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The Writing Learning Center 

The WLC is OPEN!

We're located in Milne Library Room 221.

If you've ever asked a friend or roommate, "Does this sound okay to you?", visit us today!

We will help you with all types of writing assignments, including:

  •  essays

  • research papers

  • lab reports 

  • news articles 

  • personal statements

  •  résumés

  • applications

  • cover letters

  • scholarship and grant proposals 

  •  speeches 

  • film and music reviews

  • business writing exams

  • public service announcements 

Fall 2018 hours: 

Sunday: 1:00-7:00 p.m.

Monday through Thursday: 1:00-11:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: closed. The WLC is also closed when Milne Library is closed.

Schedule an appointment: 

  1. Visit  geneseowlc.youcanbook.me and select a tutor and appointment time

  2. Fill out the  pre-session form

Tutor schedules: 

 Sunday

1-3:00 Clio

1-3:30 Maggie

3-6:00 Ashley

3:30-6:30 Abby

5-7:00 Elizabeth (ESL)


 

 Monday

1-3:30 Leah Christman

1-4:00 Jen

3-5:00 Sandy

4-6:30 Malachy

4:30-6:30 Kelly

6-8:00 Elizabeth (ESL)

7-9:00 John

8:30-10:00 Malachy

9-11:00 Abby

9-11:00 Sean Welch (ESL)

 Tuesday

1-2:00 Katherine (ESL)

1-3:30 Jeanmarie

2:30-5:00 Leah Christman

5-6:00 Malachy

6-7:00 Jeanmarie

5-8:00 Lara

6-8:00 Leah Cary (ESL)

7-9:00 Ashley

8-11:00 Sean Welch (ESL)

9-11:00 Sean McAneny

 Wednesday

1-3:00 Jen

1-4:00 Kelly

3-6:00 Leah Cary (ESL)

4-6:00 Sandy

5:30-7:30 Clio

6:30-8:00 Katherine (ESL)

8-11:00 Isabelle (ESL)

8-11:00 Sean McAneny 

 Thursday

1-3:30 Maggie

1-3:30 Katherine (ESL)

3:30-4:30 Elizabeth (ESL)

4:30-5:30 Sandy

5-7:00 Lara

6-8:00 Isabelle (ESL)

8-11:00 John

What to expect

You will meet one-on-one with a trained tutor for 15 or 30 minutes, or for 60 minutes if you self-identify as a non-native speaker of English or self-identify with a disability for which additional time would be beneficial.

Tutors will not write your assignments.

Instead, we will help you

  • Brainstorm

  • Organize your thoughts

  • Write a thesis

  • Find and maintain your focus 

  • Develop and support your ideas

  • Clarify your argument

  • Tackle grammar and style problems

  • Address issues particular to non-native writers of English 

Getting the most out of your visit

  • Bring your assignment sheet or prompt. 

  • Bring a printout or a digital copy of your work. Notes and outlines are useful if you don't have a rough or full draft yet. Your tutor will want to comment on and annotate your work, so they need a copy of it.

  • Take notes while you're in the session: rely on a written record of your conversation with the tutor rather than on your memory.

After your appointment, follow up by

  • Booking another appointment: we're always happy to see you again for the same assignment.

  • Seeking out a tutor you work well with.

  • Giving us your feedback! Fill out this form.

Notes

  • Our work space is quiet.

  • Our staff respects your confidentiality.

  • When you collaborate on your written work at the WLC, you are taking advantage of a service that almost everyone uses to their benefit in their academic career.


Please contact Dr. Gillian Paku, Director, with any questions or comments, or if you are interested in applying to work as a tutor:  paku@geneseo.edu