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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Writing Center, visit our website: