Our core values and philosophy
The Lane Tech Writing Center promotes the development of personal writing style, writing instruction, and the use of writing as a ubiquitous, powerful, and necessary agent of self-advocacy and understanding. Writing is the vehicle which drives self-learning and sustains egalitarian academia and, as such, we are committed to promoting collaborative conversation and constructive learning environments in which writers can thrive. We aim to validate individual voices and, as a result, we are open to students of all different skill levels, backgrounds, and interests. We believe self-development can best be achieved through continual revision, critical inquiry, and reflection. We believe in making a better writer, not better writing - creating a better process, not a better product.
Every Idea Is a valid one
Nothing you say is wrong. Your thoughts are yours and completely valid. We are not here to judge you or nudge you towards the universally "correct" answer.
ANYONE WHO WRITES ANYTHING IS A WRITER
You don't have to be acclaimed to be a writer. I'm a writer. You're a writer.
THE WRITING PROCESS IS FLUID
There is no "right" way to start and finish your paper. You must create a writing process that best serves you, even if it doesn't adhere to traditional processes.
WRITING IS POWERFUL - strive to understand it
You further yourself and your interpersonal, communicative, and expressive goals when you work on honing your writing skills.
Make Your voice heard
Your voice is a privilege that someone else doesn't have. Speak up. Fill the silence.