Services

Tutoring

The Writing Center is a free service administered by the Department of English and Foreign Languages to provide support for student writers and faculty across campus. The Center's services include:

Individual and Small Group Tutoring

A staff of faculty from the Department of English and Foreign Languages and trained peer tutors from a variety of disciplines provides free individual and small group tutoring for students at all stages of the writing process. They can help students to understand writing assignments, develop research strategies, generate ideas, use prewriting strategies, organize ideas, structure essays, identify areas for revision, improve editing and proofreading skills, develop "action plans" for papers, and review grammar and mechanics. Tutors will NOT write any portion of a student's paper, correct or edit the paper for the student, tutor the course subject matter, or comment on a professor's assignments or grades. Tutoring is available by appointment and on a walk-in basis.

Access to Internet, Computer Assisted, and Print Resources

The Writing Center is equipped with workstations and internet access, as well as a small library of CD-ROM and print writing resources. Tutors can assist students with searching library and internet sources and using CD-ROM and print references on a variety of topics related to the writing process, grammar, diction, style, mechanics, and documentation, of sources using major academic styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE).