Writing Center tutors help writers with any piece of writing in any stage of the writing process. Specifically, they can help with:

  • Brainstorming: for anything from finding a thesis to gathering ideas to outlining paragraphs, we are available to simply sit and talk to students who need to organize their thoughts about a given assignment.

  • Organization: we can look at outlines and notes and help determine a way to coherently organize a given assignment.

  • Revision and Rewriting: for that paper that did not do as well as anticipated, we can help make sense of a professor’s comments and problems, and offer suggestions on how to improve the paper.

  • Proofreading: while we are not merely a proofreading service, we do teach writers to learn to identify mechanical and format errors in their work.

  • Fiction writing: many of us are fiction and poetry writers ourselves, and it’s always interesting to see what other people are putting together. We can help with plot, form, dialogue, structure, or just read it over and respond like a workshop class would.

A typical writing center session is anything but typical. Each session is individually designed to help whatever the particular student needs assistance with. Anything related to writing, we can handle, so bring it on in.

The Writing Center is located on the fourth floor of the Athenaeum, overlooking the Hyman Forum.

For free, face-to-face 50-minute sessions, visit our schedule page to register https://goucher.mywconline.com/

Once a registered user, you can see and schedule an appointment by picking a time slot that suits you and filling out the appointment form.

Make sure to bring with you

  • the assignment guidelines or prompt
  • hard copy of your draft
  • willingness to take part in the session

If you face any difficulties scheduling an appointment using the online scheduling system, please email us at gwctutor@gmail.com.

For more information about the Writing Center, visit our website.