What Do We Do?
The Writing Center is staffed by trained and certified peer tutors. We are strong writers in different disciplines, and work at the WC because we are interested in supporting other student writers!
The purpose of the Writing Center is to give you a place where you can get one-on-one help with any writing assignment or project. You can visit the WC at any point in your writing process: from generating ideas, to establishing an organizational structure, to polishing a final draft. Our goal is to collaborate with you as you develop new skills, and to support you in becoming a confident, independent writer.
Where Are We and How Does it Work?
We are located in Jones 105 C. Half-hour appointments are available by signing up online. We will also take drop-in appointments as long as the tutor on duty is free.
What Can You Do to Prepare for an Appointment?
Our service is absolutely free, so simply bring the assignment guidelines that were provided by your instructor. The text(s) you are using can also be helpful--the books, readings, or other materials you're working with. If possible, come with specific questions about your work. But if you aren't even sure where those questions start, that's okay.
Arrangements can be made for the Writing Center Director or peer tutors to visit your classrooms to speak about our services or offer writing support. In the past, talks have ranged from the writing process in general, to persuasive writing, to creating a timeline for research papers. Staff have also assisted during peer review and led workshops using a student writing sample.