The Writing Center

We're located on the 3rd floor of Snowden Library in the Academic Resource Center.

We begin holding regular hours during the first week of each semester, beginning Wednesday at 10:30 AM. No appointment is necessary; just drop in with your assignment guidelines, a printed draft (if you've gotten that far), and your college ID. We can help you at any stage of the writing process.

Writing Center Finals Week Schedule: Fall 2016*

Sunday, 12/11 Monday, 12/12 Tuesday, 12/13 Wednesday, 12/14 Thursday, 12/15 Friday, 12/16

2 - 4 PM (satellite location only) 

Andrew Squires

2:30 - 4:30 PM


2:30 - 4:30 PM


2:30 - 4:30 PM


2:30 - 4:30 PM


closed until spring semester begins

7 - 10 PM 


8 - 10 PM


8 - 10 PM


8 - 10 PM


8 - 10 PM

Andrew Shelly

closed until spring semester begins

*All hours held at main location on 3rd floor of the library except for Sunday, 12/11, 2 - 4 PM (satellite location, 1st floor of library).


Writing Center Regular Schedule:  Fall 2016

Sunday Closed Closed Closed 7:00 - 10:00 PM Jacob/Krysta/Kayla
Monday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ben Thompson

12:30 - 1:00 PM Dayshia

1:00 - 2:30 PM Sarah

2:30 - 4:30 PM Ceili 7:00 - 10:00 PM Lisa/Hedy/Andrew Squires
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Rebecca 12:30 - 2:30 PM Dayshia 2:30 - 4:30 PM Dayshia

7:00 - 10:00 PM Michael/Abigail

7 - 8:30 PM Andrew Shelly

8:30 - 10:00 PM Ceili

Wednesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ben Thompson 12:30 - 2:00 PM Schai 2:00 - 4:30 PM Schai 7:00 - 10:00 PM Bobby/Andrew Squires/Hedy
Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Taylor 12:30 - 2:00 PM Lisa 2:00 - 4:30  PM Michael 7:00 - 10:00 PM Andrew Shelly/Dayshia/Chris
Friday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Kayla 12:30 - 2:30 PM Hayley 2:30 - 4:30 PM Diana Closed

Satellite Location Hours

See the designated table near the staircase on the first floor of Snowden Library. A tutor is available Sundays from 2-4 PM (Andrew Squires) and Thursdays from 7-9 PM (Abigail). No appointment necessary.

Writing TutorsSpecializations
Krysta Corliss Psychology (APA Style) and Poetry Writing
Benjamin Conrad (by appointment only) Religion, Creative Writing, Biblical Language, APA Style, MLA Style, ASA Style
Lisa Le Creative Writing (Fiction), Biology, Chemistry, MLA Style
Rebecca Reed History (Turabian Style), American Studies, Legal Studies, and International Student Tutoring
Robert (Bobby) Hoffman Digital Media Communication, Music, and International Student Tutoring
Dayshia Kerney Biology (CSE & CBE Style), Chemistry, MLA Style, APA Style
Christopher (Chris) Cizek (by appointment only) Poetry Writing and Digital Media Communication
Diana Cavaliere MLA Style
Kaitlyn Hipple (abroad / unavailable) MLA Style
Andrew Shelly Biology and Secondary Education
Benjamin (Ben) Thompson History (Turabian Style), Political Science, and Spanish
Brandon Conrad Chemistry, SBL Style (Religion), MLA Style
Sarah Donovan History (Turabian Style)
Abigail Bendick Education, Special Education, History (Turabian Style), ENGL 107 (Hawkes), MLA Style, APA Style (limited)
Hedy Gerace Creative Writing, Turabian Style
Kayla Everett Art/Commercial Design, APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA Style
Andrew Squires Chemistry, Biology
Michael Cavanaugh Education, Physics, MLA Style, APA Style (limited)
Jacob Maneval Education, History (Turabian Style), ENGL 107 (Hawkes), MLA Style, APA Style (limited)
Taylor Johnsonbaugh Psychology, ENGL 107 (Hawkes), MLA Style
Schai Bilger Education, Art, MLA Style
Ceili Klaus Art, Psychology (APA Style), ENGL 107 (Hawkes),
Hayley Pisciotti Creative Writing (Fiction), MLA Style
Shanna Wheeler (by appointment only) Writing Center Director and ENGL 106 Instructor

Inclement Weather Policy

When the College shuts down due to bad weather, the Writing Center will still hold regular daytime and evening hours as long as the library remains open to students. The offices of Mrs. Bolt-Michewicz and Mrs. Wheeler, however, will be closed.

Who We Are

"The image that should be cultivated of writing tutors is that they are an extra set of eyes, ready to catch [problems] that writers cannot because they're so deeply embedded in their own work. I am a consultant, someone with the time to read through a paper and make suggestions. I am not writing the students' papers, nor am I simply editing them." -Kirsten Darby (alumna and former tutor)

"To me, being a writing tutor isn't just about being part of the grammar police of Lycoming College, but it is about being a resource to people that need help." -Caitie Eberz (alumna and former tutor)

What students can expect: Good writers themselves, the writing tutors at Lycoming College have been trained to guide you through the writing process, from brainstorming to final revision. They do not take control of your work or [re]write your papers for you. They are not simply copy editors or grammar checkers. They are so much more! Take advantage of the friendly advice they can provide at every stage of your writing project.

What students cannot expect: Writing tutors will not know exactly what the professor is looking for or how he/she will evaluate your paper. (Always bring your assignment guidelines!) Also, writing tutors cannot guarantee you a higher grade on a given assignment; their goal, however, is to help you develop as a writer.

Come Prepared: Besides a copy of your writing assignment, bring your assignment guidelines, any relevant materials, a pencil, a mental list of what you're concerned about, and your patience. Please bring your college ID.

Not all writing tutors are English majors. Some specialize in the sciences, archaeology, modern languages, history, and other areas.

Visit Reports: Every time you visit the Writing Center, we send a brief report to your professor to show that you are making an extra effort to succeed (unless you indicate that you do not want your professor to be notified). In order for the check-in/check-out process to occur smoothly, remember to bring your college ID.

Word to the wise: Don't procrastinate on your writing projects! If you wait until the last possible minute to bring your paper to the Writing Center, you might not have enough turn-around time. Plus, we can get pretty busy at times.

Are you struggling with a formal research paper?

Seek out a model paper to guide you! You can read sample student research papers in Schemata: Student Essays Across the Curriculum.

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