Our Center is staffed by a group of trained undergraduate Writing Consultants from a variety of majors. Our mission is to collaborate with writers from across the academic disciplines to nurture individuals’ unique writing practices, to guide writers to hone their own writing processes, and to cultivate an equitable learning environment.
Our Writing Consultants provide one-on-one assistance with papers and written work from all disciplines at any stage of the drafting process—from brainstorming through final revision. We work with writers to strengthen their critical thinking, deepen their rhetorical awareness, and to approach writing with confidence. We can help writers at all skill levels define an appropriate topic, break down assignments, organize material, analyze written drafts for strengths and weaknesses, revise, edit, and so forth.
What to Expect During a Session
Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. The Writing Center is not an editing service; Consultants are not here simply to “fix” student papers. Sessions are conversation-based, and the goal of our work is to guide writers to an understanding of their writing processes in order to help them best implement techniques for approaching their own work. Students work together with Writing Consultants to discuss and practice strategies for their writing. Each session is tailored to the writer’s individual concerns, and final decisions about assignments are always left to the student.
Making an Appointment
We offer appointments in-person or online. Drop-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred. Please note that it is best to consult with a writing tutor as early as possible in the writing process for a given assignment.
Students can look in My Success Network in Jasper Connect to find the Writing Center and click "Schedule" to make an appointment or click here for the direct link. For guidance on how to use the system, view the quick video below.
For guidance on how to access your online Writing Center session please view the brief tutorial below.
Select sections of ENGL 110 participate in the Writing Fellows program that provides students with additional academic support to help students achieve proficiencies for college level reading and writing. Writing Fellows are upperclassmen who received an A in the course, attends class with students in the course and who then facilitates workshops and consultations on writing skills needed across curriculums and for the course.
Students participating in a section of Writing Fellows can find workshop and consultation dates and times here on Jasper Connect through their course listing.