FAQ

Is the Writing Center the same as the Academic Success Center (ASC)?

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.

Where can I find W-course waivers? What are the requirements for students wishing to use a W-course waiver?

Please see the W courses and W waiver page.

How can I apply for a job as a writing tutor or embedded tutor?

If you are interested in being a writing tutor, please fill out the Academic Specialist application from the Academic Success Center. If you have questions about becoming a writing tutor, please contact Nicole Barbieri at barbierin4@southernct.edu.. If you are interested in being an embedded tutor, please contact Marie McDaniel at mcdanielm4@southernct.edu.

Does the Writing Center offer any online resources specifically for English as a Second Language (ESL) 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.

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 provide online resources related to citations?

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

Does the Writing Center provide resources related to applying for jobs or graduate school (i.e., resumes, personal statements, 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.

Can I submit my written work online for the Writing Center Contest?

See the most up-to-date information on the Will Hochman Excellence in Writing Award on the Writing Contest page.

What is the plagiarism policy at SCSU?

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