The Writing Center provides faculty and peer tutoring for all RWU students enrolled in writing courses or involved in writing-related projects. To see a peer tutor, students can just walk in, no appointment necessary. To see a faculty tutor, students should sign up for an appointment. Students make appointments at the log-in desk immediately inside the door of the Tutoring Centers, Main Library, 2nd floor.
See "Citing Sources" for help with documentation in your papers.
See "Tutoring" to connect to "Tutors and Majors/Schedule" and Grammar with Karen.
All of the services offered are free of charge.
Writing Center Location
Main Library, 2nd floor
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm
Friday: 9 am - 3 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 8 pm
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The mission of the Writing Center is to provide high quality tutoring that is curriculum-based, that maintains students' ownership of their own text, and that responds to the needs of the individual student. The tutor's mission is to act as a facilitator, encouraging students to talk and ask questions about their writing as they engage collaboratively in the revision process. Ultimately, the mission of the tutors is to motivate and support students to exercise their agency through writing that is clear, ethical, focused and effective.
At its best, tutoring involves a conversation between a tutor and a writer about the ideology, purpose, direction, construction, and execution of a text. That conversation can involve the student’s own writing as well as a text the student might be analyzing, reviewing, or summarizing. The tutor will work collaboratively with the student to identify and discuss grammatical, mechanical, and editing issues, particularly as those concerns affect a reader’s understanding; however, the student should not expect the tutor to “catch and fix” every error in a paper. The tutors are also an important resource for students who want to understand and adhere to the expectations of college writing and are new to the discourse community. Therefore, tutors will also help students with language choice, documentation of sources, tone, and formality. We will work very hard to provide tutoring that is informative, engaging, thought provoking, culturally competent and, ultimately, helpful.
That philosophy in practice:
The tutor will discuss grammatical or mechanical issues that impact the readability of the text as well as “large-scale” concerns such as (but not limited to) the following:
For students, here are six ways to get the most out of a tutoring session:
Coordinator of Writing Center
Associate Director for Tutorial Support Services