Fall 2021 Hours - Opening Wed., September 15
Monday - 10:00-2:00pm and 3:00-4:00pm
Tuesday - 12:00-3:00pm
Wednesday - 10:00-11:00am and 12:00-3:00pm
Thursday - 11:00-2:00pm
Friday - (Online Appointments Only) — 10:00-11:00am and 12:00-1:00pm
The UConn Waterbury Writing Center assists students who are doing any sort of writing and multimodal projects for their classes at UConn. Have you started writing essays for your English classes? Are you putting together lab reports for your Biology classes? Are you taking a Sociology W course? If so, you should bring your assignments to the Writing Center.
UConn Waterbury’s Writing Center will offer both face-to-face and online synchronous tutoring for the fall 2021 semester:
- Face-to-face tutoring, or in-person tutoring, in which a tutor and client are present simultaneously at the campus Writing Center, is scheduled through WCOnline. Appointments must be made for in-person tutoring.
- Online tutoring, in which a tutor and client are present simultaneously in an online workspace, is scheduled and delivered through WCOnline. Appointments must be made for synchronous tutoring.
Please Note: Until further notice, to ensure a safe learning environment for everyone, masks/face coverings must be worn at all times when inside campus buildings, including in the Writing Center, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors refusing to abide by these university rules will be asked to leave.
The Writing Center can assist you with:
- Understand writing assignments
- Pre-writing and revision strategies
- Organizing ideas
- Fine-tuning thesis statements
- Developing more effective sentences
- Organizing paragraphs
- Proper citation
The Writing Center provides assistance to students working on:
- Rough drafts
- Lab reports
- Term papers
- Any sort of academic writing or creative writing
- Multimodal projects
- Resumes and cover letters
- Personal statements
Tutoring takes place in approximately one-hour sessions (they may be shorter or longer) that combine discussion of the writer’s goals and some writing that contributes to the completion of the assignment. Online tutoring may take a slightly different format.
Making Appointments We encourage you to sign up for a tutoring session in advance (both face-to-face and online). All appointments must be made via the WCOnline website. Visit https://waterbury.mywconline.com to get started. Instructions for booking an appointment can be found here.
Drop-Ins Drop-ins are welcome; however, you should be aware that our staff may be busy with those who have signed up for a tutoring session in advance, so we suggest that you sign up for a tutoring session via WCOnline if you want to assure yourself of a tutoring session at a particular time.
The Writing Center Staff
We currently have a staff of six peer tutors. All our tutors have been trained by writing center professionals and are devoted to development of good writers. While some our peer tutors are majoring in English, others come from a variety of disciplines as diverse as Pharmacy Studies and Neurobiology.
How to Cite
Here are two excellent sources on how to cite:
- Purdue University has put together an easy-to-use website with their MLA Formatting and Style Guide.
- The Duke University library system has put together a website on Documentation Guidelines for citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.
Interested in Becoming a Tutor?
The Waterbury Campus Writing Center is looking for students who are interested in tutoring writing. All students are welcome to apply regardless of their semester status or major, but we particularly encourage sophomores with good writing and interpersonal skills. The ideal applicant is someone who:
- is a sophomore in good academic standing.
- has excellent interpersonal skills.
- has taken First-Year Writing (English 1010 or 1011) at UConn and has received at least a B in that class.
- can produce a writing sample (of at least five pages) that demonstrates the use of several texts.
- is willing and able to commit approximately four hours a week to tutoring once he or she has been trained.
We pay $13.00 per hour to students who have been trained and are fully committed to working in the Writing Center.