Busy students find the assistance they need at the SC4 Writing Center, located in 313 Main Building. Staffed with writing tutors and volunteer English faculty, the writing center serves as a place where students discuss not only their essays and documents for their English classes, but any writing assignment for any SC4 class.
The center’s friendly, supportive and experienced tutors consult with students one-on-one. While appointments are encouraged, students are free to drop-in, Monday-Thursday, 10:00 to 4:00. The Center also features several computers and printers for consultation and composition.
What should I bring and what do I need to know to work with a tutor in the Writing Center?
A writing center session, on average, lasts about 20-30 minutes. Students are encouraged to schedule additional meetings or continue to drop in as much as they need. If possible, students should bring the instructor’s assignment sheet or class notes detailing the requirements. At the beginning of the session, a tutor will talk to the student to find out more about the assignment: the class and type of assignment, when it’s due, and if the student needs more help getting started. If the document is in the process of completion, the tutor will review the draft with the student for the organization and support of the paper’s ideas and provide recommendations for revision and editing.
The main thing to know is that the tutor’s role is to support the writer’s goals and provide helpful feedback. Tutors are not proofreaders, and papers may not be dropped off for suggested revision and editing. The assignment must reflect the student’s own work, not the tutor’s. Students who cannot fully participate in a writing center session due to tight schedules are encouraged to complete an online submission form for the SC4 OWL. *