We offer individual consultations for students writers on their work-in-progress, workshops, and quiet space to get your writing done (have a noisy roommate? Come to us!). Many students and faculty benefit from our standout Writing Fellows Program, in which a peer tutor is dedicated to a particular section of a course and supports those students both in class and outside of class. Other benefits:
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We offer Writing Fellows (for a whole semester, or just for special projects) as well as many other services to help you support your students and your own scholarly writing. Many faculty members consult individually with our director on issues like writing assignment design or providing feedback to student writers. You can request in-class visits from the writing center—either a quick introduction to our services, delivered by a peer tutor, or workshops on specific writing topics co-constructed by the faculty member and writing center director.
Like other writing centers around the world, the YCP Writing Center contributes to scholarship about how writing is taught and learned. We think it’s important to base our practices on serious scholarly research, so we can provide support for writers that we are confident will be effective.
Our research is conducted by both our director and our peer tutors, and is shared at our regional conference, hosted by MAWCA (The Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association), and at national conferences sponsored by CCCC (The Conference on College Composition and Communication), NCPTW (The National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing) and IWCA (The International Writing Center Association).