C.T. Ryan Library, 2nd Floor, Suite 223- East Side
Phone: (308) 865-8905
Email: Writing Center
Patrick Hargon, M.F.A.
Learning Commons Assistant Director
Tutors are available for appointments
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays
9 a .m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays
Please make appointments 24 hours in advance.
Students are limited to two appointments per week in the Writing Center. If you schedule an appointment for a face-to-face session, please consider sharing your paper in advance with the tutor so we can prepare for your session.
To share your paper in advance, click here. (Note: This is not where you submit your writing for eTutoring or online review. See below.)
You may submit your writing here online for tutors to review. Tutors will NOT proofread; instead, they will make point out strengths and areas in need of improvement, ask you questions to help you think more critically about your writing and audience, and provide resources you can use to improve as a writer.
You can expect your work to be returned within 2-4 days, not counting weekends.
Any students who would like to improve their writing style are welcome to attend the Writing Studio. Click here to find out more about the Writing Studio and how it can help you improve as a writer.
The Writing Studio helps writers improve their writing by writing.
The Writing Center will be hosting a weekly workshop called the Writing Studio. ANY student who would like to improve his or her writing, and learn more about grammar in the process, are welcome.
Writing Studio sessions are like music lessons: A tutor shows you some strategies to try to improve your writing style, gives you time to practice, and facilitates group feedback. The exercises will help you write with more control and focus, letting you practice strategies that can give your writing stronger impact.
Class activities like analyzing sentences, lectures, and readings on writing techniques are useful. But practicing writing is always a necessary supplement. The philosophy of the writing studio is that one can never have too much practice.
In a typical Writing Studio session we will:
Focus on creating sentences rather than analyzing them.
Play writing games
Make mistakes rather than saying “what not to do.”
Collaborate with other writers rather than working alone.
Practice writing strategies.
Engage with others instead of editing another person’s writing.
Assume that every paper can be improved.
Grow writing skills.
Become a more confident writer with a wider range of strategies to choose from.
The Writing Studio will accommodate any writer at any level, and the sessions are typically an hour in length. The goal for the Writing Studio is for you to practice writing and become a more confident writer.
To see the activities scheduled each week, click here.
Practice your presentations and get feedback from peers and trained tutors.
Students who have presentation due in any class can practice in front of their peers and a peer tutor to get feedback about strengths and areas in need of improvement. No appointment is necessary.
Speech tutoring is available in the Curriculum Classroom in the Library
Mondays from 7-9 p.m.
Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m.
One-on-one support for speechwriters is still available. Make an appointment with the Writing Center by calling the Welcome Desk at 308-865-8905.