The Writing Center is conducting face-to-face and online sessions during the pandemic. In the event of a quarantine, we will pivot to online tutoring. CCSU students, staff, and faculty are able to schedule appointments through our regular scheduling software: https://ccsu.mywconline.com/. We also accept walk-ins.
Location: Willard DiLoreto W314
COVID-19 Requirements: Maintain a 6-foot distance from others. Masks are required. It's recommended that you attach any files you want to share when you make your appointment. Please bring a digital device if you are able. If you prefer to work with paper copies, please bring one copy for you and one copy for the tutor. Tutors will not write on paper copies as they must maintain social distance.
If you are unable to meet these requirements, please make an online appointment.
At the time of your appointment, log back in, 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 to the right for more information about making and joining an online appointment.
If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Amanda Fields at email@example.com.
We look forward to working with you!
We offer free, one-on-one tutoring to the CCSU 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!
Antiracism, Social Justice, and Writing
The CCSU 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 CCSU Writing Center, students, and professors.
Fall 2021 Hours
- Monday 9am-5pm (face-to-face and online)
- Tuesday 9am-5pm (face-to-face and online)
- Tuesday 6pm-8pm (online only)
- Wednesday 9am-5pm (face-to-face and online)
- Wednesday 6pm-8pm (online only)
- Thursday 9am-5pm (face-to-face and online)
- Friday 9am-1pm (face-to-face and online)