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Fall 2019 Writing Center Schedule
This fall, we have 6 campus locations and encourage writers to walk-in or make a Writing Centers appointment. We look forward to working with all Cornell writers on any stage of any writing project!
First day of operations: Monday, September 9
Last day of operations: Tuesday, December 10
Closed during Fall Break: Friday, October 11 through Tuesday, October 15
*Tutoring Resumes: Wednesday, October 16
Closed during Thanksgiving Break: Monday, November 25 through Sunday, December 1
*Tutoring Resumes: Monday, December 2
General Writing Tutoring Locations & Hours
- 108 Uris LIbrary
- 403 Olin Library
- 3343 Tatkon Center
- 110 Flora Rose (limited walk-in capacity)
*misprint: our fall 2019 bookmarks say 121 Flora Rose, but the correct room is 110*
- 178 Rockefeller Hall
- Mann Library
Applications Tutoring, by appointment only
- Sundays, 7:00-10:00pm in Uris Library, room 108
- Mondays, 7:00-10:00pm in Flora Rose, room 110
Remote Video-Conferencing Tutoring, by appointment only
- Sundays, 7:00-10:00
What We Do
The Cornell Writing Centers offer the support of trained graduate and undergraduate tutors five days a week, Sunday through Thursday, to discuss specific pieces of writing or questions about writing. At the Writing Centers (WC), writers will be greeted by engaged and engaging peers who listen patiently, read thoughtfully, and offer considerate, supportive, and challenging feedback.
Cornell undergraduate and graduate students can visit any one of our five campus locations from time to time or on a regular basis when they want one-on-one support to refine and develop strategies for drafting effective academic essays. Writers of all levels of experience and ability can benefit from such individualized attention.
During a WC session, writing tutors may help writers to:
- get started with writing projects by reading and discussing a writing assignment, evaluating research material, brainstorming an outline.
explore ways to shape coherent arguments, make strong use of evidence, work with appropriate citation conventions.
consider questions about depth of analysis, organization, thesis statements, audience expectations, paragraph development, style, sentence structure.
identify patterns of errors in grammar or usage in order to develop effective strategies for line-editing.
Although writing tutors are happy to address large issues of focus and organization, they can only work with small portions of text (no more than 5 pages) during a typical 30-minute session.
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Feedback & Questions
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