The Center is located in the O’Malley Center, Room 207, which is across the atrium from the English Department and before you enter the Administration Building. The Director’s office is located in OC 206, right next to the Writing Center.
The Center is staffed by undergraduates from several majors who have completed EN 290, the Tutoring Writing across Contexts class taught by Maria Soriano Young, the Writing Center Director. Graduate Assistants and graduate students who are completing coursework in the English department also work there.
Writers from all disciplines and programs and of all skill levels visit the Writing Center, and they all benefit from working with other writers. Any type of writing—creative, persuasive, informative, or research-based—can be brought into the Center.
No, walk-ins are welcome. If you make an appointment, however, you are guaranteed to have someone to work with. Appointments are strongly encouraged during midterms and in the weeks prior to finals. You can make an appointment three ways:
- Email the Writing Center at email@example.com
- Complete our Google Form
- Call 216-397-4529
- Drop in and ask the consultant at the front desk to schedule an appointment.
We schedule 30 or (rarely) 60-minute appointments, and you may request a particular consultant.
On our calendar, appointments are scheduled for either 30 or 60 minutes. When the schedule allows, we are willing to take more time to work with you to ensure that your review is complete, even if you only have a 30-minute appointment. Please note that to accommodate increased demand, the last three weeks of the semester, sessions are strictly limited to 30 minutes.
No. If you bring a paper to the Center, you must sit and work one-on-one with a consultant. We do not “fix” essays; we aim to help you become a better writer.
While we do want to help you be successful with your assignment, consultants cannot provide assistance for take-home midterms and/or final exams without the written consent of the instructor, who has said that it is acceptable for us to do so.
Come with specific questions about your writing. It’s a good idea to bring assignment sheets and guidelines and relevant course materials for the consultant to reference.
Writing consultants can assist with nearly any aspect of writing, and can help you at any point in the writing process. They can help you brainstorm, organize ideas, craft a thesis statement, restructure an essay, clarify and expand key points, formulate citations, and refine word, grammar, and punctuation choices.