Locations and Hours
We are located in the annex across the atrium from the library. Questions or comments? Call us (X4493 on campus, 240-895-4493 off-campus) or e-mail us at scmagruder (at) smcm dot edu.
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.
Student and Faculty Comments About the Writing Center
"I have found that I have difficulties with my organization of papers and the writing center has been a big help. I have used it almost every semester that I have been here."
"I would definitely use the Writing Center again and also recommend it to other students."
"I like how the tutors do not just tell you what to write, instead they make you think of what to write on your own."
"I have been to the writing center a few times and it has been very helpful."
"I try to use it for every paper that's due, especially my English papers."
"I am so glad that the writing center exists. It has been a great help to me and I will definitely use it whenever I need it."
"I would definitely use the Writing Center again and I encourage others to use it as well."
About Biology Workshops:
"I liked the personalized setting."
"I thought these workshops were a great idea. I know I'm not great at writing papers, but this helped a lot. I've looked back at bio papers I wrote from last semester and could see some of the writing errors I made."
"VERY VERY HELPFUL."
"The tutors were helpful and the suggestions made my papers better."
"I have worked with numerous tutors and they were all helpful."
"The tutor I had was very patient and friendly, and explained to me in detail the mistakes I had made. He was super super helpful."
"The tutor was very helpful and very pleasant to work with."
"The tutor I worked with was excellent. She really seemed to care about me and my work."
"I was very grateful for the help my tutor gave me. I got a B+, so I'm very happy."
"Yes, the location is perfect because most likely I'll be doing research in the library on the paper that will be critiqued that evening."
About Group Leading:
"I feel much more comfortable now about writing my paper."
"The tutors were very informative and gracious with their help and experience."
"Seeing the people in class that work in the center took some anxiety out of the thought of having to go there. "
"The peer tutors were helpful in getting me to think more deeply about my topic."
"It was nice to hear suggestions on where to take the essay."
"The peer tutoring session was great. I'm very happy to see that the writing center is going into the classrooms and making their usefulness known."
"We talked about the topics so that new ideas would arise and a focus would be achieved."
"Gave my idea once it was formulated a test of how well it would work."
"I really like to have a sounding board for my ideas."
"He asked questions that would get me thinking about different ways I could look at things."
About Art History Workshops
"Helped motivate work on the paper."
"Tutors knew what they were talking about and were also very humorous."
"They spent time with each of us helping us write a good thesis for our papers."
"The writing styles that they talked about could be used in any class."
"It's a good way to get your paper straight."