Sunday, August 24, 2014

We're Bringing the Writing Center to Hofstra's NCAA Athletes!

Starting in Fall 2014, the Writing Center will be piloting a program to provide writing tutoring for Hofstra's NCAA athletes in their study hall in the Fried Athletic Center, 2nd Floor. 

Look for us there on weekday evenings and on Friday afternoons soon!

Would you like a Writing Center Consultant to "Embed" in Your Course?

Calling all faculty!  Would you like to have your own personal Writing Center consultant (one of our Writing Center tutors)  attend your course once per week for all or part of the semester? 

Your Writing Center consultant can do any (or all) of the following things for you:

  • Tell students in your course about the Writing Center and the tutoring services it offers.  We're not just for struggling writers--we're also for strong writers who want to reach their full potential!
  •  Hold tutoring appointments with students in your course through the Writing Center.
  •  Tell our other Writing Center tutors about your assignments so that our other tutors understand your assignments well and can better assist your students.
  • Consult with you if you'd like an assessment of how or whether undergraduates could misread or misinterpret assignment language you're considering.
Interested?  Please e-mail Lisa Dresner or call her at the Writing Center's main #: (516) 463-4908.

Monday, August 18, 2014

We're on Vacation from August 23rd through September 1st!

The Writing Center will be on vacation from August 23rd through September 1st.

We'll be open during the first week of classes, so you might want to spend the next week or two working on drafts of your resume, your personal statement for graduate or professional school, etc. Then, you'll be all set for an appointment when we re-open.  See you on September 2nd!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

New Video on How to Use the Wait List!

One of our Writing Center auteurs, Karlie, has shot a great new video on how to use the wait list.  Here's a sneak preview:

The wait list is one of the coolest features of our WC Online Scheduling System.  The wait list texts you or e-mails you when someone cancels an appointment at a time you wanted but that had previously been booked.  You can ask to be notified by day, time, and preferred tutor! 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

New Video on How to Have Online Appointments!

Our own tutor David has shot a great new video on how to have online appointments, starring our tutor Kate!  Check it out below: