Please Note: the Writing Center offers remote sessions via Zoom conference and in-person sessions in Berry 183.
At the Writing Center, you can meet one-on-one with an undergraduate tutor to discuss a paper, research project, or multimedia assignment. Tutors use facilitative approaches to engage you in active dialogue about your projects and process. Whether you are generating ideas, drafting or outlining, or completing final edits, our tutors can support your work, assist as you improve your projects, and help you grow as a writer.
The Writing Center offers sessions either in person (in Berry 183) or remotely, via Zoom videoconference. To book either kind of session, visit our online scheduling tool (instructions below) and reserve a session. You can select the delivery method of your appointment (online or in-person). Your confirmation email will provide further instructions about joining.
Note that College policy may require tutors to isolate; this means that sessions you reserve as in-person sessions could be changed to remote session on short notice. If an appointment you have booked must be changed to a remote format, we will send an email informing you of the situation. If you need to change your reserved in-person session to a remote session, you can use the online scheduling tool to change the delivery method of your appointment (find further instructions in your confirmation email).
The Writing Center offers in-person and remote sessions. Writers may book appointments (and choose whether the session is remote or in person) by using our online scheduling tool.
Note that, in cases where our staff members are sick or required to isolate, we may need to change the mode of a scheduled session from in-person to remote. If you have booked a session that is transitioning to a remote mode for that reason, we will send an email with information.
First-time clients, register yourself in the Writing Center system:
Writing Center offers asynchronous feedback as an alternative to live sessions. This service makes the Writing Center more accessible to all students, removing barriers for students with limited internet access or who live in distant time zones.
Asynchronous feedback process:
We will accept requests submitted through the form below, where a student can explain their project requirements (like an assignment), upload drafted material, indicate a desired date to receive feedback, and offer guidance to the tutor about the most pressing needs or questions. Tutors will respond to these submissions on a first come, first served basis during academic terms. In periods of high demand, we may not be able to fulfill every request by the date requested.
The request form: Asynchronous Session Request Form.
To cancel an appointment, use the RWIT Online Database. Please note: You cannot cancel or schedule appointments via Blitz. You must use the database.
If you cannot make a session you've booked, please cancel as soon as you can to free the session for others. If you cancel fewer than two hours before your session is scheduled to begin more than once in a term, you will lose your ability to book an appointment in advance for that term.
If you miss a scheduled session, the system will automatically place your account on "Warned" status. If you miss a second scheduled appointment, the system will ban you from booking appointments the rest of the term.
For any coursework, students are responsible for ensuring that course policy permits the use of a tutoring service or collaboration with others. In the case of take-home exams, Tutors will ask students to show explicit permission from faculty to collaborate, discuss the work with others, or work with a tutor. For take-home exams, if that language isn't present on the syllabus or the exam directions, students should ask their faculty for permission before visiting the center.