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Writing Excellence Studio @ Tech (WEST)

The Writing Excellence Studio @ Tech (WEST) offers one-on-one writing consultation for upper-level students, 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 204B! 

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 available hours for Spring 2022 are:

  • Monday: 9:00-5:00
  • Tuesday: 9:00-11:00; 12:00-5:00
  • Wednesday: 9:00-11:00; 12:00-5:00
  • Thursday: 9:00-11:00; 12:00-5:00
  • Friday: 9:00-12:00

We also have synchronous online evening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 6:00-8:00.

WEST will open for the spring semester on Monday, January 24, and remain open until Friday, April 29. Limited hours during Finals Week will be available. WEST will be closed during Spring Break and on campus holidays.

Finals Week

During the last week of the semester, we will be adding an extra online shift on Monday, 4/25, from 6:00-8:00.  During Finals Week (5/2-5/5), WEST will be open at the following times:

  • Monday 9:00-4:00
  • Tuesday 9:00-5:00
  • Wednesday 9:00-4:00
  • Thursday 10:30-2:00

We will also have synchronous online evening hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5:00-8:00.

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 Microsoft Teams

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.

Tutoring

The Studio will not offer tutoring services, so if you need tutoring, please visit tutoring services in the Library.

Staff

Meet our Spring 2022 Consultants!

To contact us:

  • (931) 372-6371 (WEST)
  • (931) 372-3338 (Dr. Brian Williams, Director)
  • Email Inquiries: bjwilliams@tntech.edu
  • Follow us on Instagram for announcements, writing tips, and inspiration!

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