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Fall 2021 Writing Center
For fall 2021, starting Monday, September 13, the Cornell Writing Centers (CWC) will be offering both in-person and online, synchronous tutoring sessions by appointment or drop-in. Writers will need to register for accounts and make appointments for all online appointments.
The CWC provides support for individuals at any stage of the writing process. It is a free resource available to all of Cornell—undergraduate students, pre-freshman and high schoolers in summer programs, graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni—for nearly any kind of writing project: applications, presentations, lab reports, essays, papers, and more. Tutors (trained graduate students in the summer) serve as responsive listeners and readers who can address questions about the writing process or about particular pieces of writing. They will ask questions that foster critical thinking about your writing, and they will also consider questions of confidence, reading, analytic thought, imagination, and research. All tutors have training in supporting multilingual writers, working with writers remotely online, and in supporting writers working on application materials.
Fall Weekly Tutoring Schedule
- 108 Uris Library (in-person & online)
- 403 Olin Library (in-person & online)
- Online Shifts, via WC Online
Sundays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays, 7:00-10:00pm
- 103 Robert Purcell Community Center (in-person only)
- Mann Library Consultation Area (in-person & online)
- 178 Rockefeller Hall (in-person & online)
Fall Semester Schedule
|No Tutoring: Fall Break||
Tutoring resumes Wednesday, October 13
|No Tutoring: Thanksgiving Break||
Tutoring resumes Monday, November 29
Last Day of Regular Tutoring Schedule
How Online Tutoring Works
Online tutoring is by appointment only, so to get started, writers need to register for an account and make an appointment.
Our online appointments offer the option for video-conferencing or text-box chatting, and in order to “show up” for an appointment, you simply need to login to the schedule, click on your appointment, and then click the yellow link that says “START OR JOIN CONVERSATION.” Our tutors will be prepared to help you navigate technology issues—they will email you to check-in and offer help should you have any trouble “showing up.”
Check-out this video demo for how to make and "show up" for an appointment:
Though we work hard to ensure smooth online appointments, due to the regularity of technical and other unforeseen issues, we ask all writers to make hour-long appointments. If technology/internet issues do arise or you're struggling to "show up," don't worry--our tutors are trained to reach out and help and they all have a back-up plan!
In order to get the best tutoring experience possible, we encourage writers to:
- Select 4-6 pages to focus on in one session
- Come with specific questions you have about your writing
- Bring the assignment prompt, if you have one
- Be prepared to engage in discussion and do some collaborative work
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Feedback & Questions
Have you visited the Cornell Writing Centers recently? Would you like to offer us your feedback? Click here: WC Feedback
- For answers to questions about the WC or if you need special assistance, contact Kate Navickas, WC Director.
- See our Editing Policy for our approach to supporting writers with sentence-level issues.