Why to Visit the Writing Workshop

Peer writing tutoring can help you hone your writing skills and clarify your thoughts.

Your peer writing tutor can help you:

  • brainstorm ideas for an academic paper
  • talk about writing prompts and outlines
  • discuss early drafts of papers, including questions about whether a thesis statement is clear and well-argued or how to best structure an argument

We encourage you to come to the Workshop early and often! We love discussing first drafts and then revisiting those papers when you’ve revised them, to help ensure all of your ideas are fully realized.

When you visit the Workshop, expect to have a high-level discussion about your writing style and how you might more effectively communicate your ideas. While issues of grammar and mechanics may come up, this is not the main focus of our work; our tutors are not trained copyeditors or proofreaders.

If your paper is longer than 10 pages, please book two, back-to-back appointments with the same tutor. If your paper is under that limit, only book one appointment. During our busiest times, sessions are limited to one per week.

*Please note that our tutors are not trained to review or give feedback on creative writing.

To visit the Writing workshop, make an appointment through TutorTrac. For the 2020-2021 academic year, all tutoring is online. Find directions on how to make an appointment here

If you have any questions about working with a writing tutor, please reach out to interim director Julia Munemo.