What is the Writing Center?
The Writing Center is a place where degree-seeking Corcoran students in all disciplines and of any writing level may become effective and more confident writers.
Why do people come to the Writing Center?
Students enjoy coming to the Writing Center because it is a great place to meet one-on-one with peer tutors to help you understand a class assignment, generate ideas for a paper topic, or suggest ways for you to revise your work. Although we do not write, proofread, or type the paper for you, we are always available to provide necessary information or suggest ideas that can help you improve or begin your work.
How do I get a tutoring session at the Writing Center? (How do I make an appointment?)
If you are looking for assistance at the Writing Center, then just come by! You can meet with us the same day or you can request another day to meet with a tutor by scheduling an appointment. We encourage graduate students to meet with the graduate tutors, and undergraduates to meet with the undergraduate tutors. Walk-ins are welcome or students can contact the Writing Center via firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment, and include your name, grade, what you are working on, and three suggested times.
How many times can a student visit the Writing Center?
There is no limit to the number of times a student may visit the Writing Center.
How long is a typical tutoring session?
Tutoring sessions are up to 50 minutes if you need that long. We are not always able to extend a session for more than 50 minutes; however, the tutor if is willing and able, then s/he may work with you if no other student walks-in. If you find that you need more assistance from a tutor but there is no more time, then the tutor will help schedule another appointment for you.
What if English is not my primary language?
We recommend students to schedule an appointment with the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Writing Center tutor; however, all tutors are available to help anyone.
Can I drop off or email my paper so the Writing Center can proofread and edit my paper?
The Writing Center does not accept papers that are dropped off or emailed. We do not proofread or edit student papers. Our job is to help you identify or generate your own ideas so that you can have a successful written piece of work authored by you. We can help you, edit your own paper.
Can I talk about more than one assignment in an appointment?
Students are welcome to talk about as many assignments as they want within 50 minutes.
I am a strong writer and am confident about my writing. Is the Writing Center for me?
We recommend the Writing Center for anyone whether you feel confident about writing or not. Feedback is always helpful!
Can I choose to work with the same tutor every time?
Students may choose to work with the same tutor every time. If you would like to meet with a specific tutor, then make sure that you inform them before your session is over, ask another tutor to schedule an appointment for you with your preferred tutor, or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment with the tutor of your choice.
I don’t have any writing with me, is it still okay to come in?
If you do not have any writing with you, then it is a perfect time to visit the Writing Center! The only thing that you are required to bring is your assignment sheet or a rubric from your professor.