Tutorials

Two Students working at the Writing Center

How to Schedule

Scheduling is easy! Just give us a call at 978.542.6491. Appointments are on a first come, first serve basis, so it’s best to call at least 24 hours ahead of time.

You can also stop by the Writing Center and make an appointment in person: we’re located in the Learning Commons, LIB 113, in the Frederick E. Berry Library.

While we sometimes take walk-ins, you are highly encouraged to call ahead and schedule an appointment.

What to Bring

We can help you at any stage of the writing process—from the very beginning to the very end!

We ask that you bring in as much information as possible. If you have a draft or outline written, bring them in! But also bring in any prompts your instructor might have given you, your class syllabus, instructor comments, and any other information regarding your paper. The more you bring, the better we can help you.

Individualized Assistance

Because our tutors work on a one-to-one basis, we can address your writing needs and respond to your particular questions. This individualized approach allows us to address your priorities and focus on your concerns.

Every session in the Writing Center is different from the next. We begin wherever you are, whether you need to brainstorm ideas for a paper, talk about audience and purpose, develop support for an argument, organize a paper, or identify grammatical problems at the later stages of a draft.

Tutors don't 'correct' papers; instead, we help you write, revise, and eventually edit your work. Remember that while we can make tremendous progress in a 45-minute or hour-long session, it's unlikely that we'll be able to address everything in that time. Follow-up appointments are always encouraged. In fact, some writers sign up for a weekly appointment, all semester long.

"I feel lucky to have found this resource! All students, from freshmen to final-year graduate students, would benefit from talking about their writing assignments with a Writing Center tutor." -Graduate Student, English MAT

Help from Careful Listeners

Writing Center Tutors are trained to help you convey your ideas as effectively as possible. They do this by listening to you carefully, reading through your document, and giving you expert feedback. The goal of Writing Center sessions isn’t to simply edit or proofread your papers. Instead, our tutors will help you understand the expectations of your readers and address those expectations as effectively as possible.

No matter what your concerns are or how far along your paper is, we can help! Give us a call today: 978.542.6491.