about
Dade College. “I let study area where you can drop in these additional resources.
students know that I am a between classes to study, as well as
writer too. You have to reference solution manuals. We also I wish you much continued success on
practice what you preach,” have a computer resource room and your journey at NSU and beyond. We
says Rita. several small group study rooms, which are ready and eager to be of support
Jane-in-the-Box, Rita’s first
may be reserved on a first come, first and assistance.
poetry collection (March
Street Press, 2008), takes serve basis.
a figure from classic Lisa Walther-Austin, Director
English literature, Jane
Eyre, and reinvents her
with tattoos, fishnets, and
modern feminism. Page 1
Writing Center Poem
By Noreen Groover Lape
Director of the Columbus State University
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Welcome New Tutors
University and Broward Faculty Corner
College. She has been a We welcome the new tutors
writing tutor in the Office Would you like a workshop on APA
of Academic Services or MLA writing format brought to
who joined our family this
since 2004 and enjoys your classroom? Would you like us semester.
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