Located inside the Academic IV building on the 2nd floor, the Writing Center assists students in any writing project they might have, whether it is an English paper, a research paper for sociology, or something the writer is working on outside of classes. When students come to the Center, instructors Frank Sherwood and Renee Thompson or one of the student tutors will answer questions the students have about writing, English grammar, MLA, or formatting, and guide students in improving their writing. The goal is the student writer becoming independent, insightful, and knowledgeable about the possibilities in writing, not just the immediate text, although certainly the immediate text is important.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. in the summer)
Schedules for individual tutors vary and are posted next to the door of the Writing Center.
Appointments are not required, but are strongly recommended. Students can sign up for appointment times on the schedule posted on the inside of the window of the Writing Center.
What Students Should Bring to a Tutoring Session:
- a hardcopy of the project or essay
- a pen or pencil
- relevant materials, such as the assignment guidelines, research materials, or the textbook
- comments or directions from the instructor
- specific questions or goals
What Students Should NOT Expect from a Tutoring Session:
- to drop off assignments for proofreading. The student must be present.
- To have the tutor make the corrections. The student will make the corrections.
- To get an “A” on an assignment. The Writing Center cannot promise an “A”.
- To wait until the last minute to get help. The student should come in two or three or more days before the assignment is due, so that the student can thoughtfully revise the assignment.