Face-to-Face sessions are available for Undergraduate students.
Face-to-Face and Online sessions are available for Graduate students.
Note. The last day for Undergraduate Tutoring will be Thursday, May 2
The last day for Graduate Writing Consultations will be Thursday, May 9
We empower writers to meet their writing goals.
Location and Hours
The Writing Studio is located on the first floor of the new Student Success Center (in the Mowrey Hall building adjacent to Reisner Dining Hall) within the large Learning Center room.
The Graduate Writing Studio Office is located on the first floor of the new Student Success Center (in Mowrey Hall to the left, up the stairs) in Office 105.
Fall and Spring Hours
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Online and on-campus writing tutoring is offered during the summer term. To make an appointment for a summer course, click the Online and Off-Campus Students tab.
How to Make an Appointment
Graduate Students and Online/Off-Campus Students
Frequency of Appointments
A student is welcome to schedule up to 2 appointments per week.
To ensure we are able to meet with as many student as possible, students are not permitted to schedule more than one session for a single class in one day.
A typical session begins with an informal introduction where a tutor establishes rapport with a writer. Next, the tutor and writer discuss an assignment and the writer's learning goals for the session. Once a goal is set, the tutor and writer read through the draft together. Tutors typically address global concerns first, such as organization, thesis development, coherence, clarity, and argument before helping writers with sentence-level revisions. While moving from global to sentence-level concerns is the ideal process tutors seek to follow, writers ultimately determine goals for the session and the tutor collaborates with writers to meet their needs. Additionally, tutors help writers identify and correct mistakes on their own.
About ten minutes before a session is complete, a tutor and writer summarize accomplishments, reflect on tasks that still need to be completed, and determine steps the writer must take to accomplish his or her goals. Writers are also asked to evaluate their session by completing a brief survey, and if desired, they may schedule a follow-up consultation.
Spring 2019 Tutors
Click here to view their bios.
What Writers Say About Us
- "The writing center services have helped me to improve my writing a lot, so I would recommend them to my friends to benefit from these services.”
- "I was nervous to have someone read my work but [my tutor] made the environment supportive and friendly."
- "The tutoring sessions are very effective. My writing continues to improve with every session."
- "I feel more confident now to turn in my finished paper."
- "…Even strong writers can benefit from using this resource."
- "Amazing. I was able to have a clear mind and see things that I didn't take notice to when I was reading it over by myself."
Writing Studio Bulletins
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