Hiram College

Offering the support you need

At Hiram College, we take writing seriously. Almost every course incorporates it, and the Writing Center exists to support the school’s comprehensive commitment to it. Students in all courses are encouraged to bring papers to the Writing Center at any stage in the writing process for feedback.

Writing assistants – skilled writers of almost every major trained to help students improve their writing – work with Hiram students on papers, writing assignments, capstone projects and other written work. Located in the Writing House, the Center is open in the afternoon and evening Sunday through Thursday. We also have satellite hours in the library on Monday and Thursday evening.

As a part of the ARCH Tutoring Program:

  • Monday through Thursday, 8-10 pm
  • Hinsdale Hall, Hinsdale 216
  • Tutoring in the ARCH begins Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 8pm.

In The Writing Center:

  • The Writing Center is open afternoons and evenings, Sunday through Thursday. See schedule attached and below for hours and tutors.
  • Located in the Stephen and Jacquelyn Love Writing House, on Hinsdale Street next to Bonney Castle.
  • Drop-in and appointment tutoring in the Writing Center begins Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 6pm.

PGS/WEC/CCP Tutoring

If you are unable to attend regular tutoring hours, WEC, CCP and PGS students who need help with their essays should contact these tutors via e-mail. The PGS/Weekend College/CCP tutors for this semester are:

For more information contact:

Jeffrey Swenson, Director of the Writing Center

“I had heard that Hiram was a big writing school, but never thought much about what that would mean. Now, I understand that the writing here is truly all-encompassing. There is no escaping it. I did not intend on avoiding it, but did not plan on honing it as my craft. Now, I ask myself what I am writing, why I am writing, and how it can be better said. In short, I care.”
– A first year student reviewing her paper

Jeff Swenson Headshot

Jeff Swenson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair of English
Director of Writing Across the Curriculum