Hiram College

News from the Hiram College Writing Center

Fall-12 2021 Writing Center Tutoring

As a part of the Arch Tutoring Program

  • Monday, through Thursday, 8-10 pm
  • Hinsdale Hall, Hinsdale 218
  • Drop-in Tutoring in the ARCH begins Tuesday, September 7, 2021 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 7th, 2021 at 4pm. 

Distance/E-Mail Tutoring

If you are unable to attend regular face-to-face tutoring hours, or if you are an Online, Partnership, and College Credit Plus (CCP) student, you can still work with a Writing Assistant. Send a tutoring request to WritingCenter@hiram.edu. The request should include:

  1. Your name, year (CCP, first-year, junior, etc.), course, and instructor. 
  2. A copy of the document the student wishes to work on (preferably in Word format: .doc or .docx). 
  3. A copy of prompt (the assignment the professor gave to students in the class).

Writing Assistants should respond in approximately 24 hours (longer on weekends) in order to set up either e-mail tutoring or tutoring via Zoom or FaceTime (to be arranged between Writing Assistant and student). 

Writing Assistants are trained and experienced peer writing tutors available in the Writing Center, the ARCH, and online to help you with papers at any stage in the writing process. We have tutors from a variety of majors, so don’t be afraid to ask for help with papers from any discipline. 

For more information about tutoring and other services at the Writing Center offers, check out our website here, contact Jeffrey Swenson or stop by his office in Hinsdale 205-1. 

Jeffrey Swenson, Associate Professor of English

For your information and convenience, please find attached and below: 

  • A list of hours that the Writing Center and ARCH will be staffed this fall and the names of writing assistants who will be working in the center at particular hours. 
  • An information sheet that lists the majors and contact information of writing assistants. 

Copies of these attachments will also be posted on the corkboard in front of the 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.

Professor of English, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Director of Writing Across the Curriculum