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Come to the Writing Center!

Wells College Writing Center         Ruth Hagedorn Learning Commons                      Long Library, 2nd Floor           

Good things to bring to a tutoring session:

  • Your assignment sheet
  • A hard copy of your current draft, earlier drafts, and any relevant notes
  • The sources used in your essay
  • Your thoughts about how to improve your essay
  • An open mind and willingness to respond to your tutor
  • Any comments about your writing from your instructor

What you can expect from a tutoring session:

  • An encouraging and supportive environment for talking about your writing
  • Someone to respond to your writing with questions
  • Someone to take your thinking and writing seriously
  • Getting started, planning, outlining, revising

You can get assistance with:

  • Understanding the assignment
  • Writing with audience and purpose in mind
  • Topic selection and narrowing
  • Focusing a thesis
  • Choosing credible source material
  • Integrating source material
  • Using academic citation styles such as APA, MLA, Chicago
  • Developing logical structure
  • Recognizing and resolving sentence-level problems
  • Crafting flow, transitions and style
  • Choosing appropriate words
  • Developing presentations

Things we won’t or can’t do:

  • Fix the paper
  • Merely proofread or copy edit
  • Comment on a paper without the author present
  • Be experts in the content area of your paper
  • Be very helpful in last minute situations

Do come in early and often!

Contact Information

The Writing Center is located in the Learning Commons, Long Library, 2nd floor 
 
 
Alice Caroompas
Coordinator of the Writing Center 
and Instructor of Writing
acaroompas@wells.edu 
phone:315.364.3434
 

 

 
 

 

Writing/Peer Tutoring Center
Peer Tutor Application Form (.docx, 213K)

Please print this form and return it to Samira Korgan, Coordinator of the Writing Center.  In addition, please submit a recommendation letter from a faculty member, preferably in the field in which you hope to tutor, and if applicable, a writing sample. 

Faculty Referral Form for Peer Tutors (.docx, 10K)
Citations Pocket Guide (.docx, 12K)

Keep this pocket guide to basic MLA, APA, and Chicago format with you when writing papers!

 

Citations Workshop PowerPoint (.pptx, 778K)

Learn the basics of MLA, APA, and Chicago formatting and citations.

Grammar Workshop PowerPoint (.pptx, 4234K)

Review this grammar PowerPoint covering 

  • Who vs. Whom
  • That vs. Which
  • Passive vs. Active Voice
  • Semicolons
  • Colons
  • Commas
  • Oxford Comma
Grammar Jeopardy PowerPoint (.pptx, 10122K)

Test your skills in this grammar jeopardy powerpoint! 

Note: the hyperlinks only work in "present" mode. 

Active vs. Passive Voice (.docx, 17K)
Who vs. Whom (.docx, 17K)
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