Wofford Writing Center

The Wofford Writing Center provides free peer tutoring on all aspects of writing, including generating ideas, determining audience and purpose, organizing ideas, providing evidence to support arguments, documenting sources and editing for grammar, punctuation and spelling. Assistance is available with written works from all disciplines, including English, education, art history, history, philosophy, religion, foreign languages, government, business, economics, math, psychology, sociology, theatre and graduate school essays.

 

The role of Writing Center tutors is not to proofread or to “fix” papers before they are submitted, but to respond thoughtfully to papers at any stage of the writing process and to help students improve their writing through discussion and instruction.

 

The Writing Center is located on the main floor of the Sandor Teszler Library. The space has glass walls, comfortable chairs and tables for studying. Students who need help with a long or particularly difficult paper may ask for an appointment by contacting the director, Dr. Deno Trakas at trakasdp@wofford.edu.

 

Appointments are not necessary, but at certain times during the semester, the center is busy, and tutors may not be able to provide assistance to students with last-minute papers.

 

The Writing Center is open only during the academic year; it is closed during the summer. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; Friday 1-4 p.m.; and Sunday 7-10 p.m. The center is closed on Saturday.

 

Writing resources

Structuring a Paper 

Analysis 

MLA General Format and MLA Works Cited 

 APA Guidelines: General Format and Citations

Chicago Style: Citation Quick Reference Guide