The Writing Center
Welcome to the RMU Writing Center!
We provide free, professional tutoring for RMU students who have questions about class assignments/ speeches/ oral presentations, graduate school/ grant/ scholarship applications, artist's statements or other written work. Our tutors have experience in Writing Centers at a variety of institutions, as well as experience in teaching writing at the college and university level. All tutoring is done in person, and all RMU students are welcome.
The Writing Center is in Wheatley 147 (next to the part-time faculty office), just off the Atrium/Crit Space.
How it Works
The Writing Center offers tutoring in a variety of areas: brainstorming ideas, developing a research plan or outline, editing a draft, or proofreading a final paper.
Appointments are between 30 and 60 minutes per tutor per week. Each student can see any combination of tutors in the Writing Center for a maximum of two hours per week -- up to one hour of appointments, and up to one additional hour as a walk-in. Students who do not attend appointments promptly may lose their slots to walk-ins. Tutors cannot continue working with students after their posted shift ends or see students outside of posted hours.
Students are responsible for cancelling any appointments that they cannot attend using the online system.
To schedule an appointment in advance with a tutor, click here to use Colonial Navigate (you need to log into Colonial Navigate first, then click this link).
The spring 2020 hours of the RMU Writing Center are as follows:
- Mondays 11:00am-2:00pm
- Tuesdays 11:00am-3:00pm and 3:30pm-7:30pm
- Wednesdays 11:00am-3:00pm
- Thursdays 1:00-3:30
- Fridays 11:00am-1:30pm and 3:30pm-6:00pm
What Doesn't Work
We aim to help you learn to become a better writer. We will work WITH you, not write papers FOR you: we are here to help you improve your writing skills. Due to scheduling constraints, the Writing Center discourages instructors from assigning mandatory visits. However, if you would like a tutor to visit your class, please contact us.
- Bring the class assignment, application instructions or writing prompt.
- Have specific questions you would like the tutor to address.
- Bring your draft, notes, or outline.
- Bring the grading rubric, if there is one.
- If using an important textbook or important reading, bring it.
Students who get tutoring in the RMU Writing Center must fill out the short intake form in the presence of the tutor first.