RWSSC Overview

The Center offers tutorial support in analytical language development, with special attention paid to the reading, writing and thinking skills needed to succeed in General Education courses. The Center is staffed by graduate students, primarily from the Education, English, and Applied Linguistics MA programs. They are specially trained for work in critical analysis and language use, the intellectual functions engaged by the General Education Curriculum and upper division course research writing. The Center serves students enrolled in undergraduate courses at all levels.

Tutors meet with students for one hour on a weekly basis. Students are encouraged to view the Center not as a one-shot quick fix for their academic problems, but rather as a place to have their difficulties carefully diagnosed and addressed in tutorial sessions over a period of time. In addition to working directly, one-to-one with students, Center tutors lead drop-in group workshops at appropriate times throughout each semester in such topics as Time Management, Note-taking, Oral Presentation, Cite/Write/Right, Reading Strategies, Test Preparation and Test Taking, and the Writing Process.