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The Tupper Writing Center

Welcome to The Tupper Writing Center at Gordon College!

Anyone who says writing is easy is selling you a book you don’t want to buy. The Tupper Writing Center at Gordon College exists because writing—in all its many forms—challenges us every time we endeavor to do it well. The Tupper Writing Center’s peer tutors can help you in all phases of your writing process. Not familiar with your writing process? We can help with that, too.  

Although we don’t do proofreading, we can help with any of the following:

  • Clarifying the expectations of a writing assignment 
  • Outlining and brainstorming the early phases of a draft 
  • Searching for sources and evaluating their credibility and relevance 
  • Addressing issues of clarity and organization 

1. Tutorials take place in-person in our new location: Jenks 225.
For the Fall 2021 semester, we are delighted to offer in-person tutorials. We request that you wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

2. Tutorials are by appointment or walk-in.
Whether you have made an appointment for your tutorial or are walking in, you will use Handshake to sign in. You will have a brief questionnaire to fill out before your tutorial that will make the tutorial more effective. Here's our Fall 2021 schedule:

Sundays: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Mondays: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm  to 6:30 pm

Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Wednesdays: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Fridays: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

3. Tutorials are thirty minutes long.
Why? Because a lot will get done in thirty minutes, given the preparation you will do ahead of time.

4. Your tutorial must address an assignment or project that is due more than twenty- four hours after your tutorial.
Why? Because the tutors will be helping you with the big-picture concerns of your writing project, such as brainstorming and pre-writing strategies, feedback on essay drafts, and documentation of sources. When an assignment is due in less than twenty-four hours, the window has already closed for getting someone else’s feedback on these big-picture concerns. Tutors will not proofread your paper. 

5. You may have a maximum of one session per day. 
Why? Because by the end of your session, you and the tutor will have identified fresh perspectives and strategies through which you will make progress on your writing. Your job, after the tutorial, is to employ those fresh perspectives and strategies. 

6. The Writing Center offers help with specific writing projects or assignments.
Bring the most recent version of your paper (in digital or hard copy) and all assignment guidelines the professor has given you for the assignment in question.

We do not tutor students on the content of their classes. If you would like help learning the content of your courses, please contact the Academic Success Center: https://www.gordon.edu/asc

7. For help with résumés, visit the Career Connection Institute.
The Career Connection Institute specializes in helping students prepare their résumés for all types of employers. If you would like help with your résumé, please make an appointment with CCI through Handshake.

Make an appointment with The Tupper Writing Center!

All appointments are scheduled through Handshake. Choose "Tupper Writing Center" as the appointment type.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Questions about scheduling an appointment? Email the Writing Center Director at