Writing Center

Please note: The Corcoran Writing Center is CLOSED for Summer 2014


The Writing Center offers free, one-on-one writing assistance to degree students at any point in the writing process. Services are offered to both undergraduate and graduate students. Dora Danylevich, the Interim Director of the WC, may be reached at tdanylevich@corcoran.edu with any questions or concerns.

We are a collaborative peer service with open office hours, though appointments may also be scheduled. To schedule an appointment, please email writing@corcoran.edu with your name, if you are a graduate or undergraduate, the assignment, the date/time you would like to book an appointment, and an alternative date/time; someone will return your email to help you set up the appointment. We highly recommend and encourage graduate students to meet with Dora Danylevich or the Graduate Student Tutors (Arnold Bigger or Sarah Denslow). Both graduate and undergraduate students whose primary language is not English may work with Dora, the dedicated English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tutor.


Writing Resources on the Web

Where you can find information on writing, grammar, citation guidelines, and ESOL resources:

  1. Purdue OWL - Online Writing Lab
  2. UNC - Writing Center


Citation Guidelines

  1. APA Style - www.APAstyle.org
  2. Chicago Manual of Style - www.chicagomanualofstyle.org


What is the Writing Center?

The Writing Center is a place where degree-seeking Corcoran students in all disciplines and of any writing level may become effective and more confident writers.

Why do people come to the Writing Center?

Students enjoy coming to the Writing Center because it is a great place to meet one-on-one with peer tutors to help you understand a class assignment, generate ideas for a paper topic, or suggest ways for you to revise your work. Although we do not write, proofread, or type the paper for you, we are always available to provide necessary information or suggest ideas that can help you improve or begin your work.

How do I get a tutoring session at the Writing Center? (How do I make an appointment?)

If you are looking for assistance at the Writing Center, then just come by! You can meet with us the same day or you can request another day to meet with a tutor by scheduling an appointment. We encourage graduate students to meet with the graduate tutors, and undergraduates to meet with the undergraduate tutors. Walk-ins are welcome or students can contact the Writing Center via writing@corcoran.edu to schedule an appointment, and include your name, grade, what you are working on, and three suggested times.

How many times can a student visit the Writing Center?

There is no limit to the number of times a student may visit the Writing Center.

How long is a typical tutoring session?

Tutoring sessions are up to 50 minutes if you need that long.