Writing Studio

Tutors in the Writing Studio support student writers in their effort to master academic writing. In collaborative one-to-one tutoring sessions, the tutor and student writer talk about writing strategies and determine the writer’s goals for revision.

During the 30-minute tutoring session, a rich conversation about writing takes place between the tutor and writer. Writing tutors listen, ask questions, reflect, and respond as they and the student writer navigate together the writing project at hand. In this way, tutors help student writers clarify their purpose and ideas for the writing project. The session is held in a supportive, affirming space where all writers’ abilities, worldviews, perspectives, and languages are valued.

While the tutoring session focuses on a specific assignment or writing task, tutors work with student writers at any stage of the writer’s process, including brainstorming, outlining and organizing ideas, discussing research, developing an argument, creating cohesive supporting paragraphs, revising ideas, editing sentences, and documenting sources.

Check out writing resources on our Resources page, and enjoy the Writing Studio blog.

Opportunities for Writing

Students

Visit the Writing Studio for free face-to-face feedback on any undergraduate writing project. Make an appointment.

Access the Writing Studio site for FAQs and resources, and read our writing blog.

Consider internships that include writing as a major component.

Enroll in cool courses that focus on advancing writing knowledge. Here are a few: Playwriting, Editing, Storytelling, Intercultural Communication, Short Fiction Writing, Professional Communication, Poetry Writing, and Persuasion and Advocacy.

Lead a team of peers in campus outreach programs connected to writing, including Mosaic, the College’s literary arts journal, The Cardinal, the campus newsblog, MindBlown, a science blog, or Spread the Love, a program focused on inclusivity.

Faculty

Gain strategies for using writing in your courses through individual writing consultations.

Join the Writing Advisory Group of internal campus stakeholders who provide knowledge and feedback to ensure a vibrant and engaging writing community.

Request feedback and guidance on a specific writing assignments.

Locate resources on writing to guide you in writing practices and pedagogy.

Departments

Identify the course requirements for writing in the Quality Writing Paradigm, including first year writing, anchor courses, mid-level writing-rich courses, and upper-level writing-rich courses.

Engage in developing a plan for writing for your department, and implement assessment tools for writing in your classes.

Participate in faculty workshops and department discussions about writing.

Request semester-long collaboration on writing-rich assignments in your courses, or get feedback and guidance on immediate writing projects.