Communication – both written and oral – is one of the most powerful tools Occupational Therapists have for providing effective therapy – and for educating our clients and the service organizations they rely on.
Because therapy and advocacy require the strongest communication skills, the Master of Occupational Therapy program emphasizes the development of written communication skills throughout the curriculum.
We have developed a partnership with the University Writing Center that helps our students master the writing skills they need – and to learn to think critically through the writing process.
The Writing Center helps students in three ways:
- Writing Center tutors are on duty in the University Library from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tutors can help you narrow your research focus and answer your questions about APA documentation issues.
- The Writing Center provides online assistance as well at www.govst.edu/owl. Online assistance covers everything from how to format your paper to how to cite a quotation within the paper.
- The Writing Center also offers one-on-one assistance in half hour appointments for more intensive writing issues.
Whatever writing issues you need to work on, the Writing Center provides outstanding support. Our advice: see the University Writing Center pros early, and see them often.