Mission statement

Writing is a tool of discovery, self-expression, and social justice. The purpose of the Writing Center at Southern Connecticut State University is to provide a curricular structure and an educational environment, in which students and faculty can gain the skills and support they need to be successful writers, and writing mentors. The Writing Center coordinates with the Center for Academic Success and Accessibility Services, the Faculty Development Office, the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, and the Composition Committee to provide resources, such as tutors, workshops, improved W courses, and speakers.


The Writing Center has two Graduate Writing Workshops: one in August, and one in January. More information will be forthcoming via email announcements.

Students should sign up for tutoring through SSC Navigate. Instructions on online tutoring is here (see attached handout). Faculty should encourage their students to use the on-line or in-person tutoring services.

Faculty who are looking to improve their writing pedagogy are encouraged to schedule one-on-one consultations.
These consultations can cover any number of topics including:

  •     Creating plagiarism proof assignments
  •     designing an online W course
  •     approving a course under the pilot program
  •     grading and assessing writing assignments
  •     developing writing goals for 100, 200, 300, 400
  •     working with at-risk students through writing
  •     how to help graduate students
  •     and more!

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Writing Director
Dr. Marie McDaniel
Email: Mcdanielm4@southernct.edu or wacc@southernct.edu
Room: EN C211D
Phone: 203-392-5158