Writing Resource Center tutors assist students with all types of written and oral communication for courses, regimental correspondence and applications, and employment. Tutors work within the context of the specific assignment or occasion, referring to course syllabi, assignment sheets, and other materials to gain a clear understanding of the expectations. During tutoring sessions, tutors focus on the writer, not the paper. Their goal is not to improve the document, but to improve the writer's skills. To that end, tutors strive to help the writer express ideas with coherence and clarity in the document. Tutors will not function as writers or editors. Students should arrive with a printed working draft of the document and should remain actively engaged in the learning process throughout the tutoring session.
The WRC provides tutoring support for courses offered by several departments, including humanities, social science, deck, engineering, marine safety and environmental protection, and international maritime business. In addition, the WRC assists students working on projects for the graduate programs in emergency management and facilities management. Services are also available for students working on professional correspondence and applications for academic programs, employment, co-ops, internships, and scholarships.
Although walk-in sessions are available, we strongly encourage students to schedule an appointment. This will help ensure access to tutoring services prior to deadlines. To make an appointment in person, stop by the WRC. To make an appointment online, click on the following link: Schedule an Appointment.
Scheduling an Informational Session
The WRC director is available to provide informational sessions about academic support services to the MMA campus community. Faculty, coaches, administrators, staff, or student groups are encouraged to request such a visit at appropriate venues during the academic year. To do so, please visit our Session Request page.
Scheduling a Workshop
WRC staff can conduct workshops in a variety of writing topics. For scheduling information and a list of topics, please visit our Workshop Request Page.
To access online resources for writers, please visit our Online Writing Resources page.
Students in the Facilities Management and Emergency Management graduate programs are welcome to utilize WRC services and resources. We are developing a web page with resources of particular interest to these students, and we are pleased to take recommendations from faculty and students regarding the content of this page. Please visit the Graduate Studies Page to access the resources and information currently available.
Location: ABS Information Commons, Third Floor
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM