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The Writing Center will remain available to students on a limited, as-needed basis for students who are taking summer courses. We will only be able to offer asynchronous reviews, and request 24 hours' notice before an assignment is due so that we can coordinate availability with the limited staff. 

To request an asynchronous review, please email us at writingcenter@jcu.edu.

We will check emails in the morning and the evening; when we see your email, we'll connect you with a consultant as soon as we determine availability. Our goal is to ensure that students receive the same quality of feedback and assistance that our consultants would provide in person.

Availability and format options for fall semester 2020 will be announced later this summer, so please check back in August when we get closer to the start of the academic year. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Soriano Young, Writing Center Director, at msoriano@jcu.edu.

Every Writer Needs an Audience

The JCU Writing Center offers free, one-on-one consulting services to all members of the John Carroll community: students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

John Carroll’s Writing Center traces its origins to the early 1990s, and found its home in O’Malley 207 when the building opened in 1994. Informal tutorial sessions during the Center’s beginning years have developed into an enterprise that works six days a week. We continue to prove that we are a vital campus resource by seeing hundreds of students (undergraduate and graduate) with all types of assignments (composition papers, lab reports, research papers, creative writing, and Masters’ essays, to name a few) from all disciplines each semester.

The staff consists of highly-trained graduate and undergraduate students who have completed courses, workshops, and practicum experiences that prepare them for helping writers from every discipline. The consultants help writers of all skill levels and can provide help on any aspect of writing, at every step in the writing process, and on most kinds of texts.

Our services are available on a first-come, first-served basis for students dropping in with assignments. Students with appointments scheduled ahead of time receive preference. With our high volume—especially during midterms and finals—we recommend that students make appointments to ensure that consultants will be available during their requested times.

There are a number of ways to schedule an appointment for the O’Malley Center location (room 207):

We are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Consultants are also available in Seminar A of Grasselli Library (ground floor) on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. We do not take appointments for our After-Hours.

Please note: the Writing Center follows the university’s schedule with breaks and holidays.

We look forward to working with you!

Staff Information:

Maria Soriano Young, Director

Adrianna Deptula, Assistant Director
Marcie Blandford, Social Media Coordinator

Graduate Assistants, English department:

Nick Imbrogno
Chris O'Hara
Allie Salata
Ellen Ulinski
Kennedy Westfall

Graduate student consultant:

Sarah Blejwas, The Writing Center @ Boler consultant

Undergraduate consultants:

Cymry Ayres-Aronson
Mara Bahmer
Ellen Brabant
Emily Day
Kaley Elliott
Maya Farhat
Jamie Gatesman, After-Hours consultant
Abby Grealis
Cassie Harper
Bethany Jewell
Julia Kashuba
Connor Keenan, Lead After-Hours consultant
Katie Laskowski
Francesca Mancino
Shannon O'Mara
Megan Parker
Andy Penk, The Writing Center @ Boler consultant
Taylor Pentz
Antonia Piazza, The Writing Center @ Boler consultant
Maddie Polcyn
Anya Slota
Alex Vicarel

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