Writing Center

About Us

We offer free, one-on-one tutoring to the Central community. In our sessions, we provide resources, strategies, and techniques for writing across disciplines and genres.

We also offer class visits to introduce our services as well as brief writing workshops. Check out the rest of our site for more information and helpful resources.

We will work with you at any stage of your writing process, from understanding your purpose and brainstorming ideas to discovering revision strategies. Our work includes help with:

  • reviewing assignment guidelines
  • generating ideas
  • developing ideas
  • organizing ideas
  • evaluating and integrating research
  • documenting sources
  • improving sentence structure and style
  • recognizing technical errors
  • reviewing application materials
  • ...and much more!

The Writing Center conducts in-person and online sessions.

Centeal students, staff, and faculty are able to schedule appointments through our regular scheduling software, called WCONLINE: https://ccsu.mywconline.com/. We also accept walk-ins.

In-Person Appointments

Location: Willard DiLoreto W314

Online Appointments

At the time of your appointment, log back in to WCONLINE, click on your appointment form, and click on "Join online consultation." A Writing Center tutor will be there to walk you through the process. You have the option to choose chat, audio, and/or video functions in online sessions, and you will be able to import and export documents. See our helpful videos for more information about making and joining an online appointment.

How to make an online appointment

How to join your appointment

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Amanda Fields at afields@ccsu.edu.
We look forward to working with you!

Antiracism, Social Justice, and Writing

The Central Writing Center is committed to anti-racist actions so that we can be fully supportive of writers. We promise to think deeply and critically about how tutoring practices and environments sustain or create inequities.

Academic writing and literacy are historically connected to racism and systemic inequity. Racism is ingrained in every institutional and societal system. Denying its existence is disingenuous and perpetuates harm.

Naming and resisting racist literacy practices is an opportunity to collaborate about difficult subjects and become active in positive social change.

Therefore, Writing Center staff have a commitment to:

  • openly acknowledge and resist racism.
  • help our diverse population of visitors feel welcome in the Writing Center, online and in person.
  • recognize and encourage the power and validity of different types of English and all languages.
  • work to make sure that writers feel understood and can communicate their meanings.

We will strive to:

  • hire and support a diverse staff with a commitment to learning about literacy and inequity.
  • learn, develop, and use pedagogical practices that address racism and other forms of oppression that intersect with writing.
  • do our best to stay informed, updated, and cognizant of racial issues and injustices locally and beyond.
  • address racist acts, comments, microaggressions, and writing.
  • continue to recognize and act against our own unconscious racism. Implicate ourselves.
  • normalize anti-racist discourse, which is crucial to racial justice.
  • enable ourselves and others to recognize racism.
  • acknowledge that racist practices occur on a daily basis, and in the everyday.

Our statement, and our actions, are works in progress. We are constantly learning, and we are implicated in racist institutional structures. We are a support service staffed primarily by students, and we work with all writers, regardless of background, experience, or perceived ability. We promise to engage in open conversations and collaboration among the Central Writing Center, students, and professors.

Make an Appointment

Spring 2024 Hours

M-Th 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (face to face and online)
W & Th 6 - 8 p.m. (online only)
F 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (face to face and online)

Walk-Ins always welcome!

Amanda Fields
Assistant Professor
Writing Center
Denaya Christopherson
Writing Center
Kiedra Taylor
Writing Center