The Writing Center

 

Writing Center Info:

Office Location:
Young 140

Hours:
Sun – Thurs: 7 – 11 p.m.
Mon – Thurs: 2 – 4 p.m.
(Please arrive at least 20 minutes before closing)

Email:
george.phillips@centre.edu

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At the Writing Center, we strive to enable and advance students’ participation in Centre’s community of learners and writers.

The trained peer consultants meet individually with students to discuss any writing project. We consult on every stage of the writing process—from finding a topic to revising a draft. The goal of each consultation is to foster in students a greater consciousness of their thinking and writing, not to produce a flawless text.

What We Do

The Writing Center offers one-on-one consultations between students and trained peer consultants on a drop-in basis. Our consultants serve as friendly-but-critical readers. The typical consultation begins with a collaborative effort to identify priorities for the session.
 
Students benefit most from sessions that occur at the planning, drafting, and revising stages, when there is still enough time for the writer to rethink ideas, argument, and evidence in creative and constructive ways. Consultants will ask writers lots of questions and encourage students to recognize their own weaknesses and identify strategies for making changes and enhancing strengths. Ideally, this conversational exploration will prompt writers to refine both the argument and the prose for clarity and power.
 
We can help you with just about any written assignment. We also offer help with specific types of assignments:
 

Spanish Papers

If you are writing a Spanish-language paper, you will probably find it helpful to work through your ideas with one of our Spanish-speaking consultants listed below. However, please keep in mind that the Writing Center does not offer a language tutoring service and does not spot-check grammar.
 
CONSULTANTS:
Jessica Brewer
Emma Comery
Laura Humble
Olivia Kernekin
Courtney Lucas (intermediate Spanish)
Madison Stuart
Allyson Weglar (introductory Spanish)
 

French Papers

If you are writing a French language paper, you will probably find it helpful to work through your ideas with one of our French-speaking consultants listed below. However, please keep in mind that the Writing Center does not offer a language tutoring service and does not spot-check grammar.
 
CONSULTANTS:
Matthew Baker (introductory French)
Jessica Brewer
Elle Enander (intermediate French)
Laura Humble (introductory French)
Parker Leonard
Sara Loy
Joanna Pope
Allyson Weglar (introductory French)
 

Lab Reports

Any consultant can help with most aspects of a lab report, but the consultants below are especially experienced with lab reports.

 

Creative Writing

Several of our consultants are skilled with creative writing projects and will be able to give you valuable feedback on these projects.
 
CONSULTANTS:
Emma Comery
Hayley Hoffman
Madison Stuart
Allyson Weglar
 

HUM 110/120

Our entire staff is capable of helping with papers assigned in the Humanities sequence. The list below are consultants who list these papers as a particular specialty.
 
CONSULTANTS:
Emma Comery
Hayley Hoffman
Olivia Kernekin
Parker Leonard
Courtney Lucas
Allyson Weglar
 

Full List of Consultants' Specialties

Matthew Baker
• Elementary French
• History
• Politics
• Religion
 
Jessica Brewer
• French
• International Development
• International Studies
• Spanish
 
Emma Comery
• Creative Writing
• English
• Humanities
• Literary Analysis
• Spanish
 
Jeannie Corbitt
• English
• Religion
 
Preston Davis
• International Relations
• Politics
• Religion
 
Elle Enander
• English
• Environmental Studies
• French (level 210 and under)
• Religion
 
Connor Feeley
• Financial Economics
 
Patrick Haggerty
• English
• German
 
Hayley Hoffman
• Creative Writing
• Dramatic Arts
• English
• Music
 
Laura Humble
• Elementary French
• Elementary Spanish
• English
• Psychology
 
Olivia Kernekin
• Dramatic Arts
• English
• Humanities
• Spanish
 
Parker Leonard
• English
• French
• Humanities
 
Sara Loy
• English
• French
 
Courtney Lucas
• Elementary French
• Humanities
• Intermediate Spanish
 
Scott Olsen
• English
• Film Studies
• History
• Philosophy
 
Joanna Pope
• Anthropology
• History
• International Studies
• Politics
• Sociology
 
Madison Stuart
• Creative Writing
• English
 
Deanna Walker
• Psychology
• Social Sciences
 
Allyson Weglar
• Creative Writing
• Elementary French
• Elementary Spanish
• Humanities

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