The Writing Workshop is a student-staffed program designed to provide assistance at any stage of the writing process, from initial brainstorming to final drafts. We are sophomores, juniors, and seniors, selected and trained to work with you in an informal, non-judgmental setting. We can help you solidify an idea, develop a thesis, organize a paper, or tighten and unify an argument. We can also help with sentence structure, style, and grammar. You can bring us any type of writing from any field — essays, lab reports, seminar papers — and anything in between.
Use the calendar at the right to select the date when you’d like to have an appointment. All tutoring sessions are held in the Writing Workshop at the entrance of Sawyer Library.
Standard hours of operation: Sun-Thurs 10am-midnight, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm
We offer both Drop-In Sessions and Hour-Long Appointments at our location in the foyer of the Sawyer Library.
Drop-In Sessions work best for students who have more specific, less complex questions about writing or for those who need “spontaneous support” while in the midst of writing. On-duty tutors work with students on a first-come-first-served basis only, so assistance is not guaranteed, especially at busier times of the semester.
Hour-Along Appointments must be scheduled in advance using our online scheduler. Making an advanced appointment assures students an hour-long block of time with a tutor of their choosing. This option is best for students who want plenty of time to work on a paper assignment or who want more substantial feedback from a writing tutor.
Note that the Writing Workshop closes for each semester on the final day of classes.
For students who feel they need more directed support in order to develop their writing skills, we also offer the Writing Partner Program; a Writing Partner is a peer tutor who is paired with a student to provide specialized support for writing assignments across the entire span of the semester. Limited numbers of Writing Partners are available, so students are encouraged to make their requests as early in the semester as possible. To learn more, click on the link to the left.