Faculty Information

Referring Students to the Writing Center

The Writing Center serves students from all disciplines and at all levels of proficiency. Our peer tutors are able to help your students at each step of the writing process.  This help may include understanding assignments, setting research and writing goals, brainstorming and developing controlling ideas, revising drafts for clarity and complexity, and providing editing strategies and practice.  Writing Center tutors will not proofread papers for students.  Instead, tutors help students learn to recognize their sentence-level errors, to locate them in the context of their own writing, and to correct them.  Since writing growth is developmental, students’ essays may not demonstrate marked improvement immediately. However, with continued tutoring and classroom instruction, students can and will become competent academic writers. 

Feel free to complete a Faculty Referral Form to send with your student for his or her first tutoring session.

"Why Visit Your Campus Writing Center?" by Ben Rafoth

ENGL 1000/1006/3000 and ESL Faculty

Faculty Resources

Developmental Feeback, by Ann Krabach, discusses effective ways to provide helpful feedback on students' writing.

Faculty Referral Form

Teaching with Writing

Designing Assignments

Plagiarism Resource Site

Peer Review Practices