Resources for Faculty and Staff – Writing Center

We’re here to help

Please encourage your students to visit the Writing Desk. Information about hours and appointments can be found here. If you would like to refer a student, please speak to that student, but then also either use this referral form or email Bridget (draxler@stolaf.edu).

Syllabi

We invite you to include the following message in your syllabi (feel free to either cut/paste or revise it as you see fit):

Peer tutors at the Writing Desk offer help with any paper, in any class, at any stage of the writing process. You can sign up for an appointment online or drop in Mondays-Thursdays 12pm-5pm and 7pm-10pm, Fridays 12pm-5pm, and Sundays 1pm-5pm and 7pm-10pm in Rolvaag Library across from the reference desk/by the IT helpdesk. Learn more at https://wp.stolaf.edu/asc/writing-help/.  

Class Visits

Writing Tutors are available to visit the first or last five minutes of your class to introduce themselves, explain what we do, and give students stickers. While these class visits are scheduled for all FYW and Conversations courses, any instructor is welcome to schedule a class visit by emailing Bridget (draxler@stolaf.edu).

Tutor Blasts

If you would like to have writing tutors make a longer visit to your class on a peer review day, we would be happy to schedule a “Tutor Blast” to work with small groups of writers on brainstorming, drafting, or revising essays in class. The tutors can even begin class with a brief crash-course on effective peer review strategies, if you’re interested, before leading small-group peer review.