Welcome to the home page of the Ithaca College Writing Center, located in Smiddy 107. Sponsored by the Department of Writing, we serve all Ithaca College students, staff, and faculty who wish to become better writers, thinkers, and readers. The Writing Center has two main goals: to help students from all disciplines develop their academic writing skills and to foster advanced writers across the College. We are committed to helping students see writing as central to critical and creative thinking.
In a friendly, comfortable atmosphere, writers at all levels may participate in one-on-one conferences to work on effective strategies for all aspects of the writing process. Topics explored in these conferences include
- generating, focusing, and organizing ideas
- understanding assignments and readings
- comprehensive rewriting of drafts
- sentence structure and style
- grammar, punctuation, and spelling
- research and note-taking methods
- documentation of sources
We offer these services for students in all disciplines -- humanities and sciences, business, health sciences and human performance, communications, and music. In our conferences we encourage students to develop confidence as independent thinkers and writers. This means that we will not revise or correct papers for students, but instead will help them learn to do this for themselves.