The Hunter College Reading/Writing Center offers free tutorial services to all registered students at the college as well as a variety of other resources to the Hunter College community. We offer both regular weekly tutorial sessions and drop-in assistance. We have also developed an extensive file of handouts on all aspects of writing and the writing process, available in both print and electronic form. The Reading/Writing Center website provides links to a comprehensive assortment of materials, including resources on Research Information, ESL, Writing Tools and References, and Teaching and Learning.
As a means to make the Reading/Writing Center more accessible to the college community, we encourage all faculty to inform their students about our services and to visit our site themselves in order to become better informed about how the Center can assist in the development of student writing at the college.
At the beginning of each semester, you can arrange a classroom visit from the Reading/Writing Center by submitting a Request for Classroom Visit form. A representative of the Center will come to your class, introduce and briefly describe the services offered at the Center, and provide students with an information sheet and schedule of hours. A classroom visit takes only a few minutes, and we have found that a classroom visit is an effective means of encouraging students to utilize our services.
As a faculty member, you can refer a student to the Reading/Writing Center by completing a Referral Form, and asking the student to register at the Center with his/her form. You will then receive confirmation of a student's registration at the Center and a report from the studentís tutor informing you of the studentís progress over the course of the semester.
Because space for regular tutoring appointments is limited, it is important to schedule classroom visits and to complete referrals as early in the semester as possible, preferably in the first two weeks, prior to our general registration. In particular, you should be aware that referred students have the advantage of early registration.
The Reading/Writing Center offers both on-site and in-class workshops on a broad range of topics, including grammar and mechanics, research and documentation, and writing across the curriculum. Please consult our Workshop Schedule for the workshops offered in the Center. If you would like to schedule an in-class workshop, submit a Request for Classroom Workshop form. We try to accommodate as many requests as possible; however, please note we are limited as to how many workshop instructors are available.
All forms may be submitted in hard copy or by email to email@example.com. For more information, call ext. 4212 or visit us at the Center, TH416, or online at rwc.hunter.cuny.edu. We look forward to working with you and wish you a satisfying and successful semester.
Dennis Paoli, Coordinator
Dr. Steven Serafin, Director