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The Writing Center welcomes all student writers, from first-year students to those in graduate programs, from students who find writing challenging to experienced writers looking to be even more effective.

About Us

Every writer can benefit from feedback and individual attention. Tutors are trained to support both native speakers of English and English Language Learners to develop and enhance writing skills. Tutors are trained to work with large-scale Graduate-level projects. Additionally, Graduate students can request to work with the Director or Professional Tutor. During 60-minute tutoring sessions, trained tutors assist students with any stage of the writing process: selecting a topic, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, organization, research, documentation (MLA, APA, CMS), and revision.

To ensure that we can give students uninterrupted, one-on-one time with a tutor, appointments are required. We offer in-person appointments on the second floor of Saint Joseph’s Hall and online appointments using Zoom. To ensure adherence to social distancing guidelines, walk-ins will not be taken for the Fall 2020 semester.

scheduling an appointment

Please use your Navigate app to schedule a writing appointment.  Please note that all appointments after 4:00pm will be held online.

To make an in-person appointment:

Under the care unit ‘Academic Support,’ select ‘Writing Center’ If you have a tutor you would like to work with, you can search by name, or just leave that part blank and search to see a time that best fits your schedule. Once you have made the appointment, you will get a confirmation email. Please read this thoroughly and follow all instructions.

To make an online appointment:

Under the care unit ‘Academic Support,’ select ‘Writing Online’ to make an online appointment via Zoom. If you have a tutor you would like to work with, you can search by name, or just leave that part blank and search to see a time that best fits your schedule. Once you have made the appointment, you will get a confirmation email. Please read this thoroughly and follow all instructions. The link for your Zoom appointment will be in that confirmation email.

Writing Lab:

Writing Lab takes place every Friday from 10am-2pm in Albertus 112. This is perfect for students who prefer an open lab approach to a one-on-one appointment. Students do their work while a trained tutor is there to answer questions as they arise.

To ensure adherence to social distancing guidelines, students must sign up for an appointment to attend Writing Lab. Use your Navigate app. Under the care unit ‘Academic Support,’ select ‘Writing Lab.’ Make an appointment for as many 60-minute slots as you would like to attend from 10am-2pm. Once you have made the appointment, you will get a confirmation email. Please read this thoroughly and follow all instructions.

Important note: To ensure everyone’s safety, masks must be worn in Writing Lab at all times. Students who do not cooperate with this policy may be asked to leave.

Information for Students

In this section you will find answers to frequently asked questions by students.

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Information for Faculty

Frequently asked questions (and answers) from faculty.

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Writing Center Resources

Please go here to find our helpful handouts and videos!

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Students and tutors work collaboratively in the Writing Center, where we offer free tutoring to all Saint Rose students. Students are tutored by trained graduate students and the Writing Center Director. We assist students in every major, from first-year through graduate-level, with all stages of the writing process:

  • Understanding an assignment
  • Brainstorming ideas
  • Clarifying a thesis statement
  • Organizing
  • Developing ideas
  • Style and clarity
  • Research and documentation
  • MLA, APA, and Chicago Style
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Revision