The CHID/AES/Women Studies Writing Center

The Writing Center is staffed by trained peer tutors who are in advanced years in these three programs. We will help you with your written work at any stage, from understanding an assignment and brainstorming ideas through to constructing arguments and writing drafts. We are here to provide a sounding board and help you get your thoughts on paper in the appropriate form. We are not here to proofread or edit your work, but we will help you develop the skills and master the resources you will need to do this for yourself.

How do you make an appointment?

You can make an appointment online! Click here or follow the link at the top of the page. Appointments are usually for sessions of three quarters of an hour to an hour. Please be 5 minutes early to attend to administrative issues—if you are late you may lose your appointment time. Drop-in visits are subject to availability, which may be limited—we strongly encourage you to make an appointment early in the writing process to avoid disappointment.

With which tutor should I meet?

Each tutor will be able to help you, no matter what your assignment. However, you may wish to read their short bios just in case you would prefer to work with someone who is majoring in AES, CHID, or Women Studies.

What do you need to bring?

You should bring along a copy of your assignment if you are working on one, along with any written material you have already completed (ideas, notes, drafts). You can also bring completed and graded work you would like to discuss. Please note that we only have access to computer facilities in the Writing Center when we are in PDL C-101, so a pen or pencil would help!

Where are we?

We move around in Padelford Hall between the three departments, so be sure to verify where we will be for the day of your appointment!