The Writing Center provides support for student writers at Baruch to improve their writing and English language skills and to become independent, confident, and versatile writers. Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines and all levels of writing and language proficiency are welcome.
The Writing Center offers one-to-one sessions on both a scheduled and walk-in basis, as well as eTutoring and small-group workshops. The goal of each session is to strengthen students’ long-term writing and language skills, often by concentrating on a specific writing assignment or project. Writing Center consultants can help students:
• Practice strategies and skills that lead to improvement as writers, including thesis development, critical thinking, organization, evidence and support, grammar, vocabulary, and revision;
• Identify their strengths and needs as writers and English language learners;
• Explore the contexts and conventions of writing assignments;
• Negotiate a plan of action to complete the writing assignments at hand;
• Experience what it feels like to have careful and responsive readers;
• Feel safe to take risks with their thoughts and language and become more secure in the choices they make as writers;
• Develop the inspiration and incentive to improve as writers.
The Writing Center’s consultants are college-level writing teachers and professional writers. Consultants are experienced and highly trained in working with student writers, including multilingual writers and international students. Writing Center consultants do not edit or proofread papers, but they will help students learn how to edit and proofread their own writing.
Students can sign up for all services through the Writing Center’s website. Sessions with Writing Center consultants are 50 minutes long and may be conducted face-to-face in the Writing Center or through online chat.
In addition, the Writing Center offers workshops several times per week on topics such as “Developing a Thesis Statement,” “Analyzing Texts,” “Using Sources Strategically” and “Revising.” Please see the Writing Center’s website, www.baruch.cuny.edu/writingcenter for current workshop information.
The Writing Center also publishes i Magazine, an online journal of outstanding student writing. You can read i Magazine for models of college level writing, as well as learn how to submit your writing, through this website: http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/imagazine.
The Writing Center is located in the Newman Vertical Campus building in Room 8-185 and is open Mondays through Thursdays from 10 am to 8 pm, Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm, and Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm. The Writing Center is open during the fall and spring semesters only. Students can contact the center by phone at 646-312-4012 or email at email@example.com.