The Writing & Speaking Center strives to make better writers. We believe our work enhances the college experience by providing a place outside the classroom where writers can receive one-on-one attention and discuss their work. But, as many professors know, our work is not limited to three rooms on the first floor of the library. Use the links below to learn more about all of the ways we can support faculty:
A short paragraph about the Center for professors to copy and paste to include in course syllabi. To access the blurb, click here.
Professors can request to have peer tutors visit classes in order to talk about the Writing & Speaking Center with students. These visits are relatively brief (about 15 minutes) and give an overview of the tutoring process and the services the Center provides. For more information about class visits and how to schedule them, please visit Class Visits.
Professors can also arrange for tutors to come to classes to assist students with specific assignments, usually working in small groups. For more information about workshops and how to schedule them, please visit Class Workshops.
Required Tutorials for a Whole Class
If you are interested in making a visit to the Writing & Speaking Center a requirement for a whole class, please visit Suggestions for Required Visits to learn more.
If you would like to get an idea of how students will interpret an assignment, syllabus, or handout, the tutors are happy to help. Please visit Assignment Feedback to learn more.
Resources for Teaching Oral Expression Skills
If you are looking for resources or activities to assist with integrating oral expression skills into your class, please visit our Speaking and Presenting Resources page. This pages has links to resources you may find useful, as well as pre-made activities and assignments.
Other Useful Information
Here is a Bibliography of Resources about teaching writing. These texts are not available in the Writing & Speaking Center at this time, but we may be able to help you locate them.
We also offer links and handouts that you can share with your students to help them with writing in specific disciplines and genres, getting started, organization, grammar and style, and research and citation.