Writing Consultations

The Writing Center supports the entire college community. Peer consultants work one-on-one with student writers at every stage of the writing process—from initial brainstorming to writing drafts, and from organizing ideas to final editing. Consultants help students with writing taught in different academic disciplines, as well as other kinds of writing they might need to do while at college (e.g., cover letters for internships, résumés for job applications, personal statements for scholarships or graduate school). In addition, the director of Writing, in consultation with the individual student, may plan a program of writing practice to meet the student's needs.

Our Mission

The Writing Center is a teaching and learning workplace (not a "fix-it" shop or an editing service). We provide both appointment and drop-in writing consulting. Long-term, the Writing Center's mission is to help students become independent learners and writers, building their confidence and helping them develop writing tools for learning on their own.

How Writing Consultants Can Help:

  • Ask writers for clarification (e.g., What would you like help with today? What's your assignment? What's your thesis?)
  • Pinpoint locations where examples, details, and support would strengthen and focus an argument or narrative, or where citation information is needed, etc.
  • Challenge you to re-think, revise, and rejoice in your writing!

For Fall 2020, we are open for business — all online. We will have regularly scheduled "live" Google Meet video chat hours for students to drop in or make appointments, plus asynchronous writing feedback available using GoogleDocs, email and similar technology.

Live Google Meet hours will mostly be in the evening and the schedule will will be announced during the first week of classes. Asynchronous writing feedback will be available 24/7, though responses will generally take at least a few hours.

The Writing Center is open online, with two options for feedback about your writing.

View our live Google Meet consulting schedule, plus our 24/7 email & Google Docs consulting option.

For more information, email us:

We look forward to seeing you and your writing!