Want to become a better writer, thinker, and reader?

The Writing Center offers tutoring focused solely on writing and reading. We have two main goals: to help students from all disciplines develop their academic writing skills and to foster advanced writers across the College—students, staff, and faculty alike. We are committed to helping the IC community see writing as central to critical and creative thinking.

Hours and Appointments

Smiddy 107
Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm
Sunday-Thursday, 7-10 p.m.

Appointments are recommended. All in-person sessions can be changed into Zoom sessions if needed.  Students can also request Zoom appointments directly with any tutor. To make an appointment, visit us online.

What does the Writing Center do?

We aim to help students from all disciplines, backgrounds, and experiences to develop greater independence as writers. We primarily offer individual tutoring sessions through trained undergraduate tutors as well as faculty tutors from the Writing Department.

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 their own voices and confidence as independent thinkers and writers. We will not revise or correct papers for students, but will help them learn these skills. 

While many students visit us to work on assignments for their classes, we are also happy to work on pieces from independent creative writing to application essays and anything in between. 

Appointments can be made at Ithaca.mywconline.com, also located on the apps.ithaca.edu page. For more information, contact Professor Priya Sirohi, Director, at psirohi@ithaca.edu

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What do tutoring sessions look like?

In a friendly, comfortable atmosphere, writers at all levels participate in one-on-one conferences with trained student and faculty tutors to work on effective strategies for all aspects of the writing process. Topics explored in these conferences may include:

  • The generation, organization, and focusing of ideas
  • Understanding assignments and readings
  • Comprehensive rewriting of drafts
  • Sentence structure and style
  • Grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Research and note-taking methods
  • Source documentation

We do NOT revise, edit/correct, or write papers for students. Instead, we help them learn to do so themselves.

      • Quick Writing Guides for Digital Conferences

Can we make Zoom appointments?

The Writing Center now permanently offers Zoom tutoring!

  • All appointments can be booked as Zoom appointments. Certain tutors are in fact Zoom-only.
  • Existing in-person appointments can be changed to Zoom by simply emailing your tutor.
  • The physical location in Smiddy 107 will be open to clients in-person after February 14th, 2022.

Appointments can be made at Ithaca.mywconline.com, also located on the apps.ithaca.edu page.

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