Office of Academic Success: Writing Center

LC Building

Welcome to the Writing Center

Learning Commons 265 and 266

What do we do?

Personalized tutoring in the following areas:

  • any stage of the essay writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, or editing
  • understanding and clarifying writing assignment directions, scoring, and other requirements
  • formatting documents, bibliographies, and citations according to the required format (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)
  • academic and discipline-specific writing style, vocabulary, and sentence structure
  • identifying and building on writing strengths and improving weaknesses
  • focus and clarity
  • essay, paragraph, and sentence structure and organization
  • grammar
  • fluidity and writing style
  • thesis statements
  • scholarship essay writing
  • The Learning Commons is your one-stop-shop for success! 

Please note: Tutors do not "edit" or "correct" student essays. Instead, they work collaboratively with students to help identify strengths and weaknesses to build personalized strategies for stronger and more independent writing. Students who visit the writing center are to be active participants in the process.

Other services

  • Event workshops
  • In-class collaborations and course workshops by request
  • Group appointments for students working on group essays

Appointment Options

Students are guaranteed uninterrupted, personalized, interactive, and non-judgmental writing assistance during their designated time slot. 

  • In-person:  peer writing tutors in 264 or Writing Specialist in 263 Learning Commons
  • Virtual: peer tutors or Writing Specialist through zoom link provided in appointment confirmation email
  • Asynchronous feedback via email - restrictions apply

For specific information pertaining to appointment policies, procedures, limitations, requirements, and options and to schedule an appointment, please click here to access our scheduling page. Appointments are no longer made through email request or Google Calendar as done in previous semesters.

How to prepare for your appointment

  • Set realistic expectations. Grammar will not matter if your assignment lacks focus, organization, does not follow directions, or is plagiarized. Good writing takes planning and revision. It is likely you will not leave one single session with a perfect paper, especially if it is lengthy and last minute, and you may require more than one session depending on your specific needs. A half hour goes by quickly, so consider a longer appointment if you are questioning time.
  • Upload assignment directions and current writing in the appointment form or arrive prepared and organized with assignment material readily available on paper or laptop.
  • Arrive on time and with clear expectations of what you wish to accomplish.
  • Understand how to use Zoom, using your Marywood,14:34:5003/07/2022 account before selecting the virtual appointment option. Contact for Zoom or technical assistance.
Please Visit The FAQ Page For Additional Information!

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