Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free tutorial assistance, information, and resources for every stage of the writing process. We are excited to be your writing partner!


During the 2012-2013 academic year, 66% of the Writing Center’s clients were first-year students. 

The Writing Center offers excellent support for first-year students acclimating to college writing expectations. From assessing college-level writing assignments to planning for students’ first college research papers, the Writing Center offers resources to support first-year students’ development as scholarly writers. 

97% of the Writing Center’s clients leave their appointments highly satisfied.

After every appointment, clients have the opportunity to fill out a feedback form that allows us to maintain high standards of practice. Check out some of our clients’ reflections on their writing appointments:

“My tutor was very helpful and answered every question I had. She was prepared with a binder full of materials and the Hacker guide. She also made sure I was the one revising my writing as opposed to telling me what to write.” 

“My tutor really helped me clear up my ideas. I was trying to say a million different things in one paper, and he helped me figure out exactly what I wanted to say.” 

In 2012-2013, over 152 students had weekly standing appointments. 

Our standing appointment program allows students to meet once a week with the same peer or professional tutor. Standing appointments provide opportunities for students to make semester-long writing goals and to track their progress with peers. Students have said the following about their standing appointment experiences:

“My standing appointment exceeded my expectations. I expected my standing appointments to only help me work on papers that needed correction. I did not expect to learn new strategies that would help me work for all my classes.”

“Every time I came back to the Writing Center, my tutor noticed my improvements.”

“My tutor makes me work, makes me think, and she believes in me.”

“I took on a standing appointment to be held accountable to not just the professor but also to a tutor. I felt that reporting to a tutor would keep me from procrastinating on assignments and help me to structure my writing in a more organized fashion. Having a standing appointment gives me more responsibility, and I believe that taking on more responsibility is crucial to improving my writing.”