The Academic Success Center, located in the lower level of the academic building, offers writing assistance for assignments in any class. We are here to help you improve your writing on individual assignments as well as to help build your writing skills for long-term success as a writer. We will help you learn to recognize issues that are specific to your writing—organization, structure, punctuation, and grammar.
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.
Tutors will offer 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 specific writing issues so that you grow as a writer.
Tutoring: Tutors are here to help you improve your overall skills as a writer. Tutoring is by appointment so sign up in the ASC or send an email to Claire Reinke to request an appointment by giving date/s and time/s that may work for you. Tutoring hours vary by semester, so see the schedule as posted on the ASC door, on campus monitors and 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.