The Center provides in-person consultations for both undergraduates and graduates in three locations, the Williams Building (Room 222), the William Johnston Building (Ground Floor platform) and the Strozier Library (First Floor tutoring area). We also provide remote consultations via Zoom. For those who can’t meet with us for any reason, we also offer written feedback in response to your submitted draft.
Please note that due to the COVID crisis all RWC appointments will be either via Zoom (synchronous) or for written feedback (asynchronous) through Summer 2021. We expect to resume in-person appointment in Fall 2021.
Our consultants look forward to talking with you, discussing your work, and answering your questions on any writing or college-level reading related topic from your overall relationship with language to the exact use of citations, and everything in between.
As undergraduates, you will often first encounter the Reading-Writing Center while taking a first-year composition class. Our consultants, who are all students themselves, are on hand to help and support you through your first experiences of college-level writing. We are happy to talk about every aspect of your engagement with language, writing, and college-level reading.
You don’t have to be struggling to visit us! We can be your sounding board or your first reader; we can help you get started with a project and keep going; we will listen to whatever you have to say about Standard Academic English, writing “rules” and your personal relationship with language, and we will support your decisions about your own voice as a writer. And of course we will also help if you have specific questions – or would like suggestions – about the structure, clarity, and flow of a draft assignment; or about your (or your professor’s) sentence-level concerns around grammar and punctuation. Again, the final decisions will be yours.
We regularly meet with graduate students working on theses and dissertations and other long-form projects such as articles for publication. Ideally, these dialogues become a collaboration that includes input from advisers, so that consideration is given to both form and content as the project develops. We also frequently work with bilingual and multilingual students at the graduate level, addressing the particular challenges of producing a long manuscript in academic English. We are happy to help, not only with the text in hand, but also with strategic approaches to producing your best written work.