The Academic Support Writing Center is staffed by instructional assistants and student tutors who are available to assist you on a walk-in basis with any writing or reading assignment. We will work with you in a one-on-one consultation to go over assignments, giving you the tools and resources necessary to become better writers. We welcome you to stop by the Writing Center regularly, and we’ll try our best to help you satisfy your writing needs and achieve your academic goals.
Writing Center Services
A one-on-one consultation where we discuss your writing or reading assignment with you for up to 30 minutes.
Assistance with any point in the writing process.
A discussion of strengths and weaknesses of your writing, allowing you the opportunity to take what you have learned and put it into action.
A yellow consultation sheet that documents the content we discussed during the session.
A collection of handouts, books, and other resources to help improve your writing ability.
Preparing For Your Visit
Know the specifics of the assignment, your professor’s expectations, and what you wish to accomplish during each tutoring session.
Bring all necessary materials to the session and be prepared to work with your tutor. Please bring a printed copy of your writing or a copy on your laptop. We will not be able to read your paper on your cell phone, tablet, or flash drive.
Thoroughly read all related materials (e.g. short stories, text chapters, novels, etc.)
Give considerable thought to the assignment prior to your session.
Have a specific question regarding the assignment when coming in for help.
Allow sufficient time before your assignment is due to work with your tutor.
Realize that by discussing your work-in-progress, we will guide you through prewriting, drafting, and revising. Although we will address patterns of errors in your papers, it is your responsibility to proofread and edit your own work.
Please no children, food, or drinks without spill-proof lids. Put your cellphones on vibrate and take calls out of earshot. Thank you.