Writing Center Shuffle

The writing center
At Ohio State
We don’t proofread
Or edit mistakes
So come to brainstorm
Or bring a draft
We’ll help you out
Along your path
And we’ll talk to you
You can take charge
And be the great writer
We know you are
But first some guidelines
So you can guess
Just what will happen
When you see us next
So, most people think they’re gonna go to the writing center and like get their paper proofread or edited, but that’s not what we do. We’re more interested in the broader organizational concerns or like patterns of error, that once you identify them, they’re gonna make you a better writer. Because you want to be a better writer, you don’t just wanna be like a better paper. 
We work with you one on one
Better writing through conversation
Talk all your issues through
Find a brand new point of view
Organize your argument
Maybe get some compliments
One step closer to outta sight
When you work with consultants you know
It’s all all right
It’s all all right
We can help you with anything you need to write
It’s all all right
It’s all all right
We can help you at the center where we write
We’ll sit down with you and chitchat about the weather, then sorta like get down to business and make an agenda based on everything you’re concerned about. Because it’s your session, we’re just, we’re just there to help. 
Bring any subject
We’ll do our best
To be a good reader
And respond to your requests
We’re trained and ready
Walk in our door
We’ll be the writing nerds
You’ll come to adore
Look, we know writing is like a difficult process and everybody has their own, so we’re willing to meet you wherever you want to be. Like, if you don’t even have anything written, we will brainstorm with you based on the assignment description. If you have like the last draft of your dissertation, we’ll help you read it over and go through it. And just, I dunno, we’ll meet you where you are. 
We work with you one on one
Better writing through conversation
Talk all your issues through
Find a brand new point of view
Organize your argument
Maybe get some compliments
One step closer to outta sight
When you work with consultants you know
It’s all all right
It’s all all right
We can help you with anything you need to write
It’s all all right
It’s all all right
We can help you at the center where we write
That’s pretty much it, um, all that’s left if for you to hang out with us. So, sign up online and drop in for a session. We’ll see you soon!


April 2015: Recorded as a part of a writing tutor course at Ohio State University. It's got a groove. And I got an A. The only song I'll ever beatbox on.