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Writing Center

The Writing Center is your writing resource at Washington College. We offer one-to-one, individualized writing tutorial sessions as well as group writing workshops.

imageOur peer consultants are experienced student writers who come from a variety of majors and interests. Our professional staff serves as a resource for faculty and staff, both in the classroom as facilitators of peer review and other workshops and also as knowledgeable consultants and educators in student writing development. We’re proud to support the Washington College community and to contribute to the vibrant writing culture here at the College.

What happens in a Writing Center Session?

Each session with a writing consultant lasts about 45 minutes. You and the consultant will read and discuss the piece of writing you are working on. By the time you leave the Writing Center you should have a clearer sense of where you want to go next and some strategies to help you get there.

What can I bring to the Writing Center?

Wherever you are in the writing process, regardless of the course or discipline, we can help! You don’t even have to have anything written yet! Our consultants are happy to work with you on
  • brainstorming at the start of an assignment
  • developing and sustaining an argument
  • clarifying your paper’s organization, transition, and flow
  • writing in American academic English, for those who are Engligh Language Learners
  • developing your Senior Capstone/Thesis projects
  • preparing work for publication or submission to writing contests or prizes
  • incorporating research and sources effectively
  • citing sources accurately in MLA, APA, or Chicago style
  • crafting personal statements for internships, scholarships, and/or graduate school applications
  • developing cover letters for job applications
  • any writing you are working on

 

EVENT GALLERY

 

SCHEDULED HOUrS*

Monday - Friday
10:30am - 5:30pm
Goldstein 106 
Sundays
4:30pm - 8:30pm
Miller Library (2nd Floor)

 

*Drop-in sessions may be available, but we highly recommend booking appointments in advance.

DROP-IN ONLY HOURS*

Monday - Thursday
6:30pm-8:30pm
The Literary House

 

*Drop-in hours are first-come-first-served

What Students Are Saying

  • “The Center provided advice for my specific problems, such as how I could go about narrowing my focus or tying two ideas together.”

  • “I progressed from being an average writer to an honors thesis achiever. The Writing Center assisted me in gaining the ability to express myself in writing, and it allowed me to achieve the confidence necessary to excel as both a thinker and a writer.”

  • “As we went over the paper, the questions helped me to clarify my own thoughts, both on the paper and to myself. When I left I felt inspired to continue.”

  • “The tutor took the time to absorb herself in my paper topics, understand my thoughts, and clear up problems by questioning intentions, rather than telling me I was ‘wrong’ and giving me the answer.”