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*The Writing Center will be offering in-person tutoring again beginning September 13, 2021.

Need writing help? You’ve come to the write place.

Here at the writing center, we work with students of all skill levels to help them get their writing to where they want it to be. We help students from any major on all kinds of writing assignments from essays or research projects to personal statements and scholarship or grad school applications. We’re located in the new and improved Learning Center in the Cofrin Library, room 206. Stop by or call to book an appointment at the Writing Center.

Need to work from home or can’t get an appointment? Visit the Appointments page to submit a draft to our e-tutoring service.

Writing Center Philosophy

Dr. Young believes in a highly individualized approach to writing center tutoring. If a student wants to talk through idea formation and essay structuring, we can do that; if a student struggles with grammar and wants someone to mark up his or her essay for errors, we can do that too (and while we do it we'll explain what we're doing, so that the interaction not only strengthens the current essay but also facilitates learning that will benefit future writing endeavors).She wants the Writing Center to be a vibrant and dynamic campus space that welcomes all writers at every stage of their education.

Meet Our Director

Dr. Young began her career teaching high school, and she now studies the rhetoric and discourse  communities of American high schools.  Her other academic interests include creative nonfiction, gender and embodiment theories, and critical discourse analysis.  More than any of this, she loves to teach and work with students--both in the classroom and in the writing center.