Offering informed feedback, the Writing Center's tutors conference with students on their college-level reading and writing assignments at any stage of their composing processes. A conference's purpose is to enhance a writer's ability to produce any essay for any course across the curriculum before students submit them to their ultimate audience, the professors who grade them.

In a 45-minute conference tutors will, in collaboration with a student, identify, prioritize, and address the issues a particular assignment's draft presents. Tutors can coach students in narrowing a topic, finding a focus, organizing ideas, developing content, and improving style and correctness. Tutors can also clarify APA- and MLA-formatting guidelines for embedding and citing sources. Each conference should meet the individual composing needs of students and introduce re-writing and editing skills students can practice independently.


The Writing Center is located in Room S212. Hours are by appointment. Walk-ins are accepted on availability. Call (203) 285-2245 or


Fall Semester Hours

Monday 10 a.m.  7 p.m.
Tuesday  9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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