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Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free, 30 and 60 minute one-on-one tutoring sessions to anyone in the Marist College community. We can work with writers at any stage of the writing process, to brainstorm, draft, organize, develop, revise, or edit, and we can help whether you are on your first or final draft. We are also happy to help assist with any type of writing you might be doing, from academic research essays to capping projects, creative writing to job or graduate school application materials.

Please note: We cannot write your papers for you (or guarantee good grades), and we cannot copy edit papers either, although we will help you identify patterns of error in your writing and strategies you can use to identify and correct grammar errors.

Hours

In person:

Monday - Thursday:  10:00 am to 9:30 pm
Friday:  10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday:  1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sunday:  2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Online: 

Monday: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Writing Lab Appointments

To schedule an appointment, call 845.575.3000 x2735 or sign up online by following these instructions. We also welcome walk-in appointments on a first-come, first- served basis.

Our Scheduling Policies

You are allowed four one-half hour slots per week for a total of two hours per week. You can sign up for back-to-back slots for a total of one hour if you have a long paper or need the time.

You must show up for your appointment, cancel it online, or send an email to the Writing Center to let us know you can’t make your appointment at least 60 minutes beforehand.

If you don’t arrive within five minutes of the time you slotted, you lose your appointment, even if you’ve signed up for two concurrent sessions. This will allow us to accommodate walk-ins. If you know you are running late, please call us. This kind of cancellation is a "no-show." If you accumulate 2 no-shows during a semester, you will lose the ability to make appointments for the rest of the semester--although you can still continue to use walk-in appointments.

Be sure to be on-time and prepared for your appointment. Bring all materials: your tutor may wish to discuss the assignment, your research, or suggestions from your instructor.

Fall Workshops

The Writing Center's Fall Workshops will take place Wednedsays, 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm in Library 301.

This semester's workshop topics and dates are as follows:

September 12: Deciphering Assignment Sheets  October 24: Punctuation Myths and Comma Issues 
September 19: Developing Strong Thesis Statements  October 31: Quoting Effectively 
September 26: Outlining and Planning Strategies  November 7: Citations and Works Cited Pages
October 3: Building Paragraphs November 14: Word Uses and Abuses
October 10: Transitioning Between Ideas November 28: Editing/Revising Tips
October 17: Academic Standards  

 

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