What we do for students
We offer individual consultations for students writers on their work-in-progress, workshops, and quiet space to get your writing done. Many students and faculty benefit from our stand out 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.
You may make an appointment with us for either a face-to-face session (in HUM 10!) or an e-tutoring session. If you make an e-tutoring appointment, you will upload a file to your appointment. If you have one, please upload an assignment sheet in addition to your draft. The tutor will read your draft, and upload some feedback for you. To read your feedback, you log in to the writing center, click on your appointment and find the feedback we have uploaded. You upload your draft by the start time of your e-tutoring appointment and receive feedback by 9 p.m. that day. You will receive an email with your feedback attached, or you can access the feedback anytime by going to your appointment form.
Make an appointment by clicking the link below, or by clicking on the Writing Center Icon on the MyYCP portal.
Appointments are 30 or 60 min. You may have one appointment per day. Walk-ins are also welcome.
What we do for faculty
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 or workshops on specific writing topics co-constructed by the faculty member and writing center director.
- Individual consulting with the Writing Center Director on writing pedagogy, writing assignment design, and responding to student writing;
- Workshops and group discussions about writing pedagogy;
- Individual consulting for faculty on their own scholarly writing projects, grant or conference proposals and professional materials (Curricula Vitae, cover letters, etc.);
- Ad hoc tutor/fellows initiatives to support student writing, like assisting a class with peer response or providing feedback to students during class meetings dedicated to researching or writing.
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).
- Become part of a local network of undergraduate students from varying institutions, including experienced and new undergraduate researchers guided by mentor faculty members.
- Conference one-on-one with writing researchers in the fields of composition, rhetoric, or writing center studies to discuss research ideas, goals, and methodologies.
- Engage in workshops to assess the quality of research, design a research question, and learn and practice qualitative and quantitative research methods.
- Utilize independent workshop time to construct or develop a research study.
- Compile authentic feedback and recommendations from writing researchers and students.
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 12 - 4 p.m.
Online tutoring available everyday including weekends
The Writing Center is located in Humanities, Room 10.
E-tutoring is available on weekends. Review our online scheduler to find weekend appointments.