Wofford Writing Center

FALL 2021 SCHEDULE
Monday 1-4 p.m. 7-10 p.m.
Tuesday 2:30-6 p.m. 7-10 p.m.
Wednesday 1-4 p.m. 7-10 p.m.
Thursday 2:30-6 p.m. 7-10 p.m.
Friday 1-4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 7-10 p.m.
Note: Tutors are not available during the first week of classes nor finals week.

The Writing Center provides free, in-person peer tutoring. Students may work on all aspects of writing: 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 the Writing Center tutor 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. Students who need help with a long or particularly difficult paper may ask for an appointment by contacting the director, Dr. Julie Sexeny, at sexenyj@wofford.edu.

What we expect from all students using the Writing Center

  • Bring two hard copies of your essay draft and writing assignment.
  • Don’t come in just before closing time.
  • Try not to come in the night before a paper is due.
  • Be active and engaged; work on improving your writing skills.
  • Have specific questions and an objective for your session.
  • Remember that your paper is your responsibility, not the tutor’s.
  • Don’t ask for help on any one paper more than twice.
  • For papers over 10 pages, ask for a special appointment.
  • For questions related to the Writing Center, contact the director (Dr. Julie Sexeny, sexenyj@wofford.edu).

Note: Once you come into the Writing Center for an in-person visit, you have the option of emailing a tutor for a subsequent online session. Here are the expectations for online tutoring:

What we expect from students using the Writing Center - Synchronous tutoring

  • Email the tutor you worked with in person and request a synchronous meeting.
  • Agree to on an online platform and a method for sharing your essay.
  • Try not to schedule a meeting the night before a paper is due.

What we expect from students using the Writing Center - Asynchronous tutoring

  • Email the tutor you worked with in person and request an asynchronous tutoring.
  • Email the tutor your essay draft and writing assignment.
  • You will receive written final comments from a tutor within 48 hours.
  • You will need to read the comments and apply them to your essay.