We begin our tour in the doorway of the Writing Center. As you walk in, you will see Pamela Casey's desk directly in front of you. She's our secretary, the person you want to see to make appointments (you can also call to make an appointment: 456-8141).

To your left, you'll see a table filled with APA, MLA, and Chicago style sheets.

As you can see, we have plenty of snacks at the Center. The money raised from these snacks goes towards sending the tutors to regional and national conferences. There, they can learn new tutoring methods and improve their service to you.

To the rear of the Center, you will see a large bulletin board and small tables. This is where the tutoring sessions take place.

We're a technologically-advanced Writing Center! All appointments are entered into Pamela's computer. Do you need to use a word processing program or the internet during your session? There is a computer available for just those reasons in the back of the room.

In addition to the computer, there are many other resources available to you during your session. We have shelves of reference materials, including documentation guides, dictionaries, and thesauri. There are also handouts on everything from comma usage to business letters.

What are the toys for, you wonder? Everyone has a different learning style, be it kinesthetic, visual, aural, or one of many others. Many people find it easier to plan and organize their writing by "building" it with construction toys such as Lego bricks or K'Nex. We also have colored markers for those who learn better visually. If you find that you learn best aurally, you can always bring in a tape recorder to use during a session (if you do so, please check with your tutor to make sure he or she is comfortable being recorded).

Page last updated: Friday, January 25, 2013