Writing Center

The Writing Center, located in Miller Hall 103, offers free, individualized help on writing assignments of any kind.

We view writing as a process that involves planning, reading, drafting, revising, and editing—with certain projects requiring more time spent in the drafting/revising stages than others. Writing with substance usually involves discovering your meaning through brainstorming, sharing, and getting lots of feedback. In other words, we view writing as work—sometimes frustrating, often enriching, and always worth the effort.

The Center is staffed by DelVal students from various majors who will help you learn more about writing, let you see your work from a fresh perspective, and help you appreciate the process a little more than you did before. We assist with all stages of writing: choosing a topic or working through writer’s block, sharpening a thesis, arranging and organizing paragraphs, creating an outline, citing correctly and fluently, editing grammar and mechanics, and more.

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Fall 2020
Online Hours

Writing tutoring will be conducted remotely for the Fall 2020
semester. To request an online tutoring session, follow this link.

complete the online form

We look forward to working with you!


During the Fall 2020 semester, writing tutoring will take place remotely through Zoom or Microsoft Teams Meet, mostly on a virtual "drop-in" basis.  In other words, when you request tutoring by submitting the form below during the hours that writing tutors are available (see Fall 2020 Schedule), a tutor will contact you shortly to set up a Zoom or Meet session or inform you when the next available time is.  If you submit a request during a time when there is no tutor on duty, a tutor will respond within 24 hours (but usually in less time).

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Carpenter.

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Fall 2020
Writing Center Tutoring

Thank you for your interest in a writing tutoring session. In a writing tutoring session, you can receive individual help with any writing assignment during any stage of the writing process, whether it is brainstorming topic ideas, developing an outline, or revising an existing draft. However, it is important to understand that your writing tutor will not write, rewrite, or edit any parts of the paper for you.

Tutoring Request Form

An Introduction to the Writing Center
DelVal Voices Video Series
Elizabeth Carpenter, Director of the Writing Center

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