The writing center
Concordia's writing center aims to create a nurturing and supportive environment where students come for assistance with all stages of the writing process. Tutors, recommended by faculty, are trained to provide positive, constructive feedback and to direct students to useful online writing resources.
Tutors will not correct essays. Instead, they offer guidance with all of the stages of the writing process:
- deciding on topics to write about,
- gathering ideas and doing research,
- drafting the material into an essay,
- revising that material while paying close attention to the audience of the work and the purpose of the piece,
- and developing skills and finding appropriate resources to become better editors of their own work.
During these sessions, students read their work out loud or listen as the tutor reads it to them. Afterwards, the tutor and student discuss the strengths of the assignment, the areas in need of improvement, and strategies for addressing those areas. Arrange a face-to-face meeting by contacting us at email@example.com or use the form on the right.
During an online session, students discuss a draft of a writing project with a tutor, receiving feedback about strengths and areas in need of improvement. Arrange an online meeting by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form on the right. Please note the available hours for those working at the writing center and the lead time needed to make arrangements for your meeting.
Resources for writers
- APA Format
- MLA Format
- Citation Machine: Automatically generate APA or MLA formatted citations
- Avoiding Plagiarism
- Online Resources
Available hours and response time
Available hours for live online sessions or face-to-face meetings:
- 7-10 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays
- 1-4 p.m, Mondays through Fridays
- See Patrick in Link Library room 138 to schedule a session any time from 9-4 p.m, Mondays through Fridays.
Please allow 36 hours--not counting weekends--for tutors to respond to work submitted online.
New Service!! Email the WRITING HOTLINE!
If you have a quick question about anything, simply email your questions to email@example.com.
- Trouble getting started with an assignment?
- Grammar or usage questions?
- Question about citing a source?
- Want feedback on a sentence that just looks weird?
- Sudden onset NIWMSD (Nothing I Write Makes Sense Disorder)?
Email us during the above hours and we'll respond ASAP.