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WMC Videos On Writing and Presentations

WMC Videos are produced to cover a range of topics related to writing, presentation, and technology-based communication.  Many are created by our tutors for CI students.

Writing Resources:  Citation Guides, Handouts, Links

  • Citation Resources.  WMC provides quick guides and links to help students with citations in the five most popular styles: APA, MLA, ASA, ESA (ESRM), Chicago Style
  • Workshop Handouts.  We offer handouts used for a range of writing and multiliteracy workshops.  For instance,  get tips from annotating bibliographies to giving presentations.
  • Writing Resources. WMC provides curated links to writing resources that can help you with college academic writing, STEM writing, grammar, ESR, plagiarism, and other issues.

Resources for Speakers / Presenters

  • Resources for Communicators:  Giving an slideshow presentation?  Pitching a research poster?  Learn more about oral/visual resources that can help you with understanding oral delivery, impact of body language, storytelling, and rhetorical techniques.
  • Visit the Multiliteracy Room for presentation space and 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
- iMovie
- Garageband
- Adobe CC suite (Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro),
- Camtasia

In addition, we have a multiliteracy room for group tutoring sessions, videotaping, and presentation rehearsals.

General Services

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. 

Learn more about how to make an appointment for appointments for consultations in the center and for online consultations.

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.

Speaking Groups

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 Diverse Needs

The Writing and Multiliteracy Center strives to serve all CI students and accommodate their diverse learning needs.  While most students request 30-minute appointments, we recommend that all students, who would like extra time on writing or communication, request a one-hour appointment.  In order to ensure that we provide quality support for as many students as possible, students are limited to one-hour appointments per week.  However, students can check in once a day to see if any tutors are available for a drop-in session (up to 30 min).  Please note that all students, with or without disabilities, must adhere to WMC policies and procedures.

WMC Student Advisory Board

Interested in making a lasting impact at CI and helping the WMC help students?  Join the WMC Student Advisory Board.  Visit our SAB webpage for more information on how to apply.


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