How do I schedule an appointment?
You have several options: you can stop by during our walk-in hours, and we'll do our best to assist you; you can use our online scheduler (your login, if you've never used it before, is your school email with your last name as your password); or you can give us a call at x4493. Calling or stopping by is the best option if you can't make any of the posted hours.
What is the meaning of life?
Minor: Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Writing: I am interested in rhetoric, political writing and journalism, as well as creative fiction and creative non-fiction.
Interests: feminist movements, local food movements, running, so really any kind of movement, be it social, political or physical I probably find pretty cool.
Working Within the Classroom
Many members of the faculty feel that the Writing Center offers a valuable experience for their students, yet many of these students never take advantage of this free resource. Not only do peer tutors visit classes to inform writers about the Center, tutors also work within classes alongside teachers and students to provide particular help. Peer tutors are trained in evaluating peer writing and inciting discussion, qualities that may prove useful in the classroom. The tutors' positions as fellow students, outside observers and writing authorities allow them to develop unique relationships within the classroom. Having tutors spend time in the classroom allows students to receive specific help and guidance, becoming more familiar with the Writing Center and the tutors who work there in the process. Tutors will work with your classroom needs and can assist with nearly any task; what the tutors do in the classroom is up to you. Any faculty member who believes his or her class might benefit from this personal service should contact the Center (x4493 from on-campus, 240-895-4493 from off-campus, or by email atscmagruder (at) smcm dt edu).
The Writing Center also designs and runs workshop programs for specific classes and assignments. If this type of service interests you, check out our section on Workshops.