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How the Writing Center Can Help Multilingual Writers

If you are a multilingual writer, Writing Center peer tutors can help you improve your English skills.

Writing Center tutors can help you by…

  • Listening to your concerns about your writing and addressing them.
  • Discussing ideas for your assignment.
  • Using a writer’s reference book to review rules of grammar.
  • Showing you how to use vocabulary, phrases, and idiomatic expressions in your writing.
  • Talking with you about the organization and flow of your paper.
  • Discussing ideas for your introductions or conclusion.
  • Showing you when and how to cite an outside source in an academic paper.
  • Looking at the feedback you received from your professor and discussing ideas about incorporating that feedback into your revisions.
  • Providing you with handouts and resources that you can use when you’re writing on your own.

The Writing Center can help with more than writing assignments.  We can also help with your… 

  • Language journal containing English phrases that you hear your friends using or that you use to practice your English writing.
  • Poems, letters, short stories, or other creative writing.
  • Presentations.
  • Resumes, curriculum vitae, cover letters, and e-mails.
  • References, works cited pages, and bibliographies.
  • Any piece of writing or an idea that you would like to explore with us.

As a reminder, tutoring sessions typically...

  • last 30 to 45 minutes.
  • focus on one or two writing issues.
  • help to develop and focus ideas as you talk one-on-one with a tutor.
  • identify aspects of the paper you need to improve on your own.
  • conclude with a short evaluation form.
  • respect the confidentiality of your visit; a tutor will send a report form to your instructor only at your request.

Written by: Jocelyn Amevuvor

  • Writing Center
  • Eicher Hall, Room 218
    860 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3029
  • Regular Hours
  • Monday through Thursday
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.