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.
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:
The consultants are trained to provide students a welcoming, goal-orientation session that leaves the student feeling accomplished.
Rachel Andreola, Class of '24
"Outside of being a writing consultant, I am a mathematics tutor, the vice president of SVC The Company, and a Fred Rogers Scholar. Being a confident writer is something I have struggled with, and I hope to be able to offer help to my peers who may experience that same struggle. I look forward to being part of the process that allows writers to find their voice and their self-assurance."
Sydney Campbell, Class of '24
"I am also a member of the women's soccer team. I have always loved writing, and I plan to make it a big part of my future. I love helping people improve their writing as well! "
David Collins, Class of '24
"Apart from being a Writing Associate, I am also a part of the Honors College, SVC’s The Company, and Sigma Tau Delta. I think writing is so special in its ability to simultaneously promote individuality and uniqueness while also facilitating understanding and bringing people together. I am psyched to be working for the writing center this year and am happy to help anyone in need of assistance."
Bethany Fritsch, Class of '23
"Outside of the Writing Center, I work in Campus Ministry as the Communication Coordinator, I lead a women's small group and I assist in other Campus Ministry activities. I believe that everyone has a voice, and by improving your writing you can use it as a tool to share your voice with the world. I cannot wait to engage with my peers, help them and learn from them."
Cara Garland, Class of '23
Integrated Science: Allied Health, Psychology
"Apart from being a Writing Consultant, I am president of the Pre-Allied Health Club. Writing is something I enjoy doing along with going to the gym and spending time with friends. I am excited to help my peers and make this a good year for the Writing Center."
Bridgette Gorg, Class of '24
Environmental Science, Biology, BLS
"I am from Virginia and am new to the Pennsylvania area. I love reading, hiking, and being outside. You can usually find me snoozing somewhere sunny in my hammock. At St. Vincent I am part of the rugby club, and I love being a part a sports team here! I am looking forward to being a Writing Consultant because I wanted to show others that writing is important in all fields, especially in science."
Kailey Harvey, Class of '23
English, Secondary Education
"I have been working with the Writing Center as a Writing Consultant since 2020. My specialty is in Literature, which is my area of focus for my English degree. I love to read books, the most recent book I’ve finished is “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover. I look forward to working with you and I am excited to make this a successful year for us all!"