Services and Resources
Resources for Writers
Citation Resources: Learn to cite sources using APA, MLA, Chicago, ASA, Ecology, or CSE.
Other Writing Resources: Learn more about writing resources can help you with college academic writing, grammar, ESR, plagiarism, and other issues.
Multiliteracy Room, Computers, Software: In the main room, the WMC provides computers and software to help you compose with text, visuals, graphics, and audio. We have three iMac stations for student use and they include the following software:
- Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
- Adobe CC suite (Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro),
In addition, we have a multiliteracy room for group tutoring sessions, videotaping, and presentation rehearsals.
Resources for Speakers
- Learn more about oral resources that can help you with understanding oral delivery, impact of body language, storytelling, and rhetorical techniques.
Our main services are:
- one-to-one or group consultations (oral, written),
- online consultations, and
- workshops (classes, administrative and student groups, and others upon request)
One-to-One or Group Consultations for Writing or Speaking (30m or 1 hour)
Get personalized feedback and support through one-to-one consultations. Students can sign up for a writing or oral consultation by making an appointment or "dropping in" at the Center. Drop In consultations are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Appointments guarantee your session, and we recommend that students make an appointments. Appointments may be made up to two weeks in advance.
* For oral consultations, we recommend that you call us or make an appointment through email (please visit our page "Making an appointment" for more information.
* Students are limited to two 30-min appointments (1 hour) per week and one drop-in tutoring session (up to 30 min) per day.
Online Writing Consultations (1 hour)
The WMC Center provides online writing consultations for students unable to visit the Center in person. For instance, you may request online writing consultants if you are studying abroad, commuting far from campus, or you have child-care concerns that prevent you from coming to campus. Normal tutoring hours and rules apply for online writing consultations. Learn more about online writing consultations and what you'll need to do to prepare.
We provide safe, tutor-facilitated speaking groups for students interested in talking candidly about or learning new skills in speaking in academic contexts, whether it is oral presentations, in-class discussions, or talking to your professor and peers! Bring questions and topics to talk about--but also bring a mindset to actively improve your skills. Your peers and your tutor can help you identify strategies to work effectively in a variety of speaking situations. You can attend one or as many sessions as you like, but registration is required. If you are interested joining a speaking group, please contact the Faculty Director.
Starting a Writing Group
Interested in starting a successful writing group that effectively helps each member achieve their personal writing goals? Writing groups have been increasing popular with students working on long research projects such as masters or dissertation theses; however, there are many predictable pitfalls, including conflicts of personalities and expectations, differences in goals and commitment. If you'd like to learn more about effectively starting a writing group or would like a workshop on writing groups, please contact the Faculty Director.
The Writing and Multiliteracy Center provide a range of workshops for faculty and students. For more information or to make a request, visit our workshop page.
Services for Students with Disabilities
The WMC strives to serve all CI students and accommodate their diverse learning needs. We work collaboratively with The Disability Resource Program to provide services for students who are registered with the Disability Resource Programs. Students who would like extra time on writing or communication can request two back to back 30 minute appointments (1 hour). In addition, they check in once a day to see if any tutors are available for a drop-in session. No EAC Faculty Notification Letter is needed. All disability related information will remain confidential. Please note that all students, with or without disabilities, must adhere to the WMC's policies and procedures.