With the close of the Spring semester, the Writing Center shifts into summer mode, with reduced staff availability. Additionally, we will continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future. Students and faculty wishing to consult with the Center may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Contact the Writing Center
Writing is a cornerstone of a liberal arts education. By developing the skills and habits of mind that enable effective communication, students prepare to engage meaningfully with the world. The Writing Center empowers students to develop their own processes and voices as writers, speakers, readers, and learners. Our commitment to inclusion, creativity, and rigorous intellectual engagement informs our approaches to individual consultations, group instruction, programming, and pedagogical support. [Read our full statement on mission, values, and goals here.]
At the Writing Center, a professional staff of writing and speaking associates is eager to listen to your ideas and facilitate conversations about process and pedagogy for harnessing the written and spoken word.
Visit us in 101 Charles Pratt Hall. Make an appointment to visit us during the academic year: Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Sunday 11 am - 8 pm.
We offer a wide variety of services for students, including individual appointments and workshops.
We offer services for faculty, including in-class workshops designed to meet the writing or speaking needs of your students, pedagogical consultations, and occasional seminars on the teaching of writing. In addition, we offer occasional writing retreats during academic breaks and a liaison program to better connect writing associates with the faculty of First-Year Seminars.
We offer individual consultation and coaching for students, faculty and staff, and faculty may request customized speaking support for their courses.
The following web sites present relevant advice, examples, and instruction on a broad range of writing topics, from process to genre to mechanical.
The Thesis Research Table is a weekly Zoom gathering for students beginning a large, independent research project (including but not limited to honors theses). The Table is a time to build a network of support from peers and instructional staff from the Writing Center and Library, to build skills useful for sustaining remote research projects, and to share strategies for balancing productivity and wellness in an uncertain time. Each week will focus on an aspect of the research and writing process, with topics announced through the Daily Mammoth. Drop in or attend regularly. Hosted by Blake Doherty (Frost Library) and Jessica Kem (Writing Center). Wednesdays, 2-3pm, June 10-July 15. [Zoom link to come via email]