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 Schedule:  Spring 2016

Sunday Closed Closed Closed 7:00 - 10:00 Krysta & Erin
Monday 10:30 - 12:30 Alex

12:30 - 2:00 Alex

2:00-2:30 Georgiana

2:30 - 4:30 Georgiana 7:00 - 10:00 Caroline & Patrick
Tuesday 10:30 - 12:30 Sarah 12:30 - 2:30 Diana 2:30 - 4:30 Lauren 7:00 - 10:00 Andrew & Danielle
Wednesday 10:30 - 12:30 Bobby 12:45 - 2:30 Ben 2:30 - 4:30 Patrick 7:00 - 10:00 Alex & Patricia
Thursday 10:30 - 12:30 Kayla 12:30 - 2:00 Lauren 2:00 - 4:30 Rebecca 7:00 - 10:00 Hedy & Kaitlyn
Friday 10:30 - 12:30 Erin 12:30 - 2:30 Lauren 2:30 - 4:30 Georgiana 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 (Patricia) and Thursdays from 7-9 PM (Rebecca). No appointment necessary.

Writing TutorsSpecializations
Lauren DelGaizo Political Science (APSA Style), Fiction Writing, and English Literature (MLA Style)
Erin Szogi Creative Writing, English Literature (MLA Style), and Psychology (APA Style)
Caroline McMaster History (Turabian Style), Anthropology, Environmental Sustainability, and International Student Tutoring
Krysta Corliss Psychology (APA Style) and Poetry Writing
Patrick McGinley Religion and Archaeology
Alexander (Alex) Fedigan English Literature (MLA Style) and Philosophy
Rebecca Reed History (Turabian Style), American Studies, Legal Studies, and International Student Tutoring
Robert (Bobby) Hoffman Digital Media Communication, Music, and International Student Tutoring
Samantha (Sam) Raup French, K-12 Language Education, and K-4 Special Education
Christopher (Chris) Cizek (by appointment only) Poetry Writing and Digital Media Communication
Georgiana (Georgie) White Poetry Writing, English Literature (MLA Style), French, and Turabian Style
Diana Cavaliere MLA Style
Kaitlyn Hipple 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
Danielle Myers English Literature, Fiction Writing, and Media Writing
Sarah Donovan History (Turabian Style)
Patricia Reid History (Turabian Style), Archaeology, and French
Hedy Gerace Creative Writing, Turabian Style
Kayla Everett Art/Commercial Design, APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA Style
Andrew Squires (by appointment only) Chemistry and Biology
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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