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Samford University Communication Resource Center (CRC): About the CRC

Contact Us!

Come visit us!  We are located in Brooks Hall, room 222.

To make an appointment, use the form found here.

Welcome to the CRC Research Guide!

This guide provides resources and services that will help with your most common writing, research, and speaking issues.

Services for Students

Sessions are *FREE* and last approximately 10-30 minutes, and we pack a lot of assistance in those minutes!  You receive one-on-one time with a tutor who wants to help you learn to write and speak more effectively as well as read more critically. We help with any stage of the writing and speaking process--from invention/brainstorming to organizing to revising.

  • We're great at helping you develop thesis statements and topic sentences!
  • If you struggle with introductions or conclusions, we can help.
  • Need assistance with grammar questions or formatting and documentation for APA, MLA, or Chicago? We can help.
  • Uncomfortable speaking in front of your classmates? Try that speech out on us first! We'll give you pointers and help you redirect your speaking anxiety toward performance.
  • Not sure what that CP text means?

Come in and talk it over with us! We're here to help.

Services for Faculty

The Communication Resource Center strives to serve faculty as well as students, and to that end, we encourage faculty to visit the Center, mingle with the tutors, and learn how peer tutoring works.

While you're here, visit our faculty resource shelf to learn more about teaching and assessing writing and speaking. Our newest addition is Scott Warnock's Teaching Writing Online: How & Why, a National Council of Teachers of English publication (2009). This is a very useful resource for any faculty member who currently teaches writing online or who is considering teaching online.

To assist faculty, especially new faculty, we hope to add a repository of writing assignments and assessment tools. Do you have a favorite assignment or assessment tool that you would like to share? Please conntact the Center's director, Dr. Charlotte Brammer, to learn more.