Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free writing assistance for SUNY Oswego students across the disciplines.  Our tutors are committed to help students throughout the various stages of the writing process, including understanding writing assignments, getting started on papers by brainstorming and outlining, and revising drafts.  The Writing Center is NOT an editing service. Therefore, students will come prepared to discuss their writing prompts and papers in a collaborative and welcoming atmosphere.

Important:  Please bring a hard copy of your paper.  Tutors cannot assist students on laptops or other devices.

Please take a moment to click the following link to ensure a successful tutoring experience Writing Center Expectations, Preparation, and Policies

Choosing a Writing Tutor

Decide which writing tutor is best for you by reading their tutor bios and viewing courses tutors have taken as well as the documentation/citation styles they are comfortable using.

Tips to Determine Session Length for Writing Tutoring Appointments

1/2 Hour Appointments
  • Understanding the assignment or getting started on a paper
  • Brainstorming/Thesis/Outlining
  • Short papers (three pages or less that do not require use of multiple outside sources)
1 Hour Appointments
  • Longer papers requiring use of multiple outside sources
  • Critical response and analysis
  • Article reviews

Make an Appointment  

Writing Center's Walk-in Schedule.

Contact Us

Steven Smith, Writing Center Director.
First floor Penfield Library (P113)
315.312.3762, steven.smith@oswego.edu