Writing Excellence Studio @ Tech (WEST)
The Writing Excellence Studio @ Tech (WEST) offers one-on-one writing consultation for undergraduates in 3000- and 4000-level classes, graduate students, and faculty/staff of all disciplines. We also offer custom workshops and training sessions designed for the requesting discipline, program, class, or group. Come visit our new location in Henderson Hall 306B!
WEST aims to help writers develop as writers. We are not a proofreading or editing service, nor will we "fix" your paper for you. While we are happy to help with grammar, language, citation, and other issues, our primary agenda will be to help develop your larger skills as a writer. Consultations will be interactive, with both writer and consultant playing active roles in a conversation about the piece of writing.
We welcome writing at all stages, from brainstorming or early drafts to polished full drafts. Our consultants will be happy to help you talk about your writing, regardless of how "finished" it may be.
Appointments are 30 or 60 minutes, depending on the length of the writing involved. For a paper shorter than 6 pages, we recommend 30 minutes. For something longer, we recommend 60 minutes.
If you are unable to come in person, you can choose to meet with your consultant via Zoom or Teams.
Our Spring 2023 hours are:
- Monday 9:00-5:00
- Tuesday 9:00-11:00, 12:00-5:00
- Wednesday 9:00-4:00
- Thursday 9:00-11:00, 12:00-5:00
- Friday 9:00-12:00
We also have synchronous online evening hours on Sunday and Thursday, 5:00-8:00.
WEST will open for the spring semester on Monday, January 30, and remain open until Friday, April 28. WEST will be closed during Spring Break and on campus holidays.
Scheduling an Individual Writing Consultation:
Go to www.tntech.edu/techconnect.
Log in using your Tennessee Tech username and password (like your email). Then select the following:
- Care Unit: Tutoring
- Location: WEST (Writing Excellence Studio)
- Service: Writing Consultation (WEST)
- Meeting Type: In Person or Virtual (Zoom)
That will bring up a list of available consultants and times. Choose the person whose schedule best fits yours!
Specialty Workshop Request
To request a specialized workshop for your class or group, please contact the director to discuss your needs.
The Studio will not offer tutoring services or writing assistance for 1000- and 2000-level classes, both of which are provided by the Tutoring Center in the Volpe Library.
Meet our Spring 2023 Consultants!
To contact us: