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Library Services for Students

Writing Center During COVID-19

Beginning April 6, 2020, the Writing Center will be open for the remainder of the spring semester, and we hope you’ll take advantage of our resources. Of course we’re going to have to work online, but it shouldn’t be difficult. As before, we’re willing to help you with any kind of paper, at any stage of the writing process. Even if you’re struggling to get started, let us know and we’ll help. The process will be as follows: send a note to me, Dr. Trakas, at Tell me what kind of assignment you’re working on, and whether or not you can use any of the face-to-face apps, such as FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype. I’ll forward your note to one of my tutors, and they will contact you. They’ll ask you to send them your paper by email, and, if possible, they’ll arrange a face-to-face online meeting during which the two of you can discuss the paper. If you can’t use the apps I’ve mentioned, you can send the paper and receive a written response. Give us a try.

With a little luck we’ll be back in our home on the main floor of the library in the fall.
Dr. Trakas
Monday 1:00pm - 4:00pm 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 4:00pm 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm  
Saturday Closed  
Sunday   7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Note: Tutors are not available during finals week.


What We Expect from Students Using the Writing Center

  • turn off cell phones
  • don’t ask for proofreading
  • bring your writing prompt or assignment
  • be active and engaged; work on improving your writing skills
  • have specific questions and an objective for your session
  • remember that your paper is your responsibility, not the tutor’s
  • don’t come in just before closing time
  • try not to come in the night before a paper is due
  • don’t ask for help on any one paper more than twice
  • for papers over 10 pages, ask for a special appointment
  • for other special needs, contact the director