"But I'm so bad at writing."
Admit it. You've said these words at least once in your academic career. We are here to tell you that EVERYONE can write. The problem is often one of paying more attention to the product rather than the process. Writing, like any task that requires commitment, is a much a function of practice as it is talent.
One of the common myths about writing is that it is a solitary process. You sit staring at the assignment. Then you look up at the computer screen and the blank piece of paper stares back. This moment can feel profoundly lonely. The truth is that it doesn't have to be this way.
Our writing consultants are specifically trained in the practice and theory of writing as a collaborative experience. The tutors are selected from your peers, so you will work with someone who can understand your experience. They will spend one on one time working with you no matter where you are in the process: from brainstorming and mining for those first ideas, crafting a thesis, organization, tracking grammatical patterns that need improvement and even assistance negotiating citation styles.
The writing consultants help support YOUR writing process and assist you in finding your voice in communicating to your audience.
For questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Smith Daniel, The Writing Center faculty, at WritingCenter@queens.edu.
After you have met at least once with a tutor in person, you can also e-mail WritingCenter@queens.edu for online writing help. Expect a response within 36 hours to queries sent between Monday and Thursday, and in 72 hours to those sent Friday through Sunday. NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE AFTER YOU'VE VISITED FOR AN IN-PERSON ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENT.