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The staff of the Writing Center is trained to assist all writers at Wilkes.

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Drop-in Hours

The Writing Center hosts virtual drop-in hours via Zoom Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters for any member of the Wilkes community who needs writing assistance. To access the meetings:

Joining a Drop-in Meeting

  • Log in to the Wilkes Portal.
  • Select the "Student" tab, then select "Student Services"
  • Go to the Writing Center section and select the Writing Center Zoom links provided.
    • Please use the "Writing Center 1" link unless told otherwise by a Writing Center Consultant.

About the Writing Center

As a peer mentoring-based academic support resource, the Wilkes Writing Center is the central location and delivery agency for the Writing Mentor Program. It is staffed by undergraduate peer consultants and a graduate assistant.

Center Services

  • Assistance for all Wilkes University students, staff and faculty.
  • Support for writing that pertains to any aspect of a client's studies or professional work.
  • ESL/ELL-specific academic support services.
  • In-person and online writing consultation services.
  • Assistance for students, staff and faculty writers during any relevant stages in their writing processes.
  • Discipline-specific writing consultation services.
  • Co-curricular work-study employment opportunities that promote academic and professional development.

Mission

Housed within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the Wilkes University Writing Center exists to provide students, faculty and staff with free academic support services that complement writing across the disciplines, thereby promoting academic excellence.

Augmenting and reinforcing writing instruction practices across the disciplines, the Writing Center is principally dedicated to supporting student writers as they engage in coursework that prepares them for lifelong learning, graduate studies and a variety of professional careers. For both its staff and clients, the Writing Center also provides educational and co-curricular experiences that foster written and oral communication skills, critical thinking capacities, research abilities and academic and professional development.

Values

The Wilkes University Writing Center is dedicated to:
  • Supporting the development of written communication, oral communication, and research skills that enable innovative academic inquiry, scholarship, and lifelong learning.
  • Supporting the development of critical thinking skills relevant to the various programs of study offered by the university.
  • Providing academic, personal, and professional mentoring experiences that prepare students for lifelong learning, rewarding careers and creative and meaningful lives.

Location: The Alden Learning Commons in the Farley Library
Phone: (570) 408.2753
Contact: Dr. Chad Stanley       
Phone:
(570) 408.4514
Email: chad.stanley@wilkes.edu