FAQ

Is the Writing Center the same as the Academic Success Center?

No, they are not the same, however the two centers often work together. The Writing Center works with undergraduates, graduates, and faculty to support writing at SCSU. While the Writing Center does work with writing tutors, all tutoring appointments and requests to be tutored, or become a tutor must go through the Academic Success Center.

Do you offer any resources related to writing for career advancement (i.e., cover letters, resumes, etc.)?

No, not directly. You may work on these things with a writing tutor. However, specific workshops and resources related to career advancement should be met through your department and/or the Office of Career and Professional Development.

Do you offer any resources related to writing theses/dissertations?

Yes, many. Take a look at our Resources page to learn more.

Does the Writing Center provide accommodations for students with learning disabilities or differences?

Yes. If you are a student with a learning difference you can expect to be reasonably accommodated. While the Academic Success Center is not always equipped to help students with all learning differences, the Writing Center has provided for a writing tutor in the Disability Resource Center.

Does the Writing Center offer any resources specifically for English as a Second Language (ESL) or heritage speaking writers?

There are at least two writing tutors in the Academic Success Center who specialize in tutoring students whose first language is not English. In addition, there is a tutor assigned to ENG 120, and all tutors are encouraged to attend training for helping heritage-speaking writers.

Do you provide writing workshops specific to graduate level writing or career advancement?

Graduate writing is very dependent on the discipline, and we do not offer workshops. However, there are several professional tutors who do specifically help graduate students with graduate level writing (especially theses and dissertations) and can help with career advancement. Check with your department on which tutor you should contact for an appointment. Learn more about tutoring.

What is the plagiarism policy at SCSU?

Please see our Resources page and read the section on plagiarism.

Does the Writing Center provide online resources related to citations?

Yes, several. Take a look at the Resources page for more information.