Undergraduate Programs

Services for Undergraduate Students

Drop-ins

Our trained undergraduate Writing Advisors (WA’s) provide one-on-one conferencing in a drop-in format in our Writing Center Commons, located on the first floor of the Brandel Library. Stop in any time during our regular hours to receive drop-in assistance at any stage of your writing process–No appointments necessary.

Conferencing in the Core Curriculum

Matched to specific courses at each semester’s start, trained undergraduate WA’s also work alongside students enrolled in Core Curriculum Courses, functioning as sympathetic first readers of drafts and offering targeted feedback at any point of the writing process. Since WA’s are students themselves may be enrolled in Writing Intensive or Keystone courses, WA’s act more as peers than tutors, and their work is a form of collaborative learning that fosters advisees’ ability to develop their own writing strategies and confidence.

COMPASS (Centering Our Minds Passionately Around Student Success)

This intensive twelve-day program prepares domestic first-year students for the academic and social challenges adjusting to college life. Writing instruction and assignments are a vital component of the COMPASS program, and the Writing Center supports COMPASS students as they deepen their understanding of academic discourse, gain confidence in reading and understanding prompts, explore writing as a process, and form college-level writing habits.

Writing Partners

Students interested in receiving more consistent writing help from the same WA may make arrangements through Student Engagement.