Student Writing Center

swc

 

About

The Student Writing Center, located in the Alden Library (2nd floor), provides free scheduled and walk-in face-to-face appointments as well as online appointments.

Assistance is available at any stage of the writing process, from understanding the assignment to looking at the revised draft.

You can get help with developing the thesis or main idea, organizing or developing the ideas, the bibliography, grammatical issues or any other writing concerns.

 

Make An Appointment

For  free, face-to-face 50-minute sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, visit  http://ohio.mywconline.com. Once a registered user, you can see and schedule an appointment  up to a week in advance.

*Fall Walk-in Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

For limited online tutoring  (for commuters and e-Learning students), email stewarc1@ohio.edu in advance of deadlines.

What to bring with you:

  • writing utensil
  • specific questions 
  • your assignment sheet or writing prompt
  • written draft (hard paper copy preferred)
  • willingness to take part in the session 

English 1510 Tutoring

Make an appointment with Michael or Elise if you prefer to work with a tutor who’s taught ENG1510 using the  Writing about Writing  curriculum. However, any tutor can serve as a peer reviewer for ENG1510 work.

Visit our  online schedule  to make a 50-minute appointment. If you’re new to the Student Writing Center, you’ll need to register first.

 

Workshops

***(Re)Writing Your Personal Statement***
Friday, Oct 24 from 3-5pm (Alden 251, glassed-in computer lab)

This interactive workshop is designed for students interested in applying for graduate school, fellowships/scholarships, etc.

The first hour will provide definitions of a personal statement and gives you time to begin writing and brainstorming your own. The second hour allows you to meet with a professional writing tutor (someone with experience writing personal statements) to look over your current draft.

Sign up for one hour or both. Both undergrads & grads are welcome. *Email  stewarc1@ohio.edu  to reserve a spot. Limited to 15 people per hour.

 

Instructors

The SWC can send a representative to give mini workshops on writing-related topics in your classrooms. We also offer 10-15 minute presentations about the SWC.   Sample in-class workshops:  re-writing a personal statement, developing your CV, avoiding plagiarism, developing an analytical thesis statement, tips for proofreading and editing, and more.   Disciplines that have utilized our workshops:  English Composition, Coaching Education, Engineering, Interdisciplinary Arts,  Speech-Language Pathology, University College courses,  OPIE, Chemistry.  Interested in inviting a SWC rep into your classroom? Just download and complete our request form:  WRITING CENTER REQUEST FORM  NOTE: Instructors need to be present on day of workshop.

 

Employment

The SWC is fully staffed at this time.

However, if you are interested in a tutoring position and would like your application to be on file, please email a resume, cover letter with references, and a 10-15 page writing sample (which can be a combination of essays) to  stewarc1@ohio.edu.

If you are an instructor and would like to recommend a student as a possible writing tutor, please email us applicable information.

The Student Writing Center, located in the Alden Library (2nd floor), provides free scheduled and walk-in face-to-face appointments as well as online appointments.

Assistance is available at any stage of the writing process, from understanding the assignment to looking at the revised draft. You can get help with developing the thesis or main idea, organizing or developing the ideas, the bibliography, grammatical issues or any other writing concerns.