Writing Center

If You Write, You Belong Here

Summer 2020 Tutoring Is Available June 8 to August 6

All tutoring will be conducted in an online format through StanTutor 

Location: Library Annex, LX13—physical location closed through Fall 2020 See Map

The Writing Center works collaboratively with undergraduates and graduate students to help them develop and craft their writing. Tutors help writers approach their writing assignments and develop their own writing process. Usually, tutors first help writers address larger issues, such as focus, organization, and development; then, tutors assist writers with sentence-level issues, such as grammar, punctuation, and diction.

Services

Weekly Tutoring Appointments

Meet with a tutor weekly on the same day and time for a 50-minute session. Together you will develop priorities for improving your writing over a period of time. Go to StanTutor to schedule a weekly appointment. Offered Fall and Spring terms.

Same-day Tutoring

Onsite Same-Day tutoring has been suspended.  You may make an appointment at StanTutor up to 24 hours before you would like to work with a tutor.

Online Tutoring

All writing help is now online. Online writing tutors will use Zoom to collaborate with writers. Offered Fall, Summer, and Spring terms.

W.O.R.D

Students have access to links, handouts, and other interactive resources to get help with a variety of writing issues and concerns. Our Writer's Online Resource Directory (W.O.R.D.) can be accessed during a tutoring session in the Writing Center or from your personal device for help while you are writing.

WPST Preparation

The WPST has been suspended until further notice.

Faculty Resources

The Faculty Resources page provides information for instructors whose classes incorporate one hour of workshop in the Writing Center (ENGL 1001/1006/3000 and ESL courses). There is also information on referring students to the Writing Center for help, referral forms, and guidance on providing students with feedback on their writing.

ESL Tutoring

Students enrolled in ESL 1000 will attend a weekly one-on-one tutoring session as part of their ESL course requirement. The Writing Center also offers specialized ESL tutoring to students not enrolled in ESL courses. Go to StanTutor to set up a weekly online appointment and select ESL 1000 under the course option.