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Writing Center

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Location: Southworth Library Learning Commons, 1st floor. Walk-ins welcome, appointments suggested.

Phone: (315) 386-7308

Email: writingctr@canton.edu

Online Tutoring Available!

Learning Resources

Whether a freshman or a senior, a nursing major or a graphic design major, everyone's writing can benefit from the help of a responsive tutor. The Writing Center offers assistance with academic reading, writing, and study skills across a variety of disciplines. In addition to tutoring, the Writing Center offers style manuals, handouts, WiFi, and printing, making it a quiet and convenient location to work on writing projects.

Grammarly is an online proofreading and editing tool that helps writers develop sentence-level writing skills, reinforce revision habits, and detect plagiarism.

 

Writing Center Handouts and Online Resources: Need help formatting your paper? Want to know more about plagiarism or annotated bibliographies? One or more of these popular Writing Center handouts might help answer your questions.

ELL Resources: Help with English language learning and links to helpful resources

Information for Faculty: Who are we, what we do (and don't do), and other answers to frequently asked questions.

How to Prepare for a Successful Tutoring Experience

  • Seek assistance early and often. Do not wait until the day your assignment is due or an hour before class starts to meet with a tutor. Allow yourself enough time to attend several tutoring sessions if necessary.
  • Come with something written. Even brainstorming or free-writing about your assignment is a great start.
  • Arrive prepared. Bring assignment guidelines, class notes, the course syllabus, textbooks, research, etc.
  • Ask specific questions. Your tutor will want to have a conversation with you about your writing, and a conversation requires input from both sides. Let your tutor know what concerns you have about your writing and ask lots of questions!
  • Sign in to the Writing Center’s Log-in computer. Doing so helps us better serve students in the future!
  • Keep in mind that all writers need feedback. Writing is a collaborative process. Even the best and most successful writers have help revising and editing their work.

Betty J. Evans Tutoring Center
Southworth Library Learning Commons
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617
315-386-7879
tutoring@canton.edu

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