Welcome to the Writing Center!

The Academic Success center, located in the lower level of the academic building, offers writing tutor help with writing assignments for any class.  We are here to help you improve your writing on individual assignments as well as help build your writing skills for long term success as a writer.  We will help you learn to recognize the types of problems that are specific to your writing—organization, structure, punctuation and grammar.

Tutors will offer you advice and suggestions, but remember that tutors are not your proofreader or editor; we are here to help you learn to recognize and solve your own writing problems.

How can we help?  We are happy to see you at any stage of your writing process. We can help you read through the assignment description, brainstorm ideas, and draft an outline.  As you write the paper, we can discuss the organization and flow of your ideas.  When revising  your draft, we can consider larger issues such as if your argument meets the intent of the assignment. The best way to prepare for a writing tutor appointment is to consider what you would like to discuss.

Keep in mind that tutoring is for all students regardless of skill level, but tutors are not a replacement for your instructor.  Seek out advice from your instructors–talk to them and see them during their office hours.  You have a great deal of support on campus so use your resources!

Services:

Tutoring: Tutors are here to help you improve your your overall skills as a writer. Tutoring is by appointment so sign up in the ASC or contact us through this website. Our hours vary by semester, so see the schedule as posted on campus monitors and on schedules posted throughout campus buildings.

Workshops:  Occasionally you will receive notices about workshops offered by the ASC.  Currently we offer Writing the College Application Essay, A Grammar and Punctuation Booster Shot, and Proofreading Strategies.  Have an idea for a workshop?  Let us know!

Class Visits:  Instructors, to introduce your students to the tutoring services available to them, we are happy to visit your class.  Five minutes is often all it takes to preview what is available, and explain how to make and prepare for an appointment.