Help Promote the Cornell Writing Centers

The KNIGHTLYnews is an online forum where FWS instructors and other teachers of writing can swap and share ideas for best classroom practice. Weekly posts are designed to help teachers develop lesson plans and writing assignments, and respond to classroom challenges by introducing new teaching tools and sharing emerging pedagogical ideas. Posts also direct readers to program and campus resources that support teaching and learning, and provide opportunities for peer collaboration and mentorship.

Greetings FWS Teachers!

As you finalize your plans for your First-Year Writing Seminar (FWS), I hope you will consider how the Cornell Writing Centers (CWC) can support you and your students. Our peer tutors are eager to work collaboratively with all writers on campus, but especially FWS students.

For fall 2022, the CWC will be offering both in-person and synchronous online tutoring (via text chat and/or video conferencing). Tutoring will start Tuesday, September 6, and writers will be able to drop-in or make appointments here:

We hope that you will encourage students to see the CWC tutors as not only a useful resource, but as a way of connecting with friendly peers who care deeply about writing and supporting writers across campus. We hope that you will support our resources for students by regularly reminding students of the Writing Centers, excerpting the below updated passage on your syllabus and/or Canvas site, and sharing the CWC website links with students. You can also expect to find CWC bookmarks to share with students in your campus mailbox in the next week or so. 

Learn more about the CWC

With your help, we will continue to be a valuable resource on campus! I look forward to hearing from you with questions or ideas.


Syllabus Blurb:

Cornell Writing Centers

The Cornell Writing Centers (CWC) provide support for individuals at any stage of the writing process. It is a free resourceavailable to everyone on campus—faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students—for nearly any kind of writing project: applications, presentations, lab reports, essays, papers, and more. Tutors (trained peers) serve as responsive listeners and readers who can address questions about the writing process or about particular pieces of writing. They can also consider questions of confidence, assignment expectations, critical reading, analytic thought, and imagination. All tutors have training in supporting multilingual writers, working with writers remotely online, and in supporting writers working on application materials.This semester CWC is offering both in-person and synchronous online tutoring (via chat and/or video conferences) through our scheduling platform:  


Fall 2022 Tutoring Schedule

Sundays—Thursdays, 7:00-10:00pm

  • 108 Uris Library (in-person & online)

  • 403 Olin Library (in-person & online)

  • Synchronous Online Shifts, via WC Online

Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00-10:00pm

  • 105 Robert Purcell Community Center (in-person only)

Mondays—Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm

  • Mann Library Consultation Area (in-person & online)

  • 178 Rockefeller Hall (in-person & online)

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