Writing Resources at Peru (WRAP)

 

What We Do

Writing Resources at Peru (WRAP) provides writing support to students at Peru State College. Our services include:

  • Helping students develop a more efficient, effective individual writing process
  • Helping to plan and focus term papers and other major writing projects
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on organization, grammar, and mechanics
  • Offering workshops on research paper basics, APA style documentation, the PRAXIS Exam for Nebraska teachers, and quick tips for each stage of the writing process
  • Providing tutoring and support for English Language Learners

Where We Are

WRAP is located on the first floor of the library, behind the computer room.

Schedule an appointment

How We Work

1.     Drop in during office hours:

  • Tuesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday noon to 5 p.m. (based on library hours)

2.     Schedule an appointment Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday outside scheduled office hours. Be ready to provide the following information.

  • First and Last name
  • Email address
  • Name of the course and the assignment
    • (You can also get help with a cover letter, resume, or other writing project) 
  • Stage of the writing process that you want help with:
    • Planning and preparation
    • Creating a draft
    • Editing/revising a draft

4. Submit a draft electronically for review. 

  • This option is available only after an individual WRAP session on the same assignment. 
  • Submit at least 24 hours in advance of requested time and must allow time during WRAP office hours. (Submissions made on a Friday may not be reviewed until Sunday.)
  • WRAP will provide only one complete review per student per assignment.
    • Students may re-submit specific sections of a paper after making suggested updates.
  • Click here to submit your draft for review.

Making the Most of Your WRAP Session

  • Ask your instructor if there are any limits or restrictions on the assistance you can request.
  • Ask your instructor if there are any areas you should focus on.
  • Don’t wait until the last minute. Allow time to think about questions and suggestions made during your session before you submit the paper.
  • Know which stage of the process you need help with: Planning and organizing? Drafting content? Editing your finished work? Research citations? 
  • Remember: You own the assignment.  Be specific about what you need help with.

Helpful questions for WRAP sessions:

  • Is my thesis clear?
  • Do I need more support for a particular point?
  • Are my research sources acceptable for my topic?
  • There are two ways I could organize the paper. Which one works better?

Unhelpful questions:

  • How can I make my paper better?
  • I don’t know what the instructor wants.
  • I need to get a B on this.