The Research and Writing Center is a FREE center for all students studying English who want to improve their research and writing skills.
Sometimes it can be difficult to decide on a research question, to know where to find secondary sources, or to recognize what one should read. The tutors at the Research and Writing Center are trained to help students narrow down a topic and a research question, to use online databases and catalogues, and to determine the importance and reliability of sources.
Even when the research has been completed, good writing is a process that involves writing, receiving feedback from peers and instructors, and revising. The Research and Writing Center is a place for students to come and get this feedback and - very importantly - not be told what to do next, but to be asked intelligent questions by their tutor which lead them to understand for themselves where their weaknesses lie and what they need to do next. Students who want to come to the Research and Writing Center will meet one-on-one with a trained and qualified tutor who will help them revise their writing on their own and give them ideas for further resources they can use to improve their skills.