Roth Writing Center
At Connecticut College, writing is a crucial part of the learning experience for all students, no matter what course of study they ultimately choose to follow. Our writing courses are designed to integrate the teaching of writing and the teaching of subject matter, and to foster the deep connection between writing and critical thinking. The Roth Writing Center provides resources to help students perform at their best.
The Roth Writing Center provides one-to-one peer tutoring to help student writers of all abilities during all stages of the writing process. This service is offered free of charge to students.
The Center is staffed by more than two dozen undergraduate writing consultants from a variety of majors who are specially trained to assist students with their writing projects. The goal of the Writing Center is to develop not only a student's writing abilities, but also his or her ability to think critically and communicate clearly within an academic discipline.
Drop in or call for appointments
Located in Blaustein 214, the Center is open daily during the week when classes are in session and during exam periods. Here are the Writing Center hours. You can drop by then, or call the Writing Center at (860) 439-2173, to make an appointment.
Writing Across the Curriculum Program
The Center also coordinates the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program. At Connecticut College, writing is a crucial part of the learning experience for all students, no matter what course of study they ultimately choose to follow. Our writing courses are designed to integrate the teaching of writing with the teaching of subject matter, and to foster the deep connection between writing and critical thinking. See the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Guidelines.
Other Writing Center Services for Students
- Study Skills Workshops: Periodically throughout the year, the Writing Center offers workshops on study skills and time management. Look in the Daily CONNtact for announcements of the exact dates or call the Writing Center at x2173.
- Course Tutoring: Students requiring additional help should speak with their professor and should take full advantage of that professor’s office hours and of any other departmental resources (such as study sessions). If additional assistance is required, the Writing Center will help facilitate arrangements with a peer tutor in that subject. Students should be aware that peer tutoring for specific courses may be limited by the availability of students qualified to tutor in a given course. In addition, there may be a small fee for such tutoring. For more information, and to determine whether you qualify for a fee waiver, you should see your academic dean before attempting to arrange tutoring.
Workshops for Faculty
Workshops such as those offered as part of the on-going series on The Art of Teaching Writing (co-sponsored by the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching and LearningCenter for Teaching & Learning) are designed to support faculty in their commitment to the teaching of writing at the College.
For appointments, contact 860-439-2173
For information, please contact Joyce McDaniel, Administrative Assistant, 860-439-5324
Roth Writing Center
Blaustein Humanities Center 214
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196
Steven Shoemaker, Director