Writing Center Frequently Asked Questions

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I don't need remedial help; Is The Writing Center for me?

The Writing Center is for anyone who wants help with a writing assignment. For example, some students come in for help on grammar; others come for help brainstorming; others want help in proofreading or documentation.

Do I have to be enrolled in a specific course to receive help?

The Writing Center helps students with writing assignments in any class in any curriculum. You will find that you will receive writing assignments in a wide variety of classes, including math!

How long are the tutoring sessions?

Generally, a tutor will spend 30-45 minutes with a student. If there are multiple issues with your paper, additional sessions may be suggested.

Can I just drop off my paper and pick it up corrected?

No. The Writing Center does not revise papers for you. Tutors work with you and teach you how to improve your writing.

What if I have multiple papers?

We only work with one paper at a time. You will need to make multiple appointments for multiple papers. However, the appointments can be back-to-back.

What should I bring to the session?

You should bring your professor's instructions along with anything you have written and any ideas for your paper.

What if I have a group project?

You can certainly come in with your group project. However, we do require all members of the group to participate in the session. If members are missing, we will be limited to reviewing the work of writers who are present.

Do I need an appointment, or can I just walk in?

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly recommended. An appointment will guarantee that you will work with a tutor at the time you need.

Where is the Writing Center located?

The Writing Center is located in Greenley Hall on the third floor.

Still could use some help? Email us and we will get back to you shortly.

writing center

Greenley Hall, Room 321
934-420-2082
writingcenter@farmingdale.edu

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 Christine Antonetti
Director Writing Center

Hours | Fall 2019

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm