Writing Center open with limited face-to-face

Students can go to the Writing Center whenever they need to seek help on different assignments such as research papers, but services will look different this semester.

Anna Rollins, Director of the Writing Center and a professor with the English Department, said services from the Writing Center will be offered face-to-face or virtually. 

“Face-to-Face appointments are held in Drinko Library and must be scheduled ahead of time,” Rollins said in an email. “We are not offering walk-in appointments this semester.” 

Rollins said students and tutors are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing from one another.

She added that plexiglass barriers are also available if needed for extra precautions.

“We are also happy that we have been able to facilitate a safe environment for limited face-to-face appointments,” Rollins said in an email.

Ali Braenovich, a tutor at the Writing Center, said sessions with students feel a little different right now.

“I’m glad we are still able to help students amid the pandemic, but I feel like it’s a little harder to connect to the student,” Braenovich said in an email.

Braenovich said she hoped that students who work remotely will take advantage of having the ability to work virtually with the Writing Center. 

“I’m used to several tutors being in the Writing Center all at once and now there can only be two tutors at a time,” Braenovich said in an email.

Students can sign up for appointments on the Writing Center portion of the Marshall website at https://www.marshall.edu/writingcenter/.

Jonathan Still can be contacted at [email protected].