Writing Center

The Writing Center provides writing and speaking support for the Goucher community.

The Writing Center is currently providing two options for tutoring: synchronous and asynchronous, with two separate schedules. When you log into our system, you will be prompted to select either one of the schedules, followed by the time slot that works for you. Synchronous tutoring (live online tutoring) allows both you and the tutor to meet online for 30 or 60 minutes through audio/video or chat. Unlike live online tutoring, with asynchronous tutoring (e-tutoring) you can upload your drafts to the system and receive written feedback from one of our tutors within 48 hours. To schedule an appointment, please email the address below.

Office Hours: By appointment only, students should receive a response within 24 hours
Contact: gwctutor@gmail.com
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The Writing Center at Goucher College serves students, faculty, and staff by offering one-on-one consultations on any issue related to writing. Each tutoring session is a collaboration between the tutee and the tutor, individually designed to help meet their particular needs. In addition to writing support, we offer speaking sessions for English language learners, and we can be a practice audience for oral and group presentations. The Center's services are free and appointments and walk-ins are available.

In the past we have served the following functions:

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 your thoughts about 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.

Speaking sessions: we offer speaking sessions for multilingual learners to practice their English. Additionally, if you need an audience for a presentation that you have, we would be happy to be this audience and provide feedback.

Presentation Support: we can be your practice audience for oral and group presentations. We can help with brainstorming, organization, and general presentation tips. Group presentations are welcome as well!

For free, face-to-face 50-minute sessions, visit our schedule page to register:

Register

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
  • written draft if you have one
  • 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:

Writing Center Website