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Writing Center Hours

The Writing Center is located on the bottom floor of Fintel Library, Room 15, and is open Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 4:00pm and 9:00pm. 

*Closed for Holidays and School Breaks

Upcoming Events


Writing With (Academic) Integrity

Thursday, January 31st


Massengill Auditorium

Are you conducting research for one of your classes and have concerns about how to write with sources within the college’s academic integrity guidelines? We’ll cover how to paraphrase and summarize ethically, as well as effective uses of quotations and basic citation guidelines across disciplines.


From Paper to Presentation – Effective Oral Communication

 Thursday, February 21st         


Massengill Auditorium

Do you know how many words on average a person can speak in a minute, or why making an effective presentation is a physical skill as much as an intellectual one? A refresher on the basics of effective presentation techniques, with a focus on how to transform a paper into a solid presentation.


Crafting Thesis Statements

 Thursday, April 4th        


Massengill Auditorium

What makes a thesis statement effective? Writing Center staff will share their most effective approaches and techniques for crafting strong thesis statements in a variety of academic disciplines.     




Valentine Event

 Monday, February 11th   


Colket Atrium


Staff Panel: “Inside the Tutorial: Writing Center Tutor Talk” (for faculty)

 Thursday, February 14th 


Pickle, Colket

Staff will share statistics about who uses the writing center and for what kinds of work, and talk about their greatest challenges and what they wish professors knew about their work.


Darwin Days Round Robin Stories

 Friday, February 15th


Colket Atrium

Stop in at our table at Friday night’s event  and contribute a sentence or two to our collaboratively-authored story!


Midterm Relief

 Monday, February 25th


Colket Atrium

Pick up a Tiny Desk and Notebook, and schedule an appointment to get ready for midterm papers and presentations!


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