Offices & Services

Writing Center

The Writing Center is your writing resource at Washington College. We offer one-to-one, individualized tutoring sessions and writing workshops.

Our 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 culture of writing here at WAC.

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 need to have anything written yet! Our peer consultants are happy to help you
  • brainstorm ideas at the start of an assignment
  • develop and support an argument
  • clarify your paper’s organization, transition, and flow
  • engage in research and citing sources effectively
  • complete your Senior Capstone/Thesis project
  • craft personal statements for internships, scholarships, and graduate school applications
  • write in American academic English, for those who are English Language Learners
  • make progress with any writing you are working on!

New! Support for Oral Presentation Projects

Working on a class presentation or public speaking project? Schedule an appointment with one of our new Peer Writing and Presentation Consultants! They can help you develop your ideas, design visual materials, and practice delivering your presentation.

To make an appointment, log in to our online schedule and select Peer Writing and Presentation Consultant from the “Limit To” drop down menu. 

            Presentation Tutoring

Writing Center News

  • Mike Hudson with bobwhite
    Mike Hudson’s longtime loves of birding and writing have thrived during his time at Washington College. Now set to graduate this spring, he’s already combined these skills to land a position as co-editor of a pre-eminent national birding journal.
  • Fascinated with education’s ability to bridge cultural divides, Emily Hall ’14 has won a Fulbright grant to live and teach in Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha and the roof of the world.
  • Klinedinst1
    Darcy Klinedinst ’13, a former WC English major and secondary education minor, followed her mother’s footsteps into the teaching field. She now works as a 10th grade English Language Arts teacher at Sussex Central High School in Georgetown, Delaware.

weekday HOUrS*

Monday - Thursday
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Goldstein 106

Fridays 
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Goldstein 106


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

Evening/Sunday HOURS*

Monday - Thursday
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Miller Library (2nd Floor, Kohl Study Room)
Sundays
2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Miller Library (2nd Floor, Kohl Study Room)

 

You can find us for all evening and weekend hours in the Kohl Study Room, on the second floor of the library. Just take a right at the top of the main stairway!

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