The Georgetown College Writing Center is designed so that trained upperclass peer tutors with various majors/specialties meet with and assist students individually (one-on-one) and work on their writing assignments. Clients must be prepared to explain their assignments, read their writing aloud, and make revisions and corrections themselves during the tutorial; tutors themselves will not do any writing or make corrections for students. Content of essays is examined and discussed, along with support of ideas, organization of ideas, wording of ideas, grammar and punctuation, and documentation. Students may take in research papers also, or creative writing, and any work-in-progress. Help is available to all Georgetown students in any course. Students can also take English bypass exams in the Center to see if they can exempt ENG 111 OR 112. Students who wish to take a bypass exam in the Writing Center must get a letter of eligibility from Dr. Carrie Cook, as well as a photo ID/GCard, and bring these items to the Center. Students can pre-schedule a time to take the exam in GConnect (see below), and this time for the ENG 111 bypass exam must be scheduled no later than one hour before a closing hour of operation, and for the ENG 112 bypass exam must be scheduled no later than two hours before a closing hour of operation in the Center. Note: The Writing Center is not open until the end of the third week of the semester.
Thanks, in part, to a generous grant from the Steele-Reese Foundation, the Center has been expanded to include an extensive library of writing exercises and books to assist students in writing across the curriculum/Writing Flag courses or Foundations courses. This GC Writing Center website features an in-depth description of the various services available to you.
The Writing Center is conveniently located in the basement of the Anna Ashcraft Ensor Learning Resource Center, in room LRC-016. To make an appointment for quality peer help in a face-to-face tutorial, call our hotline at 502-863-8423 during the operating hours listed below during dates of operation, well in advance of a writing assignment due date. Or, you may contact a tutor listed in the “Tutors and their Majors/Familiarities” section of this website–also listed in GConnect. To pre-schedule an appointment online, please log in as a student to GConnect and click on “My Support Network” and then “Writing Center.” You may also drop in anytime during the hours listed below during dates of operation between Feb. 5 and May 4. A tutorial report will be posted to your professor electronically through GConnect after each session.
The Writing Center holds the following weekly hours:
- Monday: 12:30 – 4:30 pm, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
- Tuesday: 9:30 – 11:00 am, 12:30 – 4:30 pm, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
- Wednesday: 12:30 – 4:30 pm, 7:00 – 11:00 pm
- Thursday: 9:30 – 11:00 am, 12:30 – 4:30 pm, 7:00 – 11:00 pm
- Sunday: 7:00 – 11:00 pm
The Center is closed on Fridays and Saturdays. It will be open for tutorial help during Spring 2017, beginning Sunday night, February 5, at 7 pm, and will close for the semester on Thursday night, May 4, at 11 pm (last class day before Reading Day and Final Exams week). It will also be closed during Spring Break from March 10-19, and will be closed during Easter Break from Thursday, April 13 at 11 am, until re-opening on Monday, April 16.
For questions or suggestions or special needs, contact Dr. John Sadlon, Director of GC Writing Center, firstname.lastname@example.org.