Eastman Writing Center

EASTMAN WRITING CENTER

Beginning March 23, 2020, the Eastman Writing Center will be open and will be moving tutoring sessions online.  Our modified hours for the remaining weeks of the semester are:

 

Sundays: 10am-1pm

Mondays: 3-6pm

Tuesdays: 4-6pm

Wednesdays: 4-6pm

Thursdays: 4-6pm

 

Writing Center Director:  Susan Uselmann suselmann@esm.rochester.edu

Writing Consultant:  Ryan Hardcastle rhardcas@u.rochester.edu

WHAT TO EXPECT

No special software is required.  We offer video conferencing through Zoom, the same system the university is using across many courses.  Zoom’s technology allows you to share documents or your desktop with the writing consultant while you videoconference, so that you can make changes in real time. Please have any and all materials you would like to discuss during your appointment available.  Through Zoom, you can share and discuss your writing, oral presentations, etc.  Additional materials for submission could include notes, a draft, an assignment prompt, and comments from the professor, as appropriate. Writing is not read in advance.

For more hands-on instruction, you and your writing consultant may also choose to use GoogleDocs.  Please email the consultant an invitation to edit your document on Googledocs prior to your appointment time, and be online when the appointment begins. 

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT

There are two ways to get instruction from the online writing center:

  1. If you wish to reserve a specific time, you may schedule an appointment through email by contacting Ryan Hardcastle, the Writing Consultant rhardcas@u.rochester.edu
  2. You may also log on to the Zoom links during our office hours for “on-the-spot” appointments. The chart below lists the Zoom hours. 

Sundays

10am – 1pm

Mondays

3-6 pm

Tuesdays

4-6 pm 

Wednesdays

4-6 pm

Thursdays

4-6 pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://rochester.zoom.us/j/232847814

Meeting ID:

232 847 814

Join Zoom Meeting
https://rochester.zoom.us/j/424873343

Meeting ID:

424 873 343

Join Zoom Meeting
https://rochester.zoom.us/j/847882383
Meeting ID:

847 882 383

Join Zoom Meeting
https://rochester.zoom.us/j/921777863
Meeting ID:

921 777 863

Join Zoom Meeting
https://rochester.zoom.us/j/325944540
Meeting ID:

325 944 540

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE OUTSIDE THE U.S.

If your country’s time zone does not align with the Writing Center hours, please email the Writing Center Director, Susan Uselmann suselmann@esm.rochester.edu.  We can set up an appointment at a time that works for you.


The Eastman Writing Center offers individual consultation and workshops to help students develop as writers during their time at Eastman.  Experienced writing consultants are available to help students develop strategies for writing that will help them with academic coursework as well as other types of writing that musicians may experience.  Consultants can work with students on any kind of writing, from academic writing, public speaking and lecture-recitals, to graduate school applications, resumes and cover letters, grant applications, biographies, proposals and personal statements. During the fall semester, the Eastman Writing Center also works closely with the First-Year Writing Seminar (FWS 121) to support students in their writing for the course.  However, the Center is open all students of Eastman, undergraduate and graduate.

Writing Resources

Citation

Eastman Academic Honesty Guidelines and Plagiarism Policy
Grammar and Mechanics

For more information, contact: Contact Susan Uselmann Director, Eastman Writing Center Assistant Professor of Humanities

 


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