Here’s what Murphy students are saying about their work with our consultants in Spring ’18:
Alyssa was very helpful and assisted in my brainstorming process on how to perfect the essay.
Alyssa is a pleasure to work with, very warm and welcoming. She asked questions to help me to have a better understanding of how I should write and structure my paper. Thanks, Alyssa.
I enjoyed my session with Chole. We were able to talk out my thoughts and organize them. I developed my thesis.
Kat was great; she provided me very helpful feedback.
My appointment with Kat was very good. She taught me some reading strategies to help me understand my reading assignments.
Sophie was a delight and was very helpful in engaging with my paper. She suggested doing a reverse- outlining of the paper to identify central claims being made and to see if the structure of the paper helped present these claims clearly. Furthermore, she helped identify key theoretical terms and we discussed to what extent the terms should be defined, which was helpful in terms of writing for different audiences.
Sophie was excellent!
Michael helped me think through ideas for a research project. I found him to be knowledgeable and supportive, and he had many useful suggestions.
Michael is really great at helping you organize your thoughts and helping you sort through your most compelling arguments.
The experience at the WC is highly beneficial, especially in my case because I am Spanish-English bilingual. It helps me to polish every aspect of my critical thought properly in either grammar, usage, or even tuning my writing. Thanks.
The session was very informative. The tutor helps me to plan about my further goals. Thanks.
The CUNY SLU Writing Center offers students one-to-one help on any writing project, at any stage of the writing process.
One of just a few writing centers in the country designed specifically to meet the needs of working adults, the CUNY SLU Writing Center is staffed by professional consultants who encourage your work and help you build on your strengths.
A Writing Center consultation can take many forms – from brainstorming an argument to polishing a references page. Usually, though, a writing consultant will read and respond to your work, offering concrete advice and, crucially, encouragement. Our writing consultants are all experienced classroom teachers, but, unlike your professors, they won’t give you a grade. Instead, they’ll give you what almost any writer needs in order to do her best work – a compassionate first read that identifies strengths as well as areas to develop. Consultations can be in-person, on the phone, or online, via chat.
Reading & Writing Support Groups
We created Reading and Writing Support Groups to provide a forum where you’ll feel comfortable asking questions about reading and writing that you didn’t want to – or get to – ask in class. The facilitator will introduce models of successful writing, and you’ll have a chance to share and receive feedback on your work from the group (sharing your work is not required). Select “Reading and Writing Support Groups” from the dropdown on our schedule to sign up.
Does my thesis make sense? Have I arranged my paragraphs in a logical order? Do my in-text citations look right?
These are the kinds of questions that we can help answer through Written Feedback, which may be a good option if you’re short on time and you don’t feel like you need to have a probing conversation about your paper.
To request Written Feedback, select the Written Feedback calendar on the dropdown menu on our schedule, then follow the instructions for attaching your paper and submitting your questions. We can usually respond to your paper within two business days.
In-person, phone and online appointments last 45 minutes to allow consultants time to write session records.