The James A. Glenn Writing Center provides free tutoring services to all members of the Xavier community — undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty.
Tutoring appointments are scheduled in one-hour time slots and can be reserved by calling (513) 745-2875, visiting our office, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred times.
We recommend that appointments for tutorial assistance (either in person or distance learning) be made in advance, although walk-in appointments are possible if a tutor is available. No appointment is required to use the Center's computer lab.
The Writing Center is located in the Conaton Learning Commons (CLC) Room 400.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - 9:00 am--8:00 pm
Tuesday - 9:30 am--8:30 pm
Wednesday - 9:00 am--8:00 pm
Thursday - 9:30 am--8:30 pm
Friday - 9:00 am--3:00 pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - 1:00 pm--9:00 pm
The tutors in the center can help at any stage of the writing process: understanding an assignment, generating ideas, drafting, organizing, revising, editing (addressing sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation concerns), and documenting sources. Writers can also receive assistance in refining cover letters and resumes, and other such non-class-related writing projects.
The mission of the Writing Center is to support writers in their efforts to become better writers. The Writing Center thus does not provide superficial copy-editing or proofreading services, where a writer drops off an essay for us to 'fix' before the writer picks it up again. Tutors will, however, do something better: they'll sit down with writers, assisting them in learning how to identify their own particular writing strengths and weaknesses and to develop or improve their self-editing strategies. As experienced writers know, discussing a writing project and getting informed feedback helps all writers to clarify their ideas and to express them more effectively.
Want to learn more? Follow the Writing Center on Twitter: @XUWritingCenter
The following centers on campus offer additional assistance to students who are engaged in specific writing tasks or have particular needs regarding reading and writing: