The Department of English also supports The Writing Center, located in Merion Hall 162, where interested student can discuss their writing. The Center is staffed by trained peer tutors. Writers can talk with the tutors about brainstorming and other prewriting strategies, topic selection and focus, drafting, revision, and editing. The Center welcomes creative writing projects and analytical essays, as well as resumés, cover letters, and graduate school personal statements.
Students who are interested in becoming peer tutors take ENG 345 Writing Fellows: Theory and Practice in Peer Tutoring. The Writing Fellows course is open to students in any major, and it is particularly appropriate for pre-law, pre-med and Education majors, as well as English majors and anyone interested in writing as a profession. Permission of the instructor is required; applications for the fall semester course are available in the spring.