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Saint Vincent College Writing Center

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Saint Vincent College Writing Center

The Saint Vincent College Writing Center is an interdisciplinary resource that seeks to provide students the opportunity to become more confident, independent, and capable writers. The writing consultants, a diverse group of students who have been trained to facilitate 1:1 tutorials, group sessions, and workshops, will guide and support students of all writing abilities through each stage of the writing process, from formulating ideas, to applying the Six Principles of Good Writing, to developing voice and proofreading. Rooted in the Benedictine Hallmarks, the Writing Center provides a welcoming, nonjudgmental, and constructive environment in which students improve their writing habits and skills. By celebrating individuality, equality, and collaboration, the Writer Center is committed to each unique individual and the Saint Vincent community overall.

 

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Preparing For Your Writing Consultation

The primary objective of the SVC Writing Center is to help students improve their writing. Students are expected to attend consultations with a clear goal—not necessarily a developed thought or draft but at least an idea or a question. Students should arrive at the consultation on time and ready to think and engage with the consultant. Writing consultation is not one-sided; to be successful, it requires collaboration and active participation.

When you arrive for your writing consultation:

  • Prepare all materials you will need to discuss your writing assignment (e.g., assignment sheets, rubrics, pre-writing, and working drafts)
  • Be attentive: please do not listen to music, take calls, etc.
  • Respect that the session occurs in the time allotted, not outside the consultants’ work hours.
  • Have realistic expectations; improvement occurs with practice and over time.
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions about the writing process as well as your own writing.

The consultants are trained to provide students a welcoming, goal-orientation session that leaves the student feeling accomplished.

Hours and Location

Dale P. Latimer Library
Ground Floor

In-person Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12:30-4:30 PM

Virtual Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 7:00-11:00 PM

  • 2020-21 Writing Consultants

    Cara Garland
    Sophomore, Integrated Science: Allied Health

    Kailey Harvey
    Sophomore, English: Secondary Certification

    Zoe Leasock
    Senior, Biology: Population, English: American Literature
     
    Alyssa Mountan
    Senior, English: Creative Writing

    Mary Popp

    Senior, Politics, Psychology

    Madison Powell
    Junior, History

    Aimee Stillwagon
    Junior, English: Secondary Certification

    Paige Thatcher
    Sophomore, English: Secondary Certification

    Annie Trader
    Junior, Communication

    Collin Wilson
    Junior, English: Secondary Certification

    Julia Wise
    Sophomore, English: Creative Writing
Sara M. Hart
Director, International Education
Director, Writing Center
2nd Floor Headmasters Hall – Academic Affairs, Saint Vincent College
sara.hart@stvincent.edu