Writing Center Update!

Hello, Marauders! With this busy time of the semester, we’d like to let you know about our new hours. We will be open Monday through Thursday from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Other than closing an hour earlier than before, everything is the same!

    • We offer in-person, online, and Zoom tutoring sessions. Schedule an appointment with us through Starfish (see How to Schedule an Appointment on Starfish for instructions) or feel free to drop in! Our location is McNairy Library Room 106.
    • Contact us by emailing writing.center@millersville.edu or calling (717) 871-7389.

A quick reminder on our different types of appointments: 

    • IN PERSON: This appointment is a face-to-face interaction between you and a tutor at the Writing Center, and is the most beneficial for both parties. Meeting in person allows us (the tutors) to do a better job of getting to know you, your writing style, and your writing goals and needs. This appointment is preferred if you have a lot of questions, if you have a rough draft that might need some work, or if it’s a longer paper. 
    • ZOOM: This appointment is a face-to-face interaction between you and a tutor through a screen. This is a great option for when you can’t come to the Writing Center but still want that hands-on, interactive learning experience. We will ask you to share your screen so we can take a look. Also, having your video turned on is preferred (so we can have that personal interaction) but NOT required! This appointment is preferred for the same reasons as the in-person appointment. However, since our appointments only run for about 30 minutes, you may need to schedule again if it’s a longer paper. 
    • ONLINE: This appointment requires zero face-to-face interaction. This is best if you have a shorter paper. Once you schedule the appointment through Starfish, you can email your paper to Writing.Center@millersville.edu with the name of the tutor that you made the appointment with. Make sure that your paper is attached as a Word document! Do not send a link, as most times it is inaccessible! Please make sure to specify what you need help with as well, so that we have a focus for the appointment. During an online session, we look over your paper and make comments and suggestions throughout the paper. We will then email it back to you. 

I hope this is helpful to you, and as always, happy writing!