Smith Vidal Writing Center

The Smith Vidal Writing Center is an instructional facility designed to assist students with their writing assignments in all university courses.  Smith Vidal instructors work with students during any stage of the writing process to address the literacy concerns of students, respond to their essays, and direct them to the appropriate learning resources.  We are also happy to work with faculty members from across the university to provide short in-class workshops, advice on creating successful writing assignments, and feedback on student progress.

What We Offer:

  • One-on-one tutorials
  • Small group sessions
  • Group workshops (including for the EPE)
  • Short in-class workshops
  • Grammar and writing resources
  • Computer and internet access

 We Help Students:

  • Understand writing assignments
  • Overcome writing challenges
  • Access online writing resources
  • Develop and research essay topics
  • Document research in MLA and APA styles
  • Become better writers

Tutoring Sessions:

Tutoring sessions are by appointment and last up to 50 minutes.  Please, come prepared and expect to work during your session.  Tutoring sessions will only be as successful as the amount of work you put into them.

Appointment Procedures:

  • Email, call, or stop by MLK 251 to schedule an appointment
  • Submit your essay draft or writing sample to Writing Center staff
  • Submit a copy of all assignment materials
  • Arrive on time to appointment