Frequently Asked Questions

Will you edit my paper?

The Writing Center is not an editing or a proofreading services. Rather, it is a peer tutoring service that can help you through the challenges of a writing assignment.

Who can visit the Writing Center?

The Writing Center serves all Marywood students. The peer tutors are best equipped to serve undergraduate students. Graduate students can consult, by appointment, with the Professional Writing Tutor.

Do I need an appointment?

Peer tutors are available to consult on a walk-in basis. First come, first served. During busy times of the semester, you may need to sign in and wait to meet with a peer writing consultant. You are encouraged to keep this in mind and plan your time accordingly.

How do I schedule an appointment with the professional writing tutor?

First, complete the online Inquiry Form. Next, wait for the Professional Tutor to confirm your appointment. Finally, email your document to at least 48-hours in advance of the appointment. Make sure to include specific questions or concerns you would like to address.

How often can I visit the Writing Center?

You are welcome to have up to three drop-in sessions per week with our peer writing consultants. However, during busy times of the semester, the availability of sessions may be limited.

Should I bring a copy of my paper?

A hard copy of your paper is preferable. If you have a laptop, you may bring your paper on that. Computer access is limited within the Writing Center.

What else should I do to prepare for my visit?

To make the most of your time with a writing consultant, you should consider the following tips:
•    Bring a copy of the assignment handout/guidelines.
•    Bring any notes you have taken regarding the assignment.
•    Identify the most important specific concerns that you wish to focus on (for example, a thesis statement, organization, grammar, citations).

How long will my session last?

Typically, sessions last 20 to 30 minutes.