It’s 10:00 a.m. on a Monday morning and the West Chester University Writing Center tutors arrive at room 251 in the Francis Harvey Green Library tired, but ready to face the busy week ahead.
The tutors are not just English majors, but also psychology, communication studies and geography majors too. There’s even a tutor who is both a psychology MA student and a philosophy professor.
While the tutors are mulling over their own thoughts for the next essay they have to write, they get ready for their daily appointments.
What will they encounter in the Writing Center today? Will they work on a personal statement? Will they reflect with a student on a recent controversial film shown in class? Or will they sit back and listen and take notes as their tutee recites their Master’s thesis?
That’s the joy of the Writing Center. Like Forrest Gump says about life, it’s a box of chocolates, and the tutors never know what type of assignments they’re going to get.
But the thing is, the tutors have been trained to help with it all. And most of the tutors have probably struggled with the same assignment you’re struggling with.
Is there anything you’ve been working on that you just don’t know how to begin? Or, is there an assignment you think you’ve finished, but you just want to talk it over with someone? That’s what tutors do.
You bring in your writing, no matter what step of the process you’re on, and the tutors are there to talk about it with you.
This is your invitation to the WCU Writing Center. Hopefully you’ve visited us before. If not, we’d love to hear what it is you’re working on, and we’d love to chat with you about it and help you take it to the next level.
Make an appointment online at wcu.mywconline.com or swing by room 251 in the FHG Library, and a friendly face at the front desk will be more than willing to set you up with a tutor.
We hope to see you soon.
Sean Skulski is a graduate student majoring in English. He can be reached at SS852989@wcupa.edu.