Writing Center Services

The Writing Center offers a range of writing support services to Fordham students and instructors. For individual students, we offer both In-Person Tutoring Sessions, meaning that you will be physically present in one of our WCs and meet your tutor face-to-face; and Online Synchronous Tutoring Sessions, meaning you will have a one-on-one video chat over Zoom with your tutor at the time of your appointment. We encourage you to select the modality that best serves your schedule and needs. Online Asynchronous  Tutoring Sessions, meaning that you would submit a paper and receive feedback at a later date, are limited and will be considered only by special advance request through [email protected]. We also offer Group Appointments up to five students at a time for collaborative projects and Standing Appointments for students who wish to work recurrently with the same tutor. For instructors, we offer both online and in-person Classroom Visits to introduce WC services and Mini-Workshops tailored to the needs of individual teachers and classes. Finally, please check out our Current Workshop Series to see the list of free workshops scheduled for this semester!

How in person appointments work: When you make an in-person appointment, you will report to the physical Writing Center location you signed up for online. Be sure when making in-person appointments that you are looking at the calendar for the location you wish to visit. When you visit us in person at either Walsh Library (RH) or Quinn Library (LC), you may bring a hard copy of your paper and assignment/prompt or digital versions. Please follow all university pandemic safety requirements and wear your mask!

How online synchronous appointments work: If you choose an online synchronous appointment, you will be speaking with one of our excellent tutors in real time via our online Writing Center system. To make an online appointment, sign up for a session with a tutor marked online on the schedule. Please note that students are welcome to make appointments with any tutor they choose, based on availability, regardless of home campus. If you are unable to find an online time slot at your home campus, you are welcome to check the schedule for the other campus.

To ensure a successful synchronous appointment, we ask that you take several steps. When you make your appointment, you have the option to upload your paper and assignment/prompt. You will be able to join your tutor via the online meeting system in your appointment box on our website. In other words, when your time approaches, log back in and click on your appointment box. In the pop-up window you'll see the following option: START OR JOIN ONLINE CONSULTATION. Click on that and a new window will open where you will be able to talk and see your tutor. When you join the meeting, please make sure your computer's speakers and camera are turned on. You and your tutor can then use video chat, paper upload, copy and paste, and other online functions to look at your paper together. 

How online asynchronous appointments work: Because active dialogue and engaged collaboration are so central to successful Writing Center tutoring experiences, asynchronous appointments are limited and only available in certain circumstances. If you think your circumstances warrant an asynchronous appointment, please email [email protected] to make your request.


How group appointments work: Groups consisting of five students or fewer are welcome to make group appointments. These appointments are intended for students working on group assignments. Please do not book group appointments if you are working on individual projects or papers. Groups must book an in-person appointment lasting atleast one hour. While booking the appointment please list all the attending students’ names in the appointment details section. Please ensure that all listed students are present at the in-person appointment. For special circumstances or requests, please contact the Writing Center corporate email account [email protected]

How standing appointments work: If you enjoy working with a particular tutor and wish to continue working with them you can choose to set up a standing appointment. At the end of your session ask your tutor to set up a recurring appointment at your chosen frequency (weekly, bi-weekly etc). Standing appointments help you maintain continuity and steadily work towards long term goals. They’re also helpful if you are working on a lengthier assignment that may take a few weeks to complete. 

How classroom visits work: If you are an instructor who wants to inform your class about the Writing Center you can ask us to make a classroom visit. One of our tutors will visit your classroom and introduce the Writing Center and the services we offer to your students. You can book class visits for the Lincoln Center Campus here and the Rose Hill campus here

How mini workshops work: If you are an instructor who wants to edcuate your students on a writing related topic you can ask us to conduct a mini-workshop. Our tutors will visit your classroom and conduct a 15-30 minute workshop on a topic of your choice. Examples of possible topics include introductions, conclusions, paragraph structure, quotations, and thesis statements. Please note that the Writing Center does not provide subject specific workshops. 


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Questions or concerns? Send an email to [email protected]