This blurb about the Writing and Speaking Center is provided for professors to include in syllabi, assignments, and websites:
Located in the first floor of the main Library (pond side), the Writing & Speaking Center offers free tutorials in writing and speaking. The peer tutors are students themselves, so they are already familiar with many of the assignments that students bring to the Center, but they have also completed extensive hands-on training to learn how to assist their peers at any step of the process (planning, drafting, or revising) for any assignment. Although the peer tutors cannot diagnose issues or make revisions for you, they can work collaboratively with you to discuss ideas, consider options, and find solutions so that you can continue solo. This collaborative approach is one of the best ways to help students develop their abilities because all writers and speakers need audiences—just ask the peer tutors, who often schedule tutorials with each other.
If you’d like to work with a tutor on any of your writing or speaking assignments this semester, please visit www.smcm.edu/writingcenter and click the “Make an Appointment” button. The Center’s website also has videos of sample tutorials, helpful handouts on different writing elements, an FAQ section with more information, and information on how to become a tutor. If you need assistance scheduling or have additional questions, please contact the Assistant Director of the Center, Mandy Taylor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.